As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Quality Management in a Care Setting essay. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
- Critically analyse the need for their care setting to achieve the best possible outcomes for the service user.
- Critically discuss the performance of teams.
- Critically discuss the management of continuous quality improvement.
- Reflect upon strategies that develop, maintain and evaluate systems and structures to promote the rights, responsibilities and diversity of service users in their setting.
Graduate attributes: Discipline Expertise
Knowledge and understanding of chosen field. Possess a range of skills to operate within this sector, have a keen awareness of current developments in working practice being well positioned to respond to change.
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.
You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates
anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
This assessment is worth 100% of the total marks for the module.
Using specific examples from own practice to support your discussion, make a case for why care settings must achieve the best possible outcome for users off service in their care. Note: Also consider the advantages of outcome-based care, challenges experienced in implementing it in your practice. Are there success stories or case studies to share?
With reference to a relevant team development and motivation theory, critically discuss the performance of teams in managing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in care settings. Note: Consider using CQI tools and frameworks to support your critical debate.
Using a recognised reflective model or tool, evaluate strategies, systems and structures used in health and social care practices to promote the rights, responsibilities and diversity of service users.
Note: Consider the role of critical reflection in evaluating strategies, systems, structures and policies in supporting the principles of support for working in Health and Social Care.
You have the opportunity to submit a draft assignment to receive formative feedback. The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you develop your skills as an independent learner.
If you are a distance learning student, you should submit your work, by email, to your tutor, no later than 2 weeks before the actual submission deadline. If you are a blended learning student, your tutor will give you a deadline for formative feedback and further details. Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date or the date specified by your tutor - if a blended learning student.
You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system.
The My Study Skills Area on iLearn contains useful resources relating to referencing. You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment. Additional notes:
Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment. The word count excludes the title page, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from theassessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count. See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of this module for more information