Governance and Compliance for Quality


The aim of this module is to develop the learners ability to critically appraise what constitutes proper governance and how effective governance is evidenced in organisations. The module will equip learners with an awareness of the structures and processes which operate in well governed organisations, and it will also sensitise learners to the impicit nature of how systems operate within a real world context. The role and leadership responsibilities of boards will be explored alongside the accountability of both directors and managers, the nature of fiduciary duties and executive and non-executive functions.

The module will be responsive to regional and sector specific requirements and will initially focus on the need as the Health, Social Care and Public Sector as required.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically appraise the nature, context and evolution governance.

  2. Synthesize the interrelated concepts of governance, risk and compliance and the role of regulatory bodies.

  3. Critically evaluate how effective governance architecture and compliance structures supports good governance within organisations.

  4. Critically appraise the role of ethics, culture, diversity, power and relationships in governance.

  5. Extract and apply the learning from reports which reflect on governance failures.

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