Quality Improvement: How to Get Started

This Quality Improvement program is designed to improve patient outcomes and protect the quality of care delivered, when healthcare systems are overloaded and under pressure, by nurturing a culture of continuous improvement.

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn evidence-based practices and skills to enhance the delivery of safe, effective, consistent and timely, patient-centred care, while using resources efficiently.

Facilitating this program, Mater Education is pleased to present Dr Khalid Aziz Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor, Division of Community Engagement at University of Alberta, Neonatologist in the Edmonton Neonatal Program, and member of Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) in Canada.

Dr Aziz has presented and adapted the 10 step quality improvement framework for healthcare organisations around the world, and will be presenting this highly-regarded framework for the first time in Australia, hosted by Mater Education.

We welcome multi-disciplinary teams of health professionals to attend this valuable, interactive workshop to identify and collaborate to improve health outcomes for patients.

Guest speaker: Dr Khalid Aziz
Mater Education is pleased to present Dr Khalid Aziz Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor, Division of Community Engagement at University of Alberta and Neonatologist in the Edmonton Neonatal Program, who will be facilitating a series of one day workshops on Quality Improvement.

Dr Aziz's intention is to strengthen the health care system to ensure that quality is not overlooked when the system is overloaded by quantity. This workshop has been presented in a number of countries but this is the first time that it has come to Australia.
Who should attend?
  • Registered nurses
  • Midwives
  • Allied health professionals
  • Visiting medical officers
  • Medical officers
  • Junior doctors / registrars
Workshop topics

This interactive one-day course will explore quality improvement how to get started, as well as tools to implement and improve as a team, through Dr Aziz's evidence-based 10 step approach.

The 10 step EPIQ approach:

  1. Identify the problem
  2. Select your team
  3. Why might this be happening?
  4. Choose a priority
  5. Map the process
  6. Identify the indicators
  7. Plan the change
  8. Engage partners
  9. Implement change
  10. Share results

The course will include small group activities and case studies, as well as networking opportunities.

You may be able to self-allocate seven Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours/points with your professional college or association, as per their CPD requirements.
Cost and duration

$200 (inc. GST)

10% discount available for Mater People


8.30 am - 2.30 pm for external attendees
8.30 am - 4.30 pm for Mater staff

Cancellation and refund policy


Mater South Brisbane campus
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

For more information and a campus map visit the contact page.

Apply for upcoming dates

Currently no sessions are available for this course.

Please contact us to find out about upcoming sessions for this course.