The direction for this assignment will be: Take an aspect of health care quality or risk management and expand on it. In the past, students have submitted on topics such as: Nosocomial Infections and how to determine their causes and solutions (this student worked in a clinical setting); balanced scorecards, a deeper dive into the use of one of the measurements we studied (Six Sigma and Lean have entire books written about them), Google Medical errors and discuss the issues around that and what tools could be used to decrease or eliminate the errors (the last time I taught this class there had just been an article about a surgeon who removed the incorrect limb from a patient). You could also take one of the Critical Concepts or Discussion Questions and research an aspect of that. It’s very broad; I want students to select a topic in which they have an interest. (This is why we do the proposal; so I can be sure students are heading in the right direction!) so be sure to select a topic that has that much information.