Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course provides students with an opportunity to advance knowledge and skills in infection prevention and control in contemporary healthcare practice. Students will be encouraged to explore aspects of clinical governance, prevention of infection and outbreak / exposure management with particular relevance to the student’s specialist clinical practice
On completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse and synthesise current evidence relating to clinical governance and principles guiding infection control practice; legal and ethical frameworks,standards and guidelines;
2. Critically analyse and synthesise current evidence relating to the pathogenesis of infection; pathogens, virulence, modes of transmission, sources of infection and health care associated infection;
3. Critically analyse and synthesise current evidence relating to prevention and promotion of infection control in various practice settings including:
a) the implementation of effective infection prevention and control programs;
b) risk factors contributing to the development of Healthcare Associated Infections
c) evidence-based approaches to classification, surveillances and clinical audits in Healthcare Associated Infections;
4. Critically analyse and synthesise current evidence relating to outbreak/exposure management in contemporary clinical practice
This course consists of the following three modules:
Module 1. Clinical Governance Structure, Legislation and Standards
Module 2. Prevention and Promotion of Infection Control
Module 3. Outbreak /Exposure Management
* Foundations of health and health breakdown theory, legal and ethical issues related to health. It is also assumed that the student will have fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to health care practice.
* Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation.
* Ability to conceptualise practice.
* Knowledge of relevant infection control standards.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term