Infection Control

Course code NURS6650Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

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

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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
ContentThis 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
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge* 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 DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Other: (please specify)Introductory Blog - Online Postings
Presentations - IndividualPowerpoint Presentation
Quiz - On-lineMultiple Choice
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS6650