Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: HWSS5655C

Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6123 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: Ph: (03) 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maria Broumos

Craig McCracken       9341 1410

Zanne Frazer     9341 1402         

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures


1. Follow infection control guidelines


2. Identify and respond to infection risks


3. Maintain personal hygiene


4. Use personal protective equipment


5. Limit contamination


6. Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of clinical and other waste


7. Clean environmental surfaces

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you have the skills and knowledge required to comply with infection control policies and procedures. All procedures must be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australia and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the organisation.

Details of Learning Activities

Participate in theory sessions and workshops
Using workplace scenarios, participate in simulations/role plays/case studies dealing with infection control procedures
Participate in individual/team scenarios/role plays/case studies/simulations dealing with maintenance of infection control in the dental prosthetist workplace
Participate in a practical placement in a designated dental prosthetist workplace and maintaining infection control standards , maintain clinical uup to date clinical logbook.

Teaching Schedule

• Basic microbiology
• Transmission of infection
• Aspects of infectious diseases including:
- pathogens
- opportunistic organisms
• Risk minimisation
• Waste management
• Standard & additional precautions
• Hygiene procedures
• Immunisation
• Personal protective clothing & equipment
• Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
• Organisation’s policies and procedures
• Regulatory requirements


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

ADA Guidelines for Infection Control (2nd Edition) 2012 WHO Guidelines on hand hygiene in health care (Advanced draft) - World Alliance for Patient Safety


Other Resources

Online research.

Overview of Assessment

Clinical observation. Practice manual production. Assignment.

Assessment Tasks

Report of the policies and procedures in infection control that address all performance criteria.

Perform elements of competence and performance criteria as designated for this unit of competency to the required standard consistently across a range of variables in the clinical environment. Maintain clinical logbook.


Infection control assignment to indicate acquisition of underpinning knowledge

Assessment Matrix

Report of the policies and procedures in infection control that address all performance criteria. 10% Word processed report document.
Assessor: Maria Broumos

Consistent clinical demonstration of all performance criteria across a wide range of variables. 70% Clinical observation/auditclinical logbook
Clinical Observers: Zanne Frazer, Maria Broumos

Assignment (student has to competently answer at least 70% of the total number of questions) 20%

Other Information

*All assessment tasks must be successfully completed before competency can be obtained

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