Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Phone : 9341 1126

Email :

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

  • Facilitator led discussions using Power point presentation
  • In class activities- role play
  • Simulated laboratory activities
  •  Written assessment

Teaching Schedule

The class is scheduled for delivery to the Student Dental Prosthetist group (PTC 13)) commencing in the enrolment block of February 2015 in the Lecture theatre of Building 154 RMIT (within the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne)

Notification will be provided via student email if the date or location change. Delivery of the unit of competence HLTWHS401A/HWSS5712C Maintain  WHS processes, and  HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective healthwork environment are also scheduled for delivery on this day.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (advanced draft) - Global patient safety challenge 2005-2006 - World Health Organization

2012 ADA Guidelines on Infection Control

NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines 2010


Other Resources

Power point available on MYRMIT Blackboard under the program code C6123 and the Unit of Competence HLTIN301C/HWSS5655C Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures
RMIT online learning Hub
Internet links
Journals, Brochures, Pamphlets, Newspapers, Magazines

Overview of Assessment

Clinical observation. Practice manual production. Assignment.

Assessment Tasks

You will be graded with either a Px (Satisfactory) or NS (Not Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines in accordance with the training package elements & essential skills

Formative assessment will be gathered via the Clinical Logbook and included infection control audit sheets.

An assignment will be utilized for summative assessment strategy during the theory session.

Assessment Matrix

To achieve a grade of CA (Competency Achieved) for the unit HLTIN301C/HWSS5655C Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures you are required to obtain a pass result (PX or CA) both of the following assessments, used to measure; elements, performance criteria, essential knowledge and essential skills as outlined in the health training package.

You will be notified by your teacher via a Blackboard announcement of the assignment due date, this will be no less than 1 month post final infection control class.

You must also be able to demonstrate competence in the clinical environment in order to achieve CA (Competency Achieved)

Group PTC 13 student prosthetist will have the assessment process finalised and  result entered by July 1st 2015


Other Information


RMIT University requires that you present YOUR work for assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalities can include charges of acedemic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet to submit your learning guides and assessments.

Special consideration:

Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website

if they believe complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.

RMIT assessment policies - RMIT University

Special consideration online application - RMIT University:

Non completion or non-submission of compulsory tasks:

Failure to complete any or all of the compulsory tasks listed above will prevent the student from achieving a CA (competency achieved) result for unit HLTIN301C/HWSS5655C Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures. This will result in the student not completing the unit successfully. NYC (not yet competent) will be recorded and re enrolment will be required to continue the unit/program. Fees will be incurred. Please note: A second opportunity for assessment will not be granted unless the student has applied for and been granted special consideration as per RMIT assessment policy.

Assessment Appeal Process:
The Appeals Against Assessment policy and procedure applies to all coursework programs in all careers. The appeal process is staged and students are required to follow each stage in order to ensure their full entitlement to appeal is available

Students are required to support the learning outcomes this Unit with work based experience and/ or further self managed research to support positive outcomes in this Unit.

To undertake practical exercises and /or assessment students MUST present for the assessment process as follows:

Please note these are also WH&S requirements for laboratory safety.

In appropriate practical class attire (Protective clothing for legs - if shorts, must cover knees, lab coat, safety glasses)
Fully covered in leather(not suede) footwear

Hair to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.
No artificial fingernails to be worn
The wearing of henna is acceptable.
Short, clean fingernails (no nail polish)
No jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape
All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing

A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake practical exercises or assessment at the scheduled time. The student will be rescheduled to undertake assessment at a later date.


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