Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: HWSS5658C

Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6135 - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email: joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Alivizatos

Contact Phone: 9925 4898
Contact Email: bianca.alivizatos@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

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

The following competency unit is a pre-requisite for this unit:
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Successful progression in this course is required for clinical practice. Unsuccessful progression may lead to exclusion from further clinical practice classes.
 

Course Description

This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation.   


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Element:

Integrate infection control policy and procedure into work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Implement infection control policy and procedures with members of the work group
1.2 Maintain liaison with person responsible for organisation-wide infection control
1.3 Provide coaching and support as required to ensure that individuals/teams are able to implement infection control practices
1.4 Adopt work procedures to reflect appropriate infection control practice
1.5 Deal with issues raised through consultation and ensure they are resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution
1.6 Implement workplace procedures for dealing with infection control risks and hazardous events as necessary
1.7 Encourage employees to report infection risks and to improve infection control procedures

Element:

Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Promptly investigate infection control hazardous events to identify their cause in accordance with organisation policy and procedure
2.2 Monitor work procedures to control infection risks to ensure compliance
2.3 Regularly review and adjust work procedures to ensure improvements in infection control practice
2.4 Provide feedback to team and individuals on compliance issues, changes in work procedures and infection control outcomes
2.5 Ensure training in work procedures is provided as required to maintain infection control standards
2.6 Identify any inadequacies in work procedures and infection control measures and ensure they are corrected or reported to designated personnel
2.7 Accurately maintain records of infection control risks and incidents as required
2.8 Use aggregate infection control information reports to identify hazards, to monitor and improve risk control methods and to indicate training needs
2.9 Report and investigate potential breaches of infection control in line with organisation procedures

Element:

Provide information about infection control policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explain accurately and clearly to the work group relevant information about infection control policy and procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice
3.2 Regularly provide information about identified hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments to the work group
3.3 Provide opportunities for the work group to seek further information on workplace infection control issues and practices
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation


Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.
A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:
• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning
• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas
• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform
• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques
 


Teaching Schedule

Please refer to course schedule detail on MyRMIT

Semester 1 2014 Timetable

        Term 1
10 Feb- 23 Apr

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00 - 12:00

        Break     01:00 - 03:00

    01:00 - 04:00 

       Term 2
28 Apr -20 Jun     09:00 - 12:00

        Break     01:00 - 03:00

    01:00 - 04:00 

Public Holidays
Labour Day Holiday - Mon 10-Mar
Easter Break - Thur 17 -24 Apr
Anzac Day Fri 25-Apr
Queens Birthday Mon 6-Jun
 

Semester 2 2014 Timetable
Term 3
07 Jul - 29 Aug

Monday
 

Tuesday
 

Wednesday
 

Thursday
 

Friday
 

09:00 - 10:00

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10:00 - 12:00

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09:00 - 12:00 

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Break     
01:00 - 04:00 

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Public Holidays
Cup Day Tues 4-Nov
 

Please note: Timetable subject to change. Any change will be notified via student e-mail. 
Re Clinical Placement OR Student Clinic - Each student will commit to at least one shift per week from 1:00 – 4:00 
As part of our commitment to your training, students will be placed with some of our industry partners. These placements are compulsory and RMIT as well as its industry partners have an expectation of a regular commitment to treatment days. 
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Brukner, P, 2012, Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine, 4th edn, McGraw Hill, Sydney, Australia 

9780070998131

Cook, G, 2010, Movement - Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment and Corrective Strategies,  On Target Publications, California, USA

9781931046725


References


Other Resources

Overview of Learning Resources:
Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources.
Students will be provided with resources and tools for leaning in this course through myRMIT.
Readings given in class times and relevant literature as it comes to hand are important in order to maintain an up to date knowledge of the industry.
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An RMIT assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).


Assessment Tasks

Attendance and participation:
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Final assessment in this course is a combination of a number of "formative" assessments.
To achieve competency in this course students need to successfully complete and achieve sufficiency in ALL of these formative assessments.
Please refer to RMIT’s assessment policy for more details:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FAdministration%2FPolicies%20and%20procedures%2FAcademic%20and%20research%2FAssessment%2FAssessment%20policy/
Should a student be unable to attend an assessment or require an extension to a due date please refer to the following webpage: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Direct credit transfer and RPL:
Direct credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy

Work submitted for assessment:
Assessments that require work to be submitted must be handed in by the due date designated by the course instructor.
Details of the due date for each assessment item are included in this course guide and are in the Course Schedule in myRMIT (Blackboard).
Students are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/
All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
Care must be taken to reference all work correctly and to avoid plagiarism. Be sure not to plagiarise unintentionally.
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
 

Penalties for late submission:
All assignments will be marked as if submitted on time then the mark awarded will be reduced by 10% for each day (or part of a day) it is late, unless an extension is approved.
Assignments that are late will not be marked and will be awarded zero marks (unless prior extension has been requested and approved. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
 

Assessment Result Information:
All students will receive a All students will receive an HD, D, CR, P (High Distinction, Distinction, Credit, Pass), an NYC (Not Yet Competent) Mark or a DNS (Did Not Submit)  for the assessment.
Students must receive P marks for all Assessments to receive an overall Pass mark for the course.

Assessment Tasks

This course is will be assessed as follows:

  • Online Health & Safety theory test - due week 4 
  • Infection Control Poster - due week 15: This task requires you to work within a group to produce a poster detailing the standard operating procedures in relation to infection control in the clinic.
  • Practical demonstration of skills in myotherapy clinical practice sessions - ongoing during semester 1 and 2

In order to gain competency in this course, students must complete ALL assessment activities AND gain a pass mark in each assessment activity. If one assessment activity is deemed “Not Yet Competent” then it may be included in the following assessment activity, until all assessments have been completed successfully.

 


Assessment Matrix

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