Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Alivizatos

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


Integrate infection control policy and procedure into work practices

Performance Criteria:

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


Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in practices

Performance Criteria:

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


Provide information about infection control policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explain accurately and clearly to the work group relevant information about infection control policy and procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice
1.2 Regularly provide information about identified hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments to the work group
1.3 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
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 topic
  • 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

                                                Infection Control 2015 – Semester 2



Class & Activities


9th July

Infection Control Policy and Procedures


16th July

Practical Application of Infection Control – Checklist


23rd July

Online Test Available – 20/07/15 to 24/07/15

Practical Application of Infection Control – Checklist


30th July

Checklist Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 ( 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 (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).

Assessment Tasks

  1. Online Test


 This online test will be assessing the essential skills and knowledge delivered within this unit.

 Online Test Week 30:                 Open                -           9am Monday 20th July 2015

                                                     Closed             -           5pm Friday 24th July 2015

You must achieve 100% on the online test to be satisfactory.



  1. Practical Assessment


You will be required to complete a workplace skills checklist which to be conducted in a simulated clinic environment during Myofacsial Dry Needling class. ALL items on the skills checklist must be completed to be deemed satisfactory for this assessment.


 Checklist Submission Date: Week 31 – Thursday 30th July 2015  



 All components of the assessment must be demonstrated to a satisfactory level for the student to be deemed competent.

Assessment Matrix



Unit: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

NationalCode:  HLTIN403C

Assessment Task

Elements/ PCs

Required Knowledge (8)

Required Skills (9)

Critical aspects of evidence (4)




Skills Checklist

1.1 1.2 1.3

2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7

3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9




Online Test

1.1 1.3






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