Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HWSS5658C

Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact : Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411412

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Eleanor Schroeder

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

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 organization.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures


1. 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


2. Integrate infection control policy and procedure into work 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


3. Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in 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

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit will have the skills to implement infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability and to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organization.

Details of Learning Activities

Activities for this course include lectures, online learning using resources provided and interactive classroom activities

Teaching Schedule

1Disease transmission Infection control AS/NZS4815 Policy development Task 1 provided
3Infection control Quality assurance Implementing policy Responsibilities of the DH Task 2 provided
5 Task 1 Due
8 Task 2 Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A complete book list will be provided during Orientation and available on Blackboard


Other Resources

Additional materials will be provided online via the Blackboard program Shell

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will comprise a written assignment and a written report

Assessment Tasks

TASK 1 Written assignment: Infection Control policy development  Due Week 5

TASK 2 Written report: Activities conducted in workplace, risk assessment and implementation of policy. Due Week 8

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination

Assignments will be marked as Satisfactory/Not satisfactory. Students may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the teacher and approved by the co-ordinator.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course


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