Course Title: Manage the prevention and control of infection

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: NURS5360C

Course Title: Manage the prevention and control of infection

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jeremy Sager

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

This unit will be co-delivered with HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C Manage work health and safety.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection


1. Establish framework for infection prevention and control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations and codes of practice for infection prevention and control 1.2 Collate and evaluate information on workplace requirements for infection prevention and control 1.3 Evaluate current policies, systems and procedures for compliance and quality 1.4 Consult with relevant colleagues on infection prevention and control issues and requirements 1.5 Develop and document infection prevention and control systems and procedures, including record keeping and reporting systems 1.6 Define and allocate infection prevention and control responsibilities


2. Establish procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish hazard identification and risk assessment tools 2.2 Develop workplace processes for risk control 2.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control 2.4 Put in place incident reporting and investigation procedures 2.5 Document hazard identification and risk assessment systems and procedures


3. Implement and monitor infection prevention and control practices

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Communicate infection prevention and control systems, procedures and responsibilities to relevant colleagues 3.2 Support implementation by facilitating resources and training 3.3 Monitor day to day effectiveness of infection prevention and control procedures and address issues of concern


4. Evaluate infection prevention and control performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess infection prevention and control systems against compliance requirements 4.2 Review incidents as key sources of information 4.3 Seek feedback on systems and procedures from relevant colleagues 4.4 Identify and action improvements to systems and procedures

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

 A combination of activities will support students learning in this course

• 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


• 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




Class & Activities





Looking at legislation, regulation and codes of practice





Hazard identification: WHS and infection control





Hierarchy of control and its application to WHS and Infection control





Workplace policies and procedures

Identify and report incidents and injuries


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning Resources on the Canvas LMS


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

1. Workbook

2. Clinic skills checklist

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this course reflect the unit of competency and replicate real work skills within the industry.

Assessment Tasks


WHS004/INF004 AT1 Case studies due March 29th

WHS004/INF004 AT2 Group Task Due May 4th

Assessment Matrix

AT1 3x  case studies related to workplace risk and hazards and infection control risks are to be researched and answered.

AT2 ass Designated  Working Group (DWG) you are required to develop a risk assessment tool (including proposed control measures) for workplace risk or hazard and a workplace infection control hazard.


Other Information

This unit is co-delivered with HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C Manage work health and safety


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