Infection Prevention and Control Level 7
- Mode of study
- Part time
- Course code
- Contact details
- Contact Course Administration Office
- Contact email
- Starting months
- March 2020
This module has been developed with clinical colleagues and ensures that students undertaking it enhance their knowledge and skills within this specialty. The module focuses on infection prevention and control in acute and community and global settings.
- All candidates will hold current first level professional registration with a relevant regulatory body, eg. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Candidates will normally work in a healthcare setting and in a role relevant to the module.
- Evidence of successful study at Level 6.
Module content will include:
- Epidemiology of healthcare associated infections, to include hospital and community acquired infections.
- Contemporary issues in infection prevention and control, to include international, national and local perspectives and developments, evidenced based infection prevention and control practices, national infection prevention and control agenda.
- The Health and Social Care Act (2008). Code of practice for health and social care on the prevention and control of health care associated infections and related guidance and other key legislation, policy and local standards related to infection prevention and control.
- Public policy, public health and environmental health.
- The interface between hospital and community and infection prevention and control.
- Hospital and community hygiene.
- Pathogenesis of human disease.
- The chain of infection and host risk factors.
- Principles of microbiology, virology and immunology.
- Outbreak control and prevention strategies.
- Organisms of clinical significance, to include MRSA and C.Difficile.
- Antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial agents.
- Management of the physical, psychological and emotional impact of infection upon the patient/client, relatives and professional staff.
- The environment of care and infection prevention and control, high risk settings and factors.
- High risk situations regrading infection prevention and control e.g. care of the immuno-suppressed patient.
- Prevention and management of infection; to include risk assessment and management, clinical governance, surveillance, clinical audit.
- Developing infection control practice, to include the use of teaching and learning initiatives to develop and inform workplace developments.
- Legal, socio-economic and professional aspects of infection prevention and control.
- Critical reflection
- Change management
- Academic writing and reading
- Develop referencing skills
- Poster development skills
- Presentation skills
- Oral exam skills
This module will take a blended learning approach including lead lectures, master classes from clinical experts, on line resources, simulation. Face to face content will be supported by pre and post session activities using the KLE.
Teaching and assessment
The principal learning and teaching methods used in the module may include:
- Lectures, seminars and workshops: The core of each module delivery mode is a series of face to face tutor-led or group-led seminars or workshops.
- Web-based learning using the Keele Learning Environment (KLE), Blackboard.
- Group work and peer support. All modules use focused group work and class discussions within face to face tutor time.
- Directed independent study. Most of the study hours for each module comprise independent learning by expecting participants to add depth and breadth to their knowledge of topics, to practice skills and to reflect on critical incidents and their practice.