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TM5555 - Infection Control in Health Care Settings

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

The subject aims: to provide an academic award in infection control that is responsive to learning needs, national accreditation requirements and requirements of employers; to educate health professionals about infection control in a range of health care settings particularly where resources are limited. Focus will be on infection control in rural and remote settings in Australia and in developing countries.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate evidence of a comprehensive understanding of infection control principles, strategies and policies in a range of health care settings in the developed and developing worlds;
  • describe the chain of infection, non-specific and specific host immune responses;
  • discuss strategies for the education of health personnel in infection control and continuing professional development of infection control personnel;
  • discuss strategies to enhance a successful team approach to infection control;
  • discuss the importance of building design and infrastructure in infection control;
  • discuss the significance of nosocomial diseases and their causative pathogens.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.