Infection Prevention and Control in Practice module (NB30053)

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Module code


Module code: NB30053
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target audience

This module is suitable for practitioners with a responsibility for infection prevention and control in all countries and settings. 

Delivery details

The module will be delivered through online distance learning. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee and whilst the module is running, tutor support will be given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module aim

To provide students with the opportunity to critically explore and debate infection prevention and control issues, in order to develop a holistic and strategic understanding of their role, practice and influence for improvement through change.

Module overview

On completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills required to participate in the development of operational and strategic initiatives at local and national level.
  2. Appraise the ethical, legal and professional issues surrounding accountability and understand the consequences of failing to practise safely.
  3. Evaluate the decision making process, risk assessment, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary working, accountability and governance within complex situations, such as decontamination, outbreak management and the built environment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to formulate, implement and evaluate learning and teaching strategies that promote quality and safe care.
  5. Examine and discuss core components of quality improvement and patient safety principles, approaches and application to service delivery.

Assessment strategy

The assessment for this module is an on-line activity in which you are required to participate as part of a team responding to a variety of infection prevention and control challenges that you will be presented with.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534