Module Title:   Infection Control

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4076M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof C.B. Beggs

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
1. To stimulate a multidisciplinary understanding of the concepts underlying infection control.
2. To promote an understanding of the epidemiology of hospital acquired infection.
3. To promote an understanding of the infection risks associated with surgical and therapeutic procedures.
4. To promote an understanding of healthcare technologies which might be employed to control the spread of infection in hospitals.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The relevant concepts, principles and theories will be explored in formal lectures and discussed in tutorials. Cognitive and personal skills will be developed in problem solving exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. The formal examination will assess all the learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   4.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00     &nnbsp;    Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Integrate knowledge from the disciplines of biology and engineering in an understanding of infection control; Describe the characteristics of typical hospital acquired infections; Critically evaluate the infection risks posed by various surgical and therapeutic procedures; Analyze the epidemiology of hospital acquired infections; Critically evaluate the effectiveness of infection control measures; Critically evaluate the role of healthcare technology in infection control.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply an advanced understanding of infection control in clinical settings.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Solve problems systematically.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Examination - closed book

Outline Syllabus:
The nature of microorganisms and the fundamentals of microbiology; microbiological sampling, culturing and speciation; infectious diseases and the chain of infection; infection and immune response; principles of infection control; the epidemiology of infection; antibiotics and drug resistance; bioaerosols and airborne transmission of infection; ventilation of hospital wards and isolation rooms; UV air disinfection; operating theatres and surgical site infections; nosocomial pneumonia and ventilator associated infections; catheter associated infections; infection control surveillance and management.

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