Unit Breakdown

This shows how we capture all the evidence to obtain enough credits for this part of your award

Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Causes and Spread of Infection    

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand the causes of infection.

1.1

Identify the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

1.2

Identify common illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

1.3

Describe what is meant by infection and colonisation.

1.4

Explain what is meant by systemic infection and localised infection.

1.5

Identify poor practices that may lead to the spread of infection.

1.6

Identify how an understanding of poor practices can be applied to own professional practice.

2

Understand the transmission of infection.

2.1

Explain the conditions needed for the growth of microorganisms.

2.2

Explain the ways an infective agent might enter the body.

2.3

Identify common sources of infection.

2.4

Explain how infective agents can be transmitted to a person.

2.5

Identify the key factors that will make it more likely that infection will occur.

2.6

Discuss the role of a national public health body in communicable disease outbreaks.

 

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