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COMC402 – Infection Control Principles and Application in Primary Care Practice

Module code
Module title
Infection Control Principles and Application in Primary Care Practice
This module provides students with an introduction to micro-organisms and the principles of infection control in a primary care practice setting. Students will perform related clinical tasks under the direction and delegation of a regulated health professional. Includes 50 hours of work placement.
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Understand and apply infection control principles in practice.
Perform routine clinical tasks in a primary care practice setting under direction and delegation.
Maintain appropriate standards of professional behaviour in the workplace.
-Infection control principles - handwashing and hygiene; universal/standard precautions; Infection control policies and procedures
-Chain of infection
-Introduction to micro-organisms
-Professional behaviours including personal hygiene and presentation; responsibility; accountability; understanding of people, whnau and/or family safety; cultural safety; following instructions; time-management; ethical behaviour
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be online delivery with work-based skills development, project based interactive tasks, with online group sessions, video conference tutorials, and creation of e-portfolios of evidence.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence 100
The e-portfolio components could consist of a combination of any of the following: test, assignment, presentation, examination, project or formal report. These could be group or individual assessments.
The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.

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