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Title: Theories of Infection Control
Keywords: TB
Health facilities
Disease prevention, control and elimination
Communicable diseases
Country: Indonesia
Institution: Indonesia - Post Graduate Programme, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
Course coordinator: Ning Rintiswati
Date start: 2024-02-26
Date end: 2024-03-08
About duration and dates: Application deadline is usually 4 weeks prior to first presence course day. Pre-reading materials will be distributed 2 weeks prior to course commencement. 2 weeks of pre-reading (before departure)= 5 hours 2 weeks of face-to-face = 46 hours Final assignment= 15 hours (writing)
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Blended-learning
Course location:
Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, UGM, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ECTS credit points: 2 ECTS credits
SIT: e-Learning:
- Pre-reading = 5 hrs
- Self directed study = 20 hrs

Face-to-face (lectures and practical):
- In class lectures = 9 x 2 hours = 18 hours
- Field visit = 3 x 3 hours = 9 hours

Face-to-face (assessment):
- Presentation & Discussion = 2 x 2 hours = 4 hours
- Preparing final assignment (writing paper) = 15 hours

TOTAL = 71 hours
Language: English
At the end of the module, the student should be able to:
1. Define the modes of transmission of nosocomial infections
2. Underline the methods of infection prevention and control
3. Explain the principles of respiratory infection control
4. Describe and apply the principles of surveillance of infection
5. Distinguish and assess the types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the real-life setting of Infection Prevention and Control
6. Assess and discuss the infection prevention and control program in health facilities
Assessment Procedures:
Assessment will be conducted by having:

1. Group assignment (point: maximal 30%)
● Students will work in a group
● During the field visit, students will be asked to assess the implementation of infection control in place
● Students are also expected to propose recommendations to address their findings
● Students will present their findings in front of the class and it will be followed by a discussion
● Each group will be given 15 minutes to present their findings and another 15 minutes for discussion
● Students will get the grade individually according to their performance during discussions and presentations in class

2. Individual assignment (point: maximal 70%)
● Students will be given a scenario/ case related to infection control to write an essay with a minimum word count of 1500 words, with references attached, and should be submitted a week after the assignment is announced by the class coordinator.
● Students are expected to propose a strategy or solution based on the case given

This course use letter grade system with the following range
A = 80 - 100
A/B = 75-79,9
B = 70-74,9
B/C = 65-69,9
C = less then 60%
1. Overview and Introduction of Infection Prevention and Control
2. Principles of Infection Prevention Control (IPC)
3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
4. Infection Control in the Built Environment Policy
5. Infection Surveillance and Prevention
6. Principle of Airborne Infection Control (TB and MDR-TB, Influenza Virus, COVID-19)
7. Principle of MRSA Infection Control
8. Infection Control Program for Health Care Setting and Congregate Setting
9. Infection Control for Infectious Intestinal Disease
10. Field Visit I: Assessment of Infection Control Management and Implementation in Health Care Setting
11. Field Visit II: Assessment of Infection Control Management and Implementation in Health Care Setting
12. Field Visit III: Assessment of Infection Control Management and Implementation in Primary Health Care Unit
13. Presentation, Discussion, and Recommendation of Infection Control Management in Health Care Unit
14. Final Exam
Prior to the start of the class, students are expected to have completed the pre-reading materials provided two weeks in advance of the class commencement.

During the lectures, each topic is allotted a two-hour time frame to introduce the subject matter. Following the theoretical sessions, a practical session is conducted in the field, where students assess and manage infection control in various healthcare settings such as hospitals and respiratory hospitals, as well as primary healthcare environments. The findings from these field visits are then presented in class, allowing for discussion and the exchange of comments and feedback among peers and lecturers.

Pre-reading= 5 hours

In-class lectures: 9 x 2 hours = 18 hours
Field visit: 3 x 3 hours = 9 hours

Presentation and Discussion = 4 hours
Preparing final assignment= 15 hours

Self-directed learning= 20 hours

Total: 71 hours
- Students must be enrolled in an MPH or M.Sc programme.
- English proficiency: Certificate for English TOEFL test with at least a score of 550 points (paper based) or 213 points (computer-based) or 79/80 (internet-based) or IELTS band 6.0. For students who have the classes in English, kindly provide a statement letter from relevant institutions stating that classes are delivered in English.
The maximum number of students that may enrol in this course is 20 students (including the tropEd students)
Students with minimum 75% of attendance are eligible to take the course final examination.
First come first serve
Fees: Tuition fee is 500 Euro for the tropEd students, excluding living cost.
Not available
Major changes since initial accreditation: No major changes
Student evaluation:
The Infection Control: Theories and Practices course is mandatory for students in the Tropical Medicine Postgraduate Program and the Special Program of Implementation Research in Tropical Diseases TDR Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme at UGM. The course has received accreditation from tropEd Network and has attracted students from various networks and UGM itself. Field visits to local healthcare facilities are included to provide a practical understanding of disease control procedures.

Overall, the course received positive feedback regarding engagement, organisation, workload, and its perceived value for students' future careers. However, there were minor concerns regarding the level of interest and the amount of course materials. Only some students found the course slightly interesting, indicating a lack of strong engagement.

Students suggested incorporating more practical sessions, such as case studies on infection prevention and control in different settings.
Lessons learned:
The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a critical real-world example that demands our attention. Given the current state of the epidemic, it is vital to stay updated on the latest developments. Keeping abreast of the most recent information from reliable sources such as health authorities and government institutions is crucial. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate this topic into the learning curriculum.

Field visit sessions hold immense significance for students as they offer a practical and hands-on learning experience. Students eagerly embrace the opportunity to explore real-world issues and apply their knowledge beyond the confines of the classroom. Field visits allow them to witness firsthand the practical application of the concepts they have learned, interact with industry experts, and acquire valuable skills that extend beyond what textbooks can provide.
tropEd accreditation: Accredited in October 2018 and in EC Telco in Feb 2024. This accreditation is valid until Feb 2029.
Reading material:

WHO Guideline for Infection Control:
WHO Recommendation for MRSA Control:
Infection and Prevention of Epidemic and Pandemic-prone Acute Respiratory Infection in Health Care:
Email Address:
Date Of Record Creation: 2018-11-01 05:36:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2018-11-01 10:08:33 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2018-11-01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2024-03-12 13:47:20 (W3C-DTF)

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