IN ADDITION TO THE UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA, GRADUATES WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA CERTIFICATE OF STUDY ON COVID-19 PREVENTION & CONTROL BY THE PROVIDER CERTIFYING COVERAGE OF THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CDC & THE WHO BY THE ATTENDEE
Different teaching methodologies are used according to course content and outcomes such as:
1.Live Secured Streaming:
Online Study with the option of live discussion with the faculty& receiving all study materials in advance. Students attend the course via their PC from anywhere including their home and can have live chat/talk with faculty. It is almost like attending a class. This technology is used for time being because of COVID-19 outbreak.
2.Problem based learning (PBL):
Workshops will be done under the guidance of teaching faculty.
3. Team- based learning (TBL):
Encourage participants to present their idea and then discuss it in class.
1. The American University of RAK (AURAK), in the UAE: Participant who successfully complete the requirements will be awarded with Professional Diploma in Prevention and Control of Infection.
2. CPD/CME Hours Accreditation. (under-Process)
1. Participants who attend at least 80% of the program sessions and successfully submit their assignment will be awarded with a Professional Diploma in Prevention and Control of Infection.
2. There will be a strict attendance system for each online session.
The assessment would be an Assignment which will be done by the participants under the guidance and academic assistance of teaching faculty member
Topic will be discussed in the class and the participants will have a full guide and support during the diploma to complete their Assignment.
American University of RAK is a government university and in June 2017 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the United States has granted candidacy status for accreditation to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). This status has been achieved by the university in the Middle East for the first time exhibiting AURAK leading position as a young but a fastest-growing university in the Arab World.
Infection prevention and control can be defined as a set of measures aimed at protecting those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection, both in the general community and while receiving care due to health problems.
In today’s modern healthcare settings, prevention and control of infection plays an important part of everyday work. Prevention and effective management of infection control needs well-trained professionals and it involves many different specialties as its nature is multidisciplinary. The Diploma in Prevention and Control of Infection meets the needs of working professionals who are involved in prevention and control of infection, but they need deeper understanding of the discipline for effective management of cases.
The Benjamin Franklin axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is the most suitable quote for prevention and control of infection. In healthcare in particular, everyone has responsibility to before considering cure. It is pertinent and imperative to have knowledge of prevention of infection almost for all healthcare workers. Increasing standards required for public premises also means that many individuals will be expected to manage infection control protocols and processes within their place of employment (for example schools, pubs, restaurants and even offices).
The benefits of effective infection control are unquestionable in terms of health and the prevention of spread. For instance, one only has to think about influenza and threats of pandemics to realize the speed and extent of infections when they take hold. The program consists of 8 modules each of which will build upon the knowledge of the previous module. Hence, they are somehow prerequisite of one another.
The course provides professional teaching by King’s Centre for Professional Development experts under quality assurance of American University of RAK. The course is offered to university degree holders in one of the healthcare disciplines such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry etc. The program is delivered using a combination of interactive online lectures and seminars as well as demonstrations and discussion Live Sessions.
The completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Define how pathogenic organisms may be spread in healthcare setting and factors that influence the outcome of an exposure.
2. Implement strategies for standard and Transmission-Based Precautions in healthcare settings.
3. Recognize the role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in reducing the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
4. Describe applied practices for prevention of procedure/device related infections.
5. Explain Infection Control policy for the control of multi-drug resistant organisms.
6. Describe measures to prevent transmission of Occupational Bloodborne pathogens.
On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to perform a range of tasks in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings
• Healthcare Professionals leading Prevention & Control of Infection Committee.
• Members of Prevention & Control of Infection Committee.
• Non-microbiologist Prevention & Control of Infections Team Leaders.
• Prevention & Control of Infections Practitioners.
• Infection Control Link Nurses.
• Prevention and Control of Infection Enthusiasts.
Day-1. Prevention & Control of Infections Principles
• Introduction: History, Financial Implications of Infection in Healthcare & Definitions
• Standards of care in infection prevention
• Standards of professional conduct as they apply to infection prevention
Day-2. Transmission & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
• Chain of Infection & its Importance in Healthcare Settings
• Prevention of Infections: Breaking the “Chain of Infection”
Day-3. Reducing Opportunities for Patient and Healthcare Worker
• Practices & procedures exposing individuals to infections by blood-borne pathogens
• Safe injection practices and procedures designed to prevent disease transmission I
• Safe injection practices and procedures designed to prevent disease transmission II
• Evaluation/Surveillance of exposure incidents
• Engineering Controls
• Work Practice Controls
Day-4. Selection & Use of Barriers and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Types of PPE and barriers and criteria for selection
• Choosing PPE based on reasonably anticipate interaction
• Choosing barriers / PPE based on needs.
• Guidance on proper use of PPE
Day-5. Cleaning, Disinfection, & Sterilization: Principles & Practices
• General Information on Cleaning, Disinfection, & Sterilization
• Potential for Contamination
• Factors Contributing to contamination
• Improper Handling influencing Function of equipment
Day-5. Occupational Health Strategies at Workplaces
• Overview of Occupational Health Strategies for Infection Prevention
• Prevention and Control of Blood Borne Pathogen Transmission
• Evaluation of Healthcare Workers (Hcws) Infected with HIV, HBV,
• Or Other Blood Borne Pathogens
Day-6. Current Topics in Infection Prevention
• Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
• Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE), Clostridium Difficile,
• Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB)
• Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL), Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
• Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Creutzfeld Jacob Disease Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Zika Virus, Bioterrorism & H1N1 Past, Present and Future
Day-6. Prevention of Infection in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities
Professor Jeffrey is a British-trained Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Pathologist and a Fellow of Britain’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences. After studying Laboratory Medicine and completing his fellowship training, he commenced his education in Leadership & Management and also Healthcare Quality. He holds several qualifications in Leadership, Management. He is a Certified Professional in Total Quality Management and also a graduate of Change Management from Cornwall. He studied Infection Control and European Law before studying Patient Safety in the States.
He has held senior academic and industry positions such as Assistant Professor, and Adjunct Professor teaching postgraduate courses for British, Swiss, American and UAE Universities. Since September 2019 he has been working for University of West London UAE Branch Campus as Professor and Academic Director.
In the healthcare industry he has worked as Consultant, Healthcare Quality Expert and Hospital Executive Director. Also, he has worked as Flying Advisor for International Healthcare Projects to the Swiss-based Exem Consulting Company.
Teaching will be ONLINE in Private secured Streaming Room exclusive for the workshop Attendees will be able to have live discussion with faculty
The Class educational materials (slides in PDF format) and also workshop materials will be sent to your email after confirming registration. In addition, a large number of E-books and articles will be sent to your email and the same references will be sent on a university USB with your qualification.
Healthcare Professionals holding a university degree with 2 years’ work experience are eligible to register. If a candidate holds a college diploma with substantial years of experience can also discuss his/her eligibility with program director at the BDA Center.
Competence in English is a MUST as all lectures and workshops are in English.
After the lectures and training Modules, there will be a one assignment assessment with the candidates who successfully complete it being awarded a “Professional Diploma in Healthcare leadership” issued by American University, RAK Campus.
The program is an intensive training program useful for working healthcare professionals. There are 32 hours of LIVE interactive online training, in addition to a one-day revision and assignment review bringing the total length of the program to six days. For developing a relevant assignment for leadership of a healthcare institution, participants should develop a plan on their own time under supervision of a faculty Member.
No the qualification comes under Professional Development category. That is why students should have a good experience in healthcare as the programme is very intensive and suitable for working professional with working knowledge. For further information, you may write to King's Centre for Professional Development Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the American University of RAK -Centre for Executive and Professional Development
Dr Najjah Al Wanni
If there is any other question, enquiries can be directed to BDA Center on +97337772247. Your call/What’s App will be attended, and your questions will be answered.