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Health & Safety Programmes

Infection Control Diploma

Overview

Health care-associated infections, or “nosocomial” and “hospital” infections, affect patients in a hospital or other health-care facility, and are not present or incubating at the time of admission. They also include infections acquired by patients in the hospital or facility but appearing after discharge, and occupational infections among staff.

Modern healthcare employs many types of invasive devices and procedures to treat patients and to help them recover. Infections can be associated with the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. These healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) include central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Infections may also occur at surgery sites, known as surgical site infections. CDC works to monitor and prevent these infections because they are an important threat to patient safety.

Career Opportunities

Health care-associated infections, or infections acquired in health-care settings are the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery worldwide. Hundreds of millions of patients are affected by health care-associated infections worldwide each year, leading to significant mortality and financial losses for health systems. Of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one health care-associated infection. Hence, the demand for qualified and trained infection control professionals is dramatically increasing.

Attendees

The course is particularly suitable for:

  • Nurses
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Other health professional
  • Public Health officers 
  • Health and Safety officers

Program’s Highlights:

  • Tuition Hours: 48 hours
  • Clock Hours: 280
  • Credits: 14

Courses Structure:

This diploma consists of 5 modules and a project work

  • Regulatory Aspects of Infection Control Program
  • Introduction to Health Care Associated Infections
  • Recognising and Preventing Intravascular Catheter-related Infections
  • Blood Borne Viruses and Sharps Injuries: In Care Homes
  • Field Epidemiology in Practice: A Hospital Outbreak of Acinetobacter
  • Infection-control measures in health-care settings.

Program’s Learning Objectives:

The purpose of this diploma is to:

  • Enhance understanding of the world of microbiology, which will then enable the candidate to formulate a management strategy to care for infectious patients and prevent further spread of disease.
  • Ensure that candidates are fully prepared to lead infection prevention and control services and are capable of developing, implementing, supervising and auditing a comprehensive infection prevention and control program in different healthcare facilities.
  • Guarantee that Infection Control professionals are capable of working within the integrated programs of quality assurance and accreditation.

Delivery Styles

  • Distance
  • Blended
  • Campus-Based
  • Overseas

Learning, teaching and assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the programme, including traditional lectures, computer-based learning, student-based learning such as case studies and directed learning.

The program is assessed using both traditional unseen examination and coursework.

Laboratory Management Diploma

Overview

Laboratory managers oversee the operations of many different types of laboratories, including medical, criminal, research and research and development labs. Lab managers supervise laboratory technologists and technicians, ensure that the lab is compliant with applicable regulations and regularly review and revise laboratory procedures.

This program has been designed to equip participants with managerial skills combined with practical knowledge (ranging from safety, environmental awareness, standards and regulations, specialized information technology systems, effective communications, record keeping, and technical writing) that laboratory work requires.

Career Opportunities

According to the Lab Manager Magazine Salary and Budget survey, the earnings of laboratory managers in the United States, broken down by industry, are as follows:

  • Pharmaceutical Lab: $69,800
  • Biotech Lab: $69,040
  • University Lab: $46,760
  • Clinical or Research Lab: $62,910
  • Industrial Lab: $72,270
  • Government Lab: $69,040
  • Private Lab: $64,050
  • Other: $55,000

Attendees:

The course is particularly suitable for those with relevant food related knowledge and/or experience including:

  • Medical laboratory technologists and technicians.
  • Medical and other health professionals.
  • An allied health professionals
  • Administrative professionals.
  • Medical research specialist.
  • Biological manufacturing staff
  •  Pharmaceutical industry staff
  • Anyone who are keen to work in analytical testing in laboratories in various industries such as the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, research institutes, and other relevant sectors.

Program’s Highlight

  • Tuition hours :30
  • Clock hours: 200
  • Credits: 10

Course Structure:

This diploma consists of 6 courses and a project work

  • Introduction to Laboratory Regulations        
  • Good Laboratory Practice      
  • Standards, Good Practices and laboratory quality management systems.  
  • Laboratory Information Management          
  • Leadership and communication        
  • Laboratory and Research Ethics        

Program’s Learning Objectives:

  • To increase the knowledge of participant’s in core requirements for becoming a medical laboratory manager.
  • To equip participants with managerial skills combined with practical knowledge.

Delivery Styles

Students can choose from the following delivery styles.

  • Distance
  • Blended
  • Campus-Based
  • Overseas

Learning, teaching and assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the program, including traditional lectures, computer/internet -based learning and student-based interactive learning.

The program will be assessed using both assignment for each module and a case study after end of all modules.

DIPLOMA IN HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Overview

Health and safety management are equal partner to other strategic business risks. Concepts of risk and models of risk management supply the context for the management of health and safety in a range of sectors. By applying the principles of business risk management to health and safety, this diploma introduces crucial best practice approaches that are applicable on a global platform, irrespective of local legislation.

Career Opportunities

Health and safety managers use their knowledge and skills to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. They are responsible for ensuring that employers and workers comply with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to.

Health and safety mangers are based in a wide range of organisations, from multinationals to small consultancies, and help to plan, implement, monitor and review protective and preventative safety measures. They work in partnership with employers, employees, directors and trade unions to minimize:

  •     Operational losses;
  •     Occupational health problems;
  •     Accidents;
  •     Injuries.

Attendees

This diploma is designed for individuals who want to progress their career in  health  &  safety  and  to  develop  the  international  knowledge  and  skills  in  order    to  become  an   international  health  &  safety  practitioner and/or manager.

Program’s Highlights:

  • Tuition Hours: 48 hours
  • Clock Hours: 280
  • Credits: 14

Course Structure

The Diploma consists of two certificate courses and a project work as follows:

  1. Certificate in Health and Safety Management
  • Principles of Health and Safety Management
  • The Concept of Risk
  • Risk management
  • Personality, behaviour and human error
  • Risk Preparation
  • Risk Communication
  • Economic Issues
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Managing Health and Safety Risks
  1. Advanced Certificate in Health and Safety Management
  • Regulatory models for managing health and safety
  • Models for managing health and safety risks at the organisational level11
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Control
  • Training and Competence
  • Auditing, benchmarking and continuous improvement
  • Responsibility and accountability for health and safety
  1.  Research Project
  • What is a Project Work                                                                                                                             
  • Types of Project Work                                                                                                                      
  • Steps of Writing a Project Work                                                                                                         
  • The Writing Process                                                                                                                            
  • Project Work Template                                                                                                                             
  • Analysing the Project Work                                                                                                                 
  • Create your own Project Work

Program’s Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the underlying principles of health and safety management, such as risk management, risk perception, risk communication, behaviour, human error, economics and cost benefit analysis is explored.
  • Using international and national approaches, ‘best practice’ techniques are presented to help managers develop and implement health and safety management systems in their own organisations.
  • Identifying the roles of risk assessment, risk control, training, performance measurement, auditing, benchmarking and continuous improvement in health and safety management are analysed to provide an integrated and effective management system.
  • Seeing examples drawn from a range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations.
  • Introducing contemporary views on the social responsibilities of both the organisation and the individual to manage health and safety are featured in order to stimulate further debate and look to the future direction of health and safety management.

Delivery Styles

  • Distance
  • Blended
  • Campus-Based
  • Overseas

Learning, teaching and assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the program, including traditional lectures, computer/internet -based learning and student-based interactive learning.

The program will be assessed using both assignment for each module and a case study after end of all modules.

DIPLOMA In PUBLIC HEALTH

Overview

The Diploma in Public Health provides the knowledge and skills necessary to address diverse global public health issues. The course covers promoting health and prevention of diseases; the provision and evaluation of treatment and care; and the investigation and control of environmental threats to health. The emphasis is on the use, development and evaluation of conceptual models, methods of analysis, and practical, effective interventions

Career Opportunities

Public health is a diverse field that includes specialization in areas such as maternal and child health, biostatistics, nutrition, leadership and environmental sciences. Many public health workers deal with developing policy, promoting community wellness, education, research and management.

Attendees

Career options for this diploma holder include:

  • Public health social worker
  • Health educator
  • Health services manager
  • Community wellness administrator
  • Researcher
  • Health Awareness Professionals
  • HSE Officers and Supervisors
  • Health Care Managers
  • Health Promoters

Program’s Highlights:

  • Tuition hours :40
  • Clock hours: 240
  • Credits: 12

Course Structure:

The diploma consists of 6 modules and a project work

  • Fundamentals of Public Health          
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics          
  • Occupational health and Safety        
  • Health Promotion and Health Education       
  • Environmental Health            
  • Health Care Management

Program’s Learning Objectives:

This diploma is designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills associated with public health competencies. The program

  • Provides an international learning environment
  • Develops the ability to think analytically
  • Teaches the essential skills required to develop existing or build new health services and systems

Delivery Styles

Students can choose from the following delivery styles.

  • Distance
  • Blended
  • Campus-Based
  • Overseas

Learning, Teaching and Assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the program, including traditional lectures, computer/internet -based learning and student-based interactive learning

The program will be assessed using both assignment for each module and a case study after end of all modules

Diploma in Healthcare Administration

Overview

The Diploma of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program emphasises mastery of leadership and management skills as practiced in healthcare organisations. The programme is designed for students with limited healthcare management experience. This health care operations programme focuses on concepts, principles and processes associated with effective health care operations, including human capital management, health care consumerism and marketing, and facilities and capital asset management.

Career Opportunities

Common jobs with a Degree in Health Care Operations include chief executive officer, clinic manager department or division director, facility manager, health care consultant, hospital administrator, medical records manager, nurse manager, nursing director, operations manager or programme manager.

Potential workplaces include: ambulatory health care service, community care facility for the elderly, dental office, health clinic, home healthcare service, hospital, insurance company, medical and diagnostic laboratory or outpatient care center

Attendees

Doctors, dentists, physiotherapists and radiographers, must have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience.

Other healthcare personnel and professionals must have a basic qualification in one of the health sciences or hold such other qualifications as approved by the HSSI and have a minimum of two years' clinical or healthcare managerial experience or other relevant experience.

Program’s Highlights:

  • Tuition Hours: 48 hours
  • Clock Hours: 280
  • Credits: 14

Course Structure

 

The Diploma consists of eight courses and a Project Work

  • HealthCare Policy and Law    
  • HealthCare Finance and Reimbursement     
  • HealthCare Economics and Decision Making           
  • Strategic Health Care Planning         
  • Organisational Leadership and Governance
  • HealthCare Quality, Risk, and Regulatory Compliance        
  • Introduction to Health Information Systems
  • Project Management and Team Leadership                         

Program’s Learning Objectives

  • Receive strong management-oriented training in health services management
  • Learn the essentials of healthcare policies, practices, and processes
  • You will be fully equipped with healthcare knowledge and health service management skills to work alongside other healthcare professional
  • When you graduate, the skills and knowledge you have acquired will help you play a crucial role in any healthcare institution to ensure that patients have a pleasant service experience..

Delivery Styles

  • Distance
  • Blended
  • Campus-Based
  • Overseas

Learning, teaching and assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the program, including traditional lectures, computer/internet -based learning and student-based interactive learning.

The program will be assessed using both assignment for each module and a case study after end of all modules.

Executive Diploma in Infection Control

Overview:

Health care-associated infections, or “nosocomial” and “hospital” infections, affect patients in a hospital or other health-care facility, and are not present or incubating at the time of admission. They also include infections acquired by patients in the hospital or facility but appearing after discharge, and occupational infections among staff.

Modern healthcare employs many types of invasive devices and procedures to treat patients and to help them recover. Infections can be associated with the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. These healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) include central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Infections may also occur at surgery sites, known as surgical site infections. CDC works to monitor and prevent these infections because they are an important threat to patient safety.

This diploma has been designed as per the guidelines of the CBIC-Certification Board of Infection Control and acts as preparation course for CIC exam.

Career Opportunities

Health care-associated infections, or infections acquired in health-care settings are the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery worldwide. Hundreds of millions of patients are affected by health care-associated infections worldwide each year, leading to significant mortality and financial losses for health systems. Of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one health care-associated infection. Hence, the demand for qualified and trained infection control professionals is dramatically increasing.

Attendees

The course is particularly suitable for:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Other health professional
  • Public Health officers
  • Health and Safety officers

Program’s Highlights:

   Tuition Hours: 48 hours

   Clock Hours: 280

   Credits: 14

Courses Structure:

    This diploma consists of 8 modules and a project work

1) Identification of Infectious Diseases

      a. Interpret the relevance of diagnostic and laboratory reports
      b. Identify appropriate practices for specimen collection, transportation, handling, and storage
      c. Correlate clinical signs and symptoms with infectious disease process
      d. Differentiate between colonization, infection and contamination
      e. Differentiate between prophylactic, empiric and therapeutic uses of antimicrobials

2) Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation

        a. Design of Surveillance Systems

        b. Collection and Compilation of Surveillance Data

        c. Interpretation of Surveillance Data

       d. Outbreak Investigation

3) Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents

    a. Develop evidence-based/informed infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    b. Collaborate with relevant groups and agencies in planning community/facility responses to biologic threats and disasters (e.g., public health, anthrax, influenza)
    c. Identify and implement infection prevention and control strategies

4) Employee/Occupational Health

    a. Review and/or develop screening and immunization programs
    b. Collaborate regarding counseling,follow  up, and work restriction recommendations related to communicable diseases and/or exposures
    c. Collaborate with occupational health to evaluate infection prevention-related data and provide recommendations
    d. Collaborate with occupational health to recognize healthcare personnel who may represent a transmission risk to patients, coworkers, and communities
    e. Assess risk of occupational exposure to infectious diseases (e.g., Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bloodborne pathogens)

5) Management and Communication

    a. Planning

    b. Communication and Feedback

    c. Quality performance improvement and Patient Safety

6) Education and Research

    a. Education

    b. Research

7) Environment of Care

a. Recognize and monitor elements important for a safe care environment (e.g., Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning, water standards, construction)
b. Assess infection risks of design, construction, and renovation that impact patient care settings
c. Provide recommendations to reduce the risk of infection as part of the design, construction, and renovation process
d. Collaborate on the evaluation and monitoring of environmental cleaning and disinfection practices and technologies
e. Collaborate with others to select and evaluate environmental disinfectant products

8) Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

    a. Identify and evaluate appropriate cleaning, sterilization and disinfection practices
    b. Collaborate with others to assess products under evaluation for their ability to be reprocessed
    c. Identify and evaluate critical steps of cleaning, high level disinfection, and sterilization

Program’s Learning Objectives:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Apply principles of epidemiology to environmental assessment of risk.
  • Plan a comprehensive infection prevention and control program.
  • Propose a surveillance system.
  • Interpret infection control data.
  • Design a surveillance system as well as collect and interpret data – unique skills not covered by traditional credentialing or training programs.
  • Assess, plan and manage infection prevention and control efforts within their organizations and communities.

Delivery Styles

  • Online : 900 $
  • Blended : 1200 $
  • Campus-Based: 1600$ Regular/ Intensive
  • Overseas : 2400 $

Learning, teaching and assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the programme, including interactive lectures, computer-based learning, student-based learning such as case studies and directed learning.

The program is assessed using both traditional unseen examination and coursework.

Diploma in Infectious Disease

Overview

Infectious diseases (ID) remain one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Infectious diseases including Measles, Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS continue to contribute significantly to the global burden of disease and remain leading cause of death across the word. In addition hospital based infectious and antibiotic resistance are ongoing challenges.

Emerging and re-emerging infectious such as Ebola, Dengue, Chikungunya and MERS Corona Virus (CoV) are posing a public health challenge. Ecosystem, climate changes, rapid urbanization, intensive agricultural and animal husbandry practices alter the agent host interaction and lead to emerging challenges in infectious diseases. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to understand the requirements for infectious diseases control at a population level.

Career Opportunities

This course will introduce you to the essential aspect of infectious diseases control, including surveillance, screening, epidemiology, vaccination and outbreak control. This qualification is ideal for healthcare practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles of infectious diseases control in populations.

Attendees

The course is designed for those working in health or related disciplines, who have an interest in the management and control of infectious disease and who would like to improve their skills or bring their knowledge up-to-date to support implementation of infectious disease programs. The course particularly targets health care practitioners including doctors, nurses and health program managers.

Program’s Highlights:

  • Tuition Hours: 54 hours
  • Clock Hours: 3080
  • Credits: 15

Courses Structure:

This diploma consists of 10 modules and a project work

  • Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nutrition & Infection
  • Parasitology
  • Healthcare-Associated Infection
  • Immunology of Infection and Vaccines
  • Epidemiology & Control of Infectious diseases
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Principles & Practice of Health Promotion

Program’s Learning Objectives:

The purpose of this diploma is to:

  • Understand the principles of infectious disease epidemiology and control
  • Understand effective surveillance systems, investigation and identification approaches

Delivery Styles

  • Distance
  • Blended
  • Campus-Based
  • Overseas

Learning, teaching and assessment:

Various learning and teaching methods are used on the program, including traditional lectures, computer-based learning, student-based learning such as case studies and directed learning.

The program is assessed using both traditional unseen examination and coursework.