Assessment 3: Written essay Word limit: 3000 words +/- 10%
APA 7 and Harvard is fine too.
students to discuss the development, review or evaluation of an infection prevention and control resource appropriate to their practice. This could include a policy, procedure or education session. webinar may be offered to discuss the requirements of this final assignment (assessment 3), and this is recorded and available in the Assessment section of the Course for students who cannot participate in the live webinar. A critical evaluation of an infection prevention and control practice, procedure, or policy Critically examine an infection control practice, procedure or policy in your work area. Synthesizing your infection control knowledge, safety and cost effectiveness & where appropriate, the need to respect cultural values - make recommendations to improve practice. Describe how you will implement and evaluate these changes and take appropriate action Please note if you are currently not employed, answer this question in relation to your usual place of work/interest or your specialization. The purpose of this is to develop your ability from novice to advance in the application and management of infection prevention and control specific to your professional practice.
As you will have seen in the previous webinar, using the following structure, is a requirement and will enable you to address the requirements of the essay, and ensure you attend to each aspect of a critical evaluation which is what the essay requires.
Provides a clear overview of why the improvement project was needed that conveys to the reader the direction the assignment will take.
BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
The aim/rationale of project are clearly described. This section mounts a convincing argument for the intervention. Initial audit/observation against a known standard, guidance or the literature Includes detail of the staffing and resources, project team, history of current practices and workplace readiness for this improvement is discussed.
The improvement strategy (intervention) is explained. Discussion and analysis of stakeholders, engagement, implementation strategy for the intervention, analysis of barriers and obstacles and communication strategies are outlined and justified
Demonstrates understanding of how the intervention is/was evaluated or measured, includes discussion of evaluation method, clearly identifying what the intervention is being measured against. Evaluation method reflects the aims and objectives of the project.
Summarises and draws together the findings and outcomes of the project
There are another 20% of the marks taking the total to 100 for the quality of your evidence and expression. See the marking grid on the previous page to understand how these sections are assessed.
References and Resources Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) (2020), last accessed 5/11/2020, International Centre for Academic Integrity (2014), Fundamental values project, last accessed 16/10/2019, https://www.academicintegrity.org/educational-resources/