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View Unit : Causes and Spread of Infection

Unit
Unit Reference Number
H/501/7103
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Causes and Spread of Infection
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
20
Unit Credit Value
2
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Not applicable.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the causes of infection

1.1

Identify the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites

1.2

Identify common illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites

1.3

Describe what is meant by “infection” and “colonisation”

1.4

Explain what is meant by “systemic infection” and “localised infection”

1.5

Identify poor practices that may lead to the spread of infection

2

Understand the transmission of infection

2.1

Explain the conditions needed for the growth of micro-organisms

2.2

Explain the ways an infective agent might enter the body

2.3

Identify common sources of infection

2.4

Explain how infective agents can be transmitted to a person

2.5

Identify the key factors that will make it more likely that infection will occur

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