Infectious Disease Awareness courses

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At a glance

Course length:
15-20 minutes online

Course audience:
Managers & Leadership module and Employee module

Region:
Available in Australian and New Zealand content format

Course type:
Structured LearningiDesigned for learners with little prior knowledge, this course type takes the learner through the course subject sequentially – one step at a time.

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About this course

In 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified, COVID-19. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness from the common cold to more serious disease like Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that can be passed from person to person through droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.

Infectious diseases, like COVID-19, are preventable. Infection control in the workplace aims to prevent pathogens from coming into contact with any person in the first place.

Safetrac’s ‘Infectious Disease Awareness’ courses are broken into two versions – an Employee version to assist staff in understanding the COVID-19 outbreak, what they can do to reduce the risk of infection, and a Manager version to assist with knowing what signs to be aware of, and what they can do to protect their health along with the health of their staff.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, learners should understand:

EMPLOYEE MODULE

  • What the new coronavirus outbreak is (COVID-19);
  • The signs and symptoms of COVID-19;
  • How to prevent the transmission of infection;
  • Who needs to and how to isolate; and
  • What to do if someone gets sick at work.

 

MANAGER MODULE

  • the process of identifying and assessing risks of infectious diseases;
  • the considerations when planning a response to infectious diseases;
  • the considerations when applying infection control strategies in their workplace; and
  • the considerations for managing indirect risks that arise;

Course contents

EMPLOYEE MODULE

  • What are infectious diseases?
  • What is coronavirus?
  • How is COVID-19 transmitted?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
  • How is COVID-19 treated?
  • Prevention measures
  • Who needs to isolate?
  • How to isolate
  • Becoming ill at work

 

MANAGER MODULE

  • Background on Infectious Diseases
  • Identifying risk of infectious diseases
  • Assessing risk of infectious diseases
  • Responding to risk of infectious diseases
  • Planned response to infectious diseases
  • Infection Control in your Organisation
  • Considerations to manage the indirect risks arising from changes to usual work arrangements

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* Training through your LMS via a SCORM file is available, however, may incur a delivery cost. The Infectious Disease Awareness (employee module) is designed for all businesses.

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