Infection prevention and control (IPC) is an essential part of safety in healthcare settings. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Council of Deans of Health Science in collaboration with the Australian Allied Health Leadership Forum is proud to launch the Infection Prevention and Control in allied health – teaching curriculum framework. 

The Framework provides themed links accessible from a single site to support the embedding of the principles of Infection Prevention and Control in Allied Health Practice guidelines into teaching curriculums ensuring students in allied health education programs receive comprehensive up to date theory on infection prevention and control.  Specifically, educators will have a ‘toolkit’ that will:

  1. Appropriately prioritise embedding of principles of infection prevention and control at different stages of each of the allied health professions teaching curriculum;
  2. Provide strategies for implementation including the development of teaching materials and toolkits;
  3. Set targets to ensure the content has been successfully embedded in the teaching curricula;
  4. Provide methods to assess compliance of curricula with the principles Infection Prevention and Control in Allied Health Practice and policies developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACQSHC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The development of the Framework was made possible through funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health.  Access the Framework here