Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs

Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs is a high quality online training course that uses animation and interactivity to promote learning.

It has been designed to provide an understanding of immunology and immunisation to enable practitioners to become confident and competent independent immunisation providers. This course is endorsed by the Australian Pharmacy Council and attracts 30 CPD hours (Group 1) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan and by the Australian College of Nursing and attracts 30 CPD hours. The course comprises of 4 Modules further divided into chapters.

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Course content

Module 1

The module delivers information on the fundamentals of microbiology and immunology, providing a foundation for further understanding of the disease process, the chain of infection, vaccine development and how vaccines work

Module 2

There are 5 chapters in this module which provides a framework for understanding vaccine preventable diseases relevant to adults. Each chapter discusses the vaccine preventable diseases and the vaccines used to treat these diseases.

Module 3

This module aims to assist the health practitioner to apply the relevant legislative requirements to clinical practice and effectively communicate risk in the clinical setting.

Module 4

This module will introduce the learner to the requirements necessary to deliver a high quality and safe immunisation service. There are 3 chapters that cover cold chain management, vaccine safety and vaccine administration. A video provides clinical instruction and outlines the key aspects of the immunisation encounter. There is no clinical assessment attached to this program but a clinical assessment guide is provided for those who wish to make their own arrangements for clinical assessment.

Target audience

Health professionals involved in the discussion or delivery of adult or occupational vaccination programs will benefit from this course.

Time for completion

This course must be completed within 20 weeks from the date of registration.

Continuing Professional Development

The Program is endorsed by Australian College of Nursing according to their Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 30 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Certificates awarded

On completion of the course all learners will be able to print a Record of Study that can be used as evidence for continuing professional development.

Health professionals who successfully complete and meet all course requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, this will be posted to the address supplied at registration.

SA Health reserves the right to withhold issuing a certificate if the learner is deemed not to have successfully completed the program and met all course requirements. In this case the learner will only receive a Record of Study.