Competency information


Control infection risks in accordance with departmental protocols.


  • Protocols and requirements for hygiene and infection control related to the relevant range of investigations, including preparation, conduct and completion of investigation.
  • Protocol for hand washing and how effective hand washing contributes to control of infection.
  • The importance, range and correct application of aseptic techniques in the investigation of bacteriological samples.
  • Risks and hazards associated with non-compliance.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 1 Outcome Interpret routine requests for virology investigations in the correct clinical context and process the specimens that accompany those requests.
# 2 Outcome Perform the range of laboratory techniques used in the workplace to investigate important viral infections.