Communication Essay

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------------------------------------------------- Title: IC02 Causes and Spread of Infection ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Credit Value: 2 Guided learning hours: 20 The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand the causes of infection and common illnesses that may result as a consequence. To understand the difference between infection and colonisation and pathogenic and non pathogenic organisms, the areas of infection and the types caused by different organisms. In addition the learner will understand the methods of transmission, the conditions needed for organisms to grow, the ways infection enter the body and key factors that may lead to infection occurring. The unit has 2 learning outcomes to be achieved. On completion of this unit, you will: * Understand the causes of infection * Understand the transmission of infection Teaching and guidance for this unit will be given by your assessor. This is a knowledge only unit. Outcome 1 – Understand the causes of infection 1.1: What is a virus and how does it differ from bacteria? ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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