Health sciences and medicine

Health sciences and medicine Aim: The aim of this study is to discover how confident final year students are regarding MRSA and infection control. One of the main reasons why I have chosen this particular issue is because at present MRSA is still an on-going problem for organisations world-wide (Makison, 2006) and has become a public health concern in many parts of the world (MacDonald, 2008). It is an area of the curriculum that I have had to work hard in to become confident and the study will aim to discover if this is common throughout the cohort. The study is important because radiography students do come into contact with MRSA patients and their role is to ensure that they minimise the spread of infection and at the same time protect themselves. The study will be conducted via a self- administered anonymous questionnaire using the quantitative data analysis. The researcher will be using a descriptive statistical approach to analyse the data, as this analysis permits simpler interpretation of the data (Creswell, 2013). A survey containing closed and open ended questions will be provided to students to gauge their confidence about MRSA and infection control. The questionnaire consists of 10 questions. The researcher will use a Likert scales to obtain the information, as this scale permits the participants to determine their level of confidence. The target population are third year diagnostic radiography students. The questionnaire will be handed out to students in a classroom. Participants will also be informed that they can withdraw at any stag