Infection Control

Course description

Title: 

Infection Control

Level: 

Level 2

Course Aims: 

This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of infection prevention and control. It begins by introducing the causes of infection; bacteria, fungi, virus, protozoa and parasite and the illnesses/diseases they cause. It also examines the meaning of infection, colonisation, systemic, localised and healthcare associated infection.

You will explore the chain of infection and how you can prevent and control infection by breaking links in the chain. You will learn about the systems and procedures that support the prevention and control of infection.

The course concludes with an outline of legislations and regulations including risk assessment and your role and responsibilities for infection control.

Learning Outcomes: 

The learning outcomes for this course are:

  • Know the causes of infection; bacteria, fungi, virus, protozoa and parasite
  • Know two diseases/illnesses caused by fungi, bacteria, virus, protozoa and parasite
  • Know the meaning of infection, colonisation, systemic, localised and healthcare associated infections
  • Know the six links in the chain of infection and how to break them
  • Know how to use personal protective equipment and perform hand hygiene
  • Know systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infection
  • Know the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infection.