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Principles of the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings

Course Overview

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of tackling infection in a healthcare setting by helping you understand the cause, spread and control of infection. 

During the course you will cover the following units:

Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in healthcare settings

Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings

Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in healthcare  settings

Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a healthcare setting

In addition to the skills you will develop throughout your distance learning programme you will also develop a range of transferable skills including communication skills, time management and digital skills.

If you are seeking employment, UCQ can support you in developing employability skills to help you progression into work or volunteering, providing advice and support in job search, application form and CV completion and interview preparation.

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Course Information

Title: Principles of the prevention and control of infection in healthcare settings

   Duration: Up to 10 weeks, however, flexible to meet individual need.  

   Upon successful completion of a programme, students will achieve the TQUK Level 2 qualification

  Transferable skills developed will include:

  • Communication skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving
  • Personal motivation and organisation skills
  • Research

   Start date are flexible; students can enrol throughout the year and study at a time and place to suit their circumstances.

  Each student will receive a dedicated tutor who will provide regular remote delivery supported by interactive study guides and assessment packs.

   Study Format: Tutorials; work activity; assessment and robust feedback.

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