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Infection Prevention and Control

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

Rising levels of health care associated infection (HCAI) have gained prominence in the media and in politics, leading to great public concern. All NHS organisations are required to put infection control and basic hygiene at the heart of good management and clinical practice. All healthcare workers have a duty of care to their patients and preventing infection forms part of that duty of care. This module will help NHS organisations to fulfill their requirements because, on completion, learners will have gained an overview of the key elements of infection control, understand how infections might occur and how good practice can reduce their likelihood and prevent their spread.

On completion of this module learners will:

  • Understand basic microbiology
  • Understand how micro-organisms are spread
  • Understand standard infection control precautions
  • Know the importance of correct hand hygiene technique
  • Be able to describe what MRSA, Clostridium difficile, Norovirus are and understand their impact in healthcare
  • Know what precautions are necessary to prevent and control Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI)

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Infection Control
  • Handling Waste
  • Understanding MRSA
  • Understanding CDI
  • Understanding Norovirus
  • You and Infection Control
  • Summary

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

I found it very well set out and easy to follow and explained well
21/05/2016 YJ
There was a lot of information but very easy to follow
12/05/2016 EB
The modules were all explained very well with pictures diagrams and charts
28/03/20156 MB
The modules were all explained very well with pictures diagrams and charts
28/03/20156 MB
found this module interesting as in went into more depth, about infectious diseases, then some of the other courses I have completed
15/02/2016 JW
It was easy to use as the courses all are, although this was the hardest course I have done
09/02/2016 AR
The presentation made it easy to digest information.
08/01/2016 KB
User friendly and the modules were easy to understand and clear
23/10/2015 SB
The programme was incredibly easy and straightforward to navigate through. As such I encountered no problems and worked steadily through
19/10/2015 LS
It's very easy to use
14/10/2015 SP div>
Being able to do different sections at different points in time.
05/10/2015 JD
All information was all there and the questions were set to the information read when doing the on-line test
04/10/2015 MP div>
Ease of access & the ability to pause when required without losing progress is a major bonus.
NS 17/04/2015
That I could use it at my own pace to fit in with work demands
HM 02/04/2015
All information very relevant to my own care setting
KC 17/03/2015
I found it very useful, relevant and informative
DT 28/01/2015
The animations and English was well presented and easy to use. It was engaging and insightful
KH 14/01/2015
A very good graphic, which repeats summary of points to consolidate learning
SL 14/01/2015
Not an easy subject for a non-clinician, but I felt the narrative together with the visuals made this interesting and easier to learn than I imagined
SN 25/11/2014
It was nice to have these training because it helps most people at their own space time to have the trainings related to Health Care Worker
WC 10/05/2014
Easy to understand, not too overwhelming with information and statistics
SK 19/12/2013
learning how infections can be spread quickly along with learning about what to do to prevent infections spreading
KI 14/12/2013
I thought the module was easy to understand and dare I say it fun!.I learnt more than I thought I would about Infection Prevention and Control. I would recommend this module to everyone as part of their e-learning
RT 07/12/2013div>

Cost and Discounts

£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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