5 Hours over 1 Month


01 Aug 2019




  • Care

Why take this course?

This course comprises two easy–to–follow study units. The importance of good hygiene and the ease with which infection can spread are key aspects, along with the importance of good infection control policies. At the end of the course, students will be able to: List common pathogenic microorganisms and explain why they are harmful; Explain what HCAI means and why it is important; Describe how the chain of infection serves to spread disease; Identify key pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and explain how and when they are used; Give key reasons why hands need to be decontaminated; Deploy an effective hand–washing technique; Describe how to break the chain of infection to prevent contamination; Identify and comply with key components of infection control policy; List their responsibilities as a member of staff; Identify and separate different types of waste; Explain the importance of handling waste safely; Follow correct procedure when dealing with spillages and sharps.

What you will experience

The online materials include quizzes, activities and checklists to help reinforce learning as students work through each topic. In addition, learners will be asked to take an online assessment to check their knowledge on completion of the course.