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Infection Control in Clinical Practice

Key Information


Programme Type

Short Course

Delivery

Blended learning

Award

30 UG Credits

Cost

£1,620

Next Start Date

June 2025

Course Overview

This course has been designed to meet the needs of registered and practicing professionals such as nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and radiographers.

It aims to enable students to apply best evidence and underpinning knowledge regarding pathogenesis and microbiology, to the prevention, monitoring, investigation, and control of infection. Additionally, it seeks to develop students practical skills in instigating changes in their work environments.

Key Features

Aligned with NHS career framework

Part Time

Delivered by experienced healthcare professionals

Designed for practitioners

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How You Study

This course takes a blended learning approach. Key concepts will be introduced through lectures, seminars, e-learning, and directed study. You will then have the opportunity to apply these concepts through clinical examples and shared experience.

You will also be expected to independently develop, reflect upon, and apply your clinical skills and knowledge to the context of your own professional practice.

Additional support resources will be provided through the University's Virtual Learning Environment.

This course typically covers:

- Auditing a defined clinical environment in a structured and methodical way.
- Applying knowledge of microbiology and pathogenesis, to analyse and interpret your clinical findings.
- Utilising audit findings to formulate an appropriate risk management plan, based on best evidence, clinical judgement ,and assessment of patient and/or public risk.
- Justifying your recommendations for clinical practice, using contemporary policy and clinical guidelines to enhance patient and/or public safety.

How you are assessed

Formative assessment on this course will take place through discussions of findings from a clinical audit.

Summative assessment will be undertaken by applying practical skills and underpinning knowledge of theory and healthcare policy to the interpretation and analysis of a clinical evidence base which will be presented in a confidential Clinical Audit Report.

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