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Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
1 hour chatroom per week x 12 sessions. (20 credits at level 6)
School of Sport and Health Sciences
No Partner College
Next cohort - Jan 2021
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content
(20 credits at level 6)
This module addresses the current infection prevention and control agenda and the factors that contribute to the development of Healthcare Associated Infection. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and understanding of the core principles that prevent and control infection in order to implement effectively these principles in practice.
The topics covered include the external and internal drivers influencing infection control practice, the chain of infection and strategies to prevent and control infection based on the current evidence base for best practice.
Microbiology, the role of the microbiology lab and the immune system and its function will also be addressed.
You may study this module on its own as part of your continuing professional development or it may contribute to the award of BSc (Hons) Professional Practice. If you wish to record a Specialist Practitioner qualification you will be required to provide evidence that you have met the required standards for registration.
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Poster presentation 50%. Oral defence of the poster 50%.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 1-8
Information and knowledge 1-3
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
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From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
How to Apply
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839
For further information:
Module information:Lisa Broadley, Lecturer 01772 895190 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, email@example.com