Infection prevention and control principles, NU3326 Short Course

Infection prevention and control principles, NU3326 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 1 hour chatroom per week x 12 sessions. (20 credits at level 6)

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort - Jan 2021

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course 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%.

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-8

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
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 

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839