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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
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
START DATE: 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.
Poster presentation 50%. Oral defence of the poster 50%.
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 1-8
Information and knowledge 1-3
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)
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839
Module information:Lisa Broadley, Lecturer 01772 895190 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, email@example.com