PG Certificate in Infection Control & Prevention [Online Learning]
The PG Certificate in Infection Control & Prevention course is designed by the University of Dundee for healthcare professionals new to the field of Infection Control and Prevention who which to enhance their practical knowledge and expertise in the field of Infection Control.
The PG Certificate in Infection Control and Prevention course will help teach essential skills, knowledge and understanding of key learning areas in this field such as;
- Risk Management
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Applied Microbiology
- Outbreak investigation and management
This Infection control course is taught by acclaimed clinical expert that support students with additional learning in partnership with the University of Dundee academic staff. Benefit from the clinical expertise and contemporary best practices and practical skills of the clinical experts from the Infection control field.
Benefits of a PG Certificate in Infection Control and Prevention Course
The PG Certificate in Infection Control & Prevention Course enhances knowledge, skill and the ability to evaluate critical applications of microbiology with regards to Infection control, on a practical level.
Analyse, develop and implement patient care safety policies built around quality best practices for both strategic and operational levels. View Infection Control and Prevention holistically, to create and augment service provisions and clinical practices across all levels of an organisation.
In addition, the PG Certificate in Infection Control and Prevention courses will teach the foundations of data generation through experimental and observational research studies, and how to use this data for decision making, risk assessment and complex problem solving.
Successful graduates from the PG Certificate in Infection Control and Prevention course can work as specialists for a range of private, public and government organisations in either a clinical or administrative capacity.
Graduates have the ability to influence best practices that improve the quality of health and safety relating to patient care and their organisation in general.
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Entry Requirements for PG Certificate in Infection Control & Prevention Course
Healthcare professionals working in Infectious Diseases, Health Protection, Infection Prevention, Infection Control or similar fields should apply to this course.
A degree or equivalent in a social care, healthcare or similar, along with relevant work experience. A flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) is available for students who do not hold a degree. This is evaluated on a case by case basis. Health practitioners have the opportunity of having previous significant learning and experience assessed for credit. Credits earned would go towards the course application.
Evidence of English language ability may be requested if English is not the first language. The required proficiency level must be equivalent to IELTS 6.1
Microbiology and its Application to Practice
On completion of the module, you will be able to:
- develop a critical understanding of microbiology and the infection process
- develop a critical understanding of the infection prevention and control practice implications of the characteristics of micro-organisms and the infection process
- critically evaluate epidemiological, audit and surveillance data to determine appropriate interventions to prevent and control infection
- recognise and investigate incidents and outbreak
- engage in evidence-based practice, using critical thinking to enhance personal and professional development
Infection Prevention and Control in Practice
On completion of this module you will be able to:
- examine and discuss core components of infection prevention and control and their application to practice
- critically appraise the professional and accountability issues of infection prevention and control practice
- demonstrate the ability to formulate, implement and evaluate appropriate strategies to promote quality and safe patient care
- demonstrate the skills required to participate in the development and implementation of operational and strategic initiatives in infection prevention and control
- critically evaluate the decision-making process, risk assessment, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary working, accountability and governance within complex situations
Research for Practice
This module is intended to provide you with fundamental understanding of evidence-based practice and research, enabling you to examine how these concepts can be used to advance professional practice.
- Overview of the concepts of evidence-based practice, research utilization and research
- Critical appraisal and synthesis of evidence
- Overview of key research traditions and approaches (quantitative and qualitative and evidence reviews)
- Key stages of the research process
- Data generation using a range of methods (observational and experimental studies; pre-existing documents or data sets; interviews; focus groups)
- Introduction to statistics and statistical analysis
- Introduction to qualitative data analysis and thematic coding
To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, only 2 of the 3 core modules need to be undertaken.