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Infection Prevention and Control

Course Overview

The essential course information

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Course Code:
City South

This course runs on the following dates:

10 - 16 March 2014

A dynamic responsive module, incorporating a blended approach to learning using a mixture of lectures, face to face class room activities and forum discussions via virtual learning site: MOODLE. The content will provide current contemporary issues/practice relevant to Infection Prevention and Control.

Course overview and benefits

The module aims to improve the awareness, understanding and clinical practice of health and social care practitioners in the field of infection prevention and control. The students knowledge and understanding will be enhanced through the sharing of clinical expertise underpinned by relevant theoretical concepts/principles, national frameworks and evidence-based guidance relating to the field of Infection Prevention and Control and reduction of Healthcare Associated Infection.

We have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you.

Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) rating

The Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme is a system in which you can accumulate the credits and build them towards recognised awards, if you so wish. This single module course carries 15 credits at level 6 (degree level).

This module could count towards a Top-Up Degree

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Entry Requirements

This module is suitable for any health or social practitioner who wants to raise their awareness of Infection Prevention and Control principles and issues in order to improve their clinical practice respectively.

Application Details

Please visit our Applying to a CPD Course pages.


Course Leader

Shirley Kirnon

Our Professional Navigator, Tracey Cutler, is also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Tracey Cutler on 0121 331 6162.

Meet Our Professional Navigator

Hello, I’m Tracey, the Professional Navigator and I am available via the Personal Development Department (PDD).

I help health and social care professionals to choose the right Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Many people call me to find out which programmes can top up their diploma into a degree, or to research postgraduate options. Others need to update their skills to remain members of a professional body or to specialise in a new area.

You don’t need all your certificates to hand when you call: I’ll just find out what qualifications you have and where you’ve worked. Often, I’ll then meet you face to face so we can discuss where you want to be. I help callers find out if their training courses they’ve done at work, can count towards an award.

I can advise on the short courses we offer, which don’t bear credits but teach new workplace skills, and flexible study options. Also I help international professionals carry out qualification comparisons as part of my role in PDD.

We offer an extensive range of modules: some of our specialist courses are otherwise only available at universities in London and Scotland. Nearly all our lecturers are practising professionals who are known and respected in their fields.

Many professionals tell me they feel confused about what to do next. But I’ve worked in the sector; I qualified as a nurse in 1987 and have worked as a senior lecturer here at the University - so I understand issues like getting time off work and finding funding."