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Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection

Course Code: 60782-01

Aim of the course:

This qualification aims to help you to understand:

  • the meaning and importance of infection control
  • the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread
  • methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • give learners working or intending to work in health care settings knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control to support their role in the workplace
  • enable you to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

]Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 01: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
  • Unit 02: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
  • Unit 03: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
  • Unit 04: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting

Additional qualification information about this learning aim can be viewed on the NCFE page which will give you more of an in depth overview.