Course Code: 5N3734

Course Delivery:



QQI Level 5 Component Certificate In Infection Prevention and Control Online

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area.

Learners will be able to:

1 Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to
infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control.

2 Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors.

3 Summarise the various types of microorganisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection, and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times.

4 Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions.

5 Discuss the role and functions of the local infectioncontrol team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections.

Course Fee Information:


€195 – prices include course materials



Assessment / Examinations:

Programme validation will require providers to map each learning outcome to its associated assessment technique. All learning outcomes must be assessed and achieved in accordance with
the minimum intended module learning outcomes set out in the validated programme.

Skills Demonstration 40%
Learner Record 20%
Examination - Theory 40%

Location & date:

Location Starts Delivery Access
Online Anytime Own Pace 12 Months to Complete