Infection prevention and Control


At Staffordshire University, we provide a number of independent modules that offer unique skills and knowledge that are critical for you to survive and thrive in your career as a health professional.

If you work within the NHS or the private sector, you will understand the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had more than anybody else. Our level 6 module in Infection Prevention Control in Clinical Practice will allow you to sharpen your skills and knowledge of basic microbiology, common microorganisms and their pathogenesis, to allow you to understand the legislation, procedures and principles of controlling standard infections in the future.

Content will be delivered over 10 weeks through 200 hours of interactive lectures, tutorials, independent study and culminating in a written assessment. You will examine the evidence-based guidance that informs best practice. Building on your current knowledge you will recognise, interpret, apply, and disseminate the principles of infection prevention and control, understand the challenges of use of antimicrobials, help improve patient/service-user care and challenge practice in your workplace setting.

During our level 6 module, you will build expertise in the areas of:

  • Standard infection prevention and control principles
  • Health care associated infections
  • Principles of decontaminationAn
  • timicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Legislation, surveillance, guidance, and governance

The module will be delivered by highly experienced and qualified practitioners who possess expertise in the field of infection prevention and control.

Delivery method
On campus
Start date

April 2022

Entry requirements

Any professional health care worker whose sphere of work involves aspects of infection control and are employed in a clinical / infection prevention and control setting.



How to apply

If you, or a member of your healthcare team, are interested in undertaking our level 6 module on Infection Prevention Control in Clinical Practice, please contact our brilliant and friendly module leader, Jennifer Bate, to find out more on costs and course entry dates: Or call our enquires team: 01782 294000

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