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.

Our 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 face-to-face lectures, tutorials and independents study. 

You will examine the evidence-based guidance that informs best practice.

Building on your existing knowledge you will recognise, interpret, apply and disseminate the principles of infection prevention and control, linking science and clinical practice together to understand the challenges around antimicrobial use and the behaviours in practice to empower you to improve patient/service user care within your workplace setting.

You will build expertise in the areas of:

  • Standard infection prevention and control principles
  • Health care associated infections
  • Microbiology and lab simulation
  • Principles of decontamination
  • Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Infection prevention and control governance

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

Academic credits
Delivery method
On campus
There will be two dates which will be delivered at the Stoke on Trent Campus, Leek Road
Centre for Health Innovation Stafford

Every Thursday for 10 weeks from 09.30-16.30

Start date

Thursday 25th April 2024

Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Any professional health care worker in the NHS or private sector.




Jennifer Bate

Senior Lecturer

Jenny is a lecturer in adult nursing. Her main areas of interest are infection prevention and control antimicrobial stewardship and patient safety.

Jennifer's profile

Dr Yetunde Ataiyero


Dr Ruchi Gulati Marwah


Victoria McQuillan

Technical Specialist - Microbiology

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