Are you interested in how infectious diseases are spread and controlled? This course will introduce you to the science of infection and the application of methods to prevent and control infection in humans.
Whether you work in care, retail, food, or hospital settings, or simply have an interest in learning more about infections, this course will take you on a journey, from a patient perspective, to increase your understanding of how we can prevent, control, and treat infections.
You will experience ‘behind the scenes’ journey of patient samples, as well as developing your skills in recognising best practice in simulated clinical and other settings.
We welcome enquiries from employers, why not send a member of your staff on the training?
This short course will:
- Enhance your knowledge and understanding of infectious agents, modes of transmission and disease pathology
- Help you understand the key principles of infection prevention and control including the importance of reflective practice.
- Through the use of real-world situations, enable you to critically explore the methods used to diagnose, manage, and treat infections.
- Provide you with the skills to communicate effectively on current advances in infection prevention and control
We have partnered with local organisations and employers in the health sector, and they will be involved in the delivery of some elements of the course and will introduce you to the challenges and opportunities associated with infection prevention and control.
The short course is formed of three microcredential components, each amounting to 10 credits.
You will learn using a flipped classroom approach, where you explore topics at home independently to then enhance your understanding of each element through online and face-to-face tutor-led lectures and seminars, scenario-based simulations and problem-based group sessions.
Where appropriate, guest speakers may contribute to the course to provide applied perspectives from different sectors within infection prevention and control.
Simulated sessions will take place in the Centre for Health Innovation in Stafford, lab based sessions will take place in Science Centre, Stoke.
Following the course, candidates will have a period of up to 8 weeks to undertake a summative assessment covering all 3 microcredential components. An aggregate total of 30 credits will be awarded on successful completion of this piece of summative assessment, which reflects the 10 credits gained through each microcredential component.
The assessment will focus on critically analysing and reflecting case-based scenarios, through the following elements:
- Case-based discussions
- A written report of a simulated case scenario
- A reflective report
Case-scenarios and related discussions will be informed by real-life situations and examples shared by health partner organisations and professionals.
You will receive weekly formative feedback via online self-check tests and when discussing case-based scenarios on study days.