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Infection Control-Level 1


All health care professionals must understand the principles and demonstrate competence in preventing and controlling infections, including those that are associated with healthcare and apply this knowledge as a routine part of their prescribing practice to protect patients, visitors, their colleagues and themselves from the risk of antimicrobial resistant infection. The principles of infection control are coupled with the science of microbial transmission and reproduction. This one-week course is designated to provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and skill of the most important bacterial, fungal, parasitical and viral infection to prevent the transmission of organisms in health care settings.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the infectious disease process/infection chain
  2. List type of reservoir of infections in human
  3. Define carriers and list their types
  4. Define zoonoses and list examples
  5. Identify the different modes of transmission of organisms
  6. Describe the principle of infection control in hospital and community-based setting
  7. Differentiate between four types of transmission precautions

Course Outline

  1. The nature and classification of pathogenic micro-organisms
  2. How micro-organisms cause infections in humans, and the importance of understanding the differences between colonization (for example, of venous leg ulceration) and infection
  3. How micro-organisms are transmitted in both community and hospital settings
  4. The principles and practice of the prevention and control of infection, and the need to have this reflected in individual job descriptions
  5. How current vaccines can benefit prescribing practices, including reducing the need for prescribing antimicrobials and decreasing antimicrobial resistant strains.

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.