Infection Control and Prevention - Clinical

This course provides an opportunity to review in more depth the use of standard infection prevention and control measures.


This course deals with the fundamentals and principles involved in preventing healthcare associated infections. You will also learn how you should manage them, and apply your principles of infection control knowledge in practice.

Modules include:

  • Session 1: Fundamentals of Infection Prevention
  • Session 2: Principals of Infection Prevention
  • Session 3: Managing Infection Prevention

What will learners get out of it?
  • Explain what a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is and how these infections spread
  • Describe the impact healthcare-associated infections have on patients, your duty of care to patients and management in the workplace that can prevent the spread
  • Describe how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from spreading
  • Explain what asepsis is
  • Describe how hand hygiene, personal protective equipment management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment helps prevent the spread of infection
  • Know about roles and responsibilities with infection prevention
**NEW** - Primary care version available

Skills for Health have now developed a Primary care version of this course with learning scenarios and assessments adapted to the needs of GPs and other primary care organisations. If you wish to order the primary care version, please request this in the order notes.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at all clinical healthcare staff and experienced healthcare assistants.


The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD. Skills For Health Elearning modules now include stand-alone E-assessments. This means that learners who believe they already have the necessary knowledge of the subject area can complete an assessment without having to complete the training.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course is part of the infection prevention suite which are nationally endorsed courses. It was originally developed with the University of West London.

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 and 2 of the framework


45 mins approx

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