Prevention & Control of Infection Level 2

Petroc College
Delivery Method: Distance

Prevention & Control of Infection Level 2

There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £125.

Every year one in ten hospital patients develop a health care associated infection during their stay in a UK hospital. Approximately 5000 patients die as a direct result of one of these infections. In most cases, these infections are difficult to treat and can complicate any other current or previous illnesses that a patient has, as well as causing distress for the individual and their family. Undertaking this course can help tackle the outbreak of infection in hospitals and health care settings by helping you understand the causes and spread of infection and how you can help to control it


Unit 1 - Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings
In this unit you will gain an understanding of the chain of infection and look at how infection is caused and how it can spread.
Unit 2 - Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings
This unit explores the importance of personal hygiene and effective hand washing and the principles of using personal protective equipment.
Unit 3 - Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings
In this unit you will gain an understanding of how important cleaning, decontamination, sterilisation and waste management is within the healthcare setting.
Unit 4 - Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting
This unit will explain the purpose of infection control and look in detail at the regulations, policies, procedures, risk assessments and roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control.

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