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Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare - Module NS6302

Course Details

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 12 Weeks

Award: Module

Qualification: Cert of Completion

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 11, 2021


Dr Liz Kingston
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick

Brief Description

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  Module Description Module Code   NFQ Level   ECTS Credits   Start Date
  Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare   NS6302   9   9   07/09/2021

The interprofessional module introduces students to the core concepts of infection prevention and control in healthcare practice, across all health and social care settings. The module is designed to enable healthcare professionals to become champions of evidence-based infection prevention and control practice. 

The module provides specialist teaching, delivered in conjunction with health service partner organisations, including, University of Limerick Hospital Group and the Health Service Executive Mid-West Community Healthcare, CHO 3, demonstrating a contemporary and multidisciplinary approach to infection prevention and control education.

Standard infection prevention and control procedures are always important and especially during an outbreak or a pandemic. Evidence shows that there is a significant shift in health care workers compliance with infection prevention and control practices and guidelines, following education programmes. Areas of study include, microbiology, strategies for prevention and control of infection, creation and maintenance of safe clinical environments, antibiotic use and resistance, audit, surveillance, and research.

Students will learn to utilise research and specialised knowledge and skills in clinical decision-making and problem solving.

Students will appreciate the value of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team approach to managing infection prevention and control strategies and clinical programmes.

This module caters for healthcare professionals and is delivered in blended format via VLE, following ULs successful professional education module format, and moderated by a subject matter expert.

On successful completion of the module students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to critically explore models, principles and standards underpinning infection prevention and control practice and to apply this knowledge and skill to clinical practice in health and social care settings. 

Registration with relevant professional statutory regulatory body. A minimum Level 8 qualification

All Level 6 programmes are 100% funded by the Government to all successful applicants.

All Level 7, 8 and 9 programmes are 90% funded for those in employment and 100% funded for those on a qualifying social welfare payment or those returning to the workforce after a period of being out of work.

A list of the module fees can be found here

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.