QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Prevention and Control is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award which is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies to prevent and control infection within the healthcare industry. Learners will develop a better understanding of the basic principles of infection control and their application in the workplace, and an awareness of the essential role played by infection control. Learners will also explore their responsibility towards ensuring best evidence-based practice in their multidisciplinary healthcare team. As part of this programme, learners will develop complete basic skills in relation to promoting good infection control practices and understand how infections develop, the signs and symptoms of infection and ways to prevent infection spreading. The importance of their role in infection control management is explored and the factors that increase susceptibility of individuals to develop infections is analysed. Learners gain a basic understanding of the growth of microorganisms and factors that influence the growth and acquire a better understanding of the chain of infection and ways to break the chain and prevent infection. Learners are required to complete 30 hours in a suitable care setting such as a Nursing Home or Hospital, where theoretical skills gained as part of their studies are put into practice. This affords learners the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge and understanding.
Course Fee Information:
Work Experience Requirements
Learners must complete 40 hours’ work placement in a nursing home or hospital.
Assessment / Examinations:
Continuous assessment consists of a Project and Practical Skills Demonstrations. Learners must also complete 40 hours work placement. consists of a Learner Record, practical Skills Demonstration and Examination. Learners must also complete 40 hours work placement.
Location & date:
|Dublin 2 City Centre||Spring 2020||6.30pm-9.30pm||Tuesday||12 weeks|
|Dundrum||Spring 2020||6.30pm-9.30pm||Tuesday||12 weeks|
|Cork||Spring 2020||6.30pm-9.30pm||Tuesday||12 weeks|
|Kerry||Spring 2020||6.30pm-9.30pm||Tuesday||12 weeks|
|Galway||Spring 2020||6.30pm-9.30pm||Tuesday||12 weeks|