Who should complete this course?
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Unit 1: Basic Microbiology
Unit 2: Principles of Infection Control: Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions
Unit 3: Healthcare-Associated Infections
Unit 4: Health Management:
Preferred entry level:
Programme Entry Requirements:
Learner Record 20%
Supervised Exam (Theory) 40%*
Skills Demonstration 40%
Learner Record: The Learner will be required to write 4 reflective journals, describing specific learning experiences, activities, responses and skills acquired. It will include a selection of evidence arising from candidates work in relation to Infection Control Prevention issues and topics.
Examination: Students will sit a two hour supervised exam. Four structure questions to be answered out of a possible Six. Each question will carry 10 marks.
Skills Demonstration: Candidates will be observed carrying out a Hand Hygiene related to specific learning outcomes.
*Please Note: Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country.
This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.
Pass 50 – 64%
Merit 65 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%
Please note all exams will take place at our offices in Dublin or in a location in Louth and will incur a €50.00 examination fee.
This QQI Infection Prevention & Control 5N3734 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.