Health, Disability and Aged Care

Infection Prevention and Control - The Basics

This course is in the base subscription pack
Health, Disability and Aged Care
Course Duration
Subject Matter Expert
Sue Atkins, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Regional Infection Control Advisor

This course has been developed to give the learner an understanding of what infection is, how infection occurs in healthcare settings, and some of the steps they can take to start controlling the risk of infection.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for all clinical staff.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide an understanding of:

  • basic microbiology
  • what an infection is
  • the body’s defence mechanisms against infection
  • what healthcare associated infections are
  • the chain of infection, and
  • an introduction to infection prevention and control measures used to minimise infection transmission risk
Biohazard, Bacteria, Virus, Toxin, Hygiene, Risk, Infect, Chemical, Exposure