Course Objectives

This certified Infection Control course, including Covid-19, will give those returning to work a thorough overview of Safe Work Practices and operations, including Infectious Diseases, Chain of Infection, Preventing Infection, Infection - Outbreak - Epidemic - Pandemic, Infection Control Responsibilities and a certification assessment.


Each section is completed by an online self-assessment and an online certification exam at the end of all the sections. Self-assessments do not count towards the final examination, but give you an idea of how you are doing. On successfully passing the final exam, you will be issued with your certificate.

Course Content

Section 1: Infectious Diseases

  1. Introduction
  2. Infectious Diseases - Sources
  3. Infectious Diseases - Pathogens
  4. Immune System
  5. Incubation
  6. Risk Groups
  7. Infectious Diseases - Examples
  8. "Novel" Infectious Diseases - Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2

Section 2: Chain of Infection and its 6 Links

  1. Introduction
  2. Link 1: Pathogen
  3. Link 2: Reservoir
  4. Link 3: Portal of Exit
  5. Link 4: Means of Transmission
  6. Link 5: Portal of Entry
  7. Link 6: Susceptible Hosts

Section 3: Cross-Infection

  1. Introduction
  2. Transmission - Human to Human
  3. Transmission from Equipment to Humans

Section 4: Preventing Infection

  1. Introduction
  2. The Number 1 Effective Strategy: Wash Hands
  3. Other Behaviours that can Stop the Spread of Infection
  4. Disinfection and Sanitisation
  5. Personal Protective Equipment
  6. Dealing with Infectious Matter - Biohazards

Section 5: Definitions: Infection, Outbreak, Epidemic, Pandemic

  1. Introduction
  2. Infection
  3. Outbreak
  4. Epidemic
  5. Pandemic

Section 6: Infection Control Responsibilities

  1. Introduction
  2. Protecting Public Health – The Authorities
  3. Protecting Public Health – The Individual
  4. Infection Prevention in the Workplace
    1. Employee Responsibilities
    2. Employer Responsibilities

Section 7: Assessment

Course Certification

Certification is valid for 1 year.

Course Duration and Delivery

Online Training This course can be fully completed in 30-45m on our online platform. You can complete at anytime that suits you so you can go in and out of the course as much as you like.