Understanding Microbiology has been developed to help raise the awareness and understanding of different microorganisms found in healthcare settings, to promote and support infection prevention and control measures.
Harmful microorganisms are an ever present risk in modern healthcare and issues such as antibiotic resistance are becoming critical.
This course will help staff to appreciate the risks posed by microorganisms and increase awareness of the many different ways that infections can be spread. This programme covers the differences between bacteria, viruses and fungi, profiles on common and topical harmful microorganisms and details on how germs are contracted. Knowledge gained in this course is expected to positively contribute towards supporting measures to prevent and control infections.
The course can be completed at work or home on a variety of smart devices.
On completion of this course trainees will:
1. Obtain an awareness of the harmful microorganisms that are encountered in the healthcare sector.
2. Understand the differences between bacteria, viruses and fungi.
3. Gain a knowledge of the characteristics of different infectious microorganisms and how they are transmitted.
4. Obtain an understanding of some relevant microbiological terminology and principles that assist with infection prevention and control measures.
Add members of your team, when registering for this course to save time and track their progress. Trainees will cover the following modules
Each module is accompanied by a multiple choice test to assess the trainee's understanding of the content. When all module tests are completed the trainee will receive a personalised certificate.