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  • Course description
    Infection Control

    This programme is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of how to manage and control all infection risks by adopting basic hygiene principles.

    Student Details:

    This course can be studied at your own pace and there are no deadlines for assignments, however you must complete the full course within 12 months from the date you received it.

    How does the course work?

    We send you the complete course by courier and you complete a series of assignments which you e-mail or post to a tutor for marking.


    The ASET certificate, which is a  recognised award, is gained through completing a short series of written assignments plus a multi-choice style end-test. There is no word count for these assignments, however you do have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the question. There is no final exam.


    You will receive full tutor support by a professional tutor for a full 12 months. To complete the course it will take in the region of 90 study hours, which can be spread over a 12 month period to suit your lifestyle.

    Payment Method:

    You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly installments. However you will not receive the discount if you choose to pay in installments.

    If you would like to pay in installments, we would need one of the installments as a deposit with your order (either by cheque or by credit/debt card) we will take the rest of the installments off the card for the remaining months. For further details on paying by installments please call or e-mail UK Open Learning.

    Course Outline:

    The course is presented in four modules, each dealing with specific aspects of infection and methods of reducing and eliminating risks:

    MODULE 1

    *       Infection Control in the Workplace

    MODULE 2

    *       The Importance of Personal Hygiene in the Control of Infection

    MODULE 3

    *       Cleaning & Waste Management in the Control of Infection

    MODULE 4

    *       Some Specific Areas of Infection Control

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