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Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Pritee Rajput
  • Course Code K23ESWB01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn about the major infectious diseases and their causative agents. Discover the principles, and importance, of aseptic technique in preventing the spread of infection. This short course will provide a general introduction to different types of infection, their causes and how best to prevent and control their spread. You will explore the microscopic world of bacteria, algae, fungi, and viruses and learn the skills of a microbiologist. This will be essential knowledge for anyone working in, or aiming to work in, the health or child care professions. This course will be delivered online, via MS Teams. Students will be emailed a meeting link prior to the start of the course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify differences between bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • Identify common illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • State the conditions needed for the growth of microorganisms
  • Describe modes of transmission of microorganisms
  • Identify potential sites of fomite transmission in the environment
  • Compare and contrast sterilisation, disinfection, pasteurisation, and decontamination

Cost

  • Full fee
    £35
  • Concession fee
    £25
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be delivered online via MS Teams. There will be a short test at the end of the course to assess the learning outcomes.

    Entry requirements

    There are no academic entry requirements to do this course.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course will be delivered online, via MS Teams. Students will be emailed a meeting link prior to the start of the course.

    What you need

    A computer with an internet connection to access MS Teams. A microphone is essential to fully take part in the class (which could be built into a laptop or headphones) and a webcam is desirable.

    What you can do next

    Further expand your knowledge by joining our Introduction to Medical Terminology.