Nursing - Leading & Managing Infection Prevention & Control - Module

The aim of this interprofessional module is to provide learners with an opportunity to critically appraise and evaluate current infection prevention and control evidenced-based practice approaches, preparing learners to champion and lead infection prevention and control best practice in the workplace. Working in accordance with national and international guidance the module will provide the learner with requisite knowledge to support the development and implementation of infection prevention and control strategies and programmes, across a range of dynamic and evolving healthcare services. An understanding of the fundamental principles of infection prevention and control is desirable, as learners of this module will consolidate existing knowledge and skills.

This module offers healthcare professionals from across healthcare settings, an opportunity to develop leadership and management capabilities in the field of infection prevention and control in the context of a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning. The module is delivered in collaboration with health service partner organisations and by clinically based subject matter experts demonstrating an inclusive, multidisciplinary, and interprofessional approach.

*The module can be taken as a stand-alone/University Certificate of Study (UCOS) module or as part of the MSc in Infection Prevention and Control Leadership programme offered by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. Students can take up to two modules without enrolling on a full programme of study and programme enrolment occurs each Aug/Sept*.

Award: University Certificate of Study

Subjects taught

Leading and Managing Infection Prevention and Control NS6192

Infection prevention control programme development

Infection prevention and control governance

Quality improvement plan development

Identification, investigation and management of outbreaks

Preparedness for epidemics/pandemics

Antimicrobial resistance & antimicrobial stewardship

Managing a surveillance system, applied microbiology, interpreting microbiological, epidemiological and audit data

Applied leadership theory and personal leadership style awareness

Evaluating infection control training needs and designing interdisciplinary training

Entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

A recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body e.g., CORU, NMBI, PHECC.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

Application dates

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One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Spring 2024

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Nursing, MSc
Infection Prevention and Control Leadership, MSc

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