CPD Infection Control for Healthcare

Level 6 (undergraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates

January 2023

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Faculty of Engineering and Technology:

0151 231 2777


Course aim

You will develop the essential knowledge and skills for infection control and learn how to innovatively apply this knowledge in your professional practice.

Course content

The programme is designed to give you a contemporary perspective on the principles and policies relating to infection control plus the ability to apply these in professional practice. 

You will be empowered to improve the management of infection control issues in your area of work. You will also study recent advances and research activity in this field. 

You will examine a range of factors affecting the management of infections, including:

  • ethical and legal issues 
  • aspects of multidisciplinary care 
  • the impact of political, social, environmental and economic influences for management of infections taking account of the changing trends of infections

Teaching and learning

The course consists of a single module 6005HEAL, Infection Control for Healthcare.

The course spans 8 days, with each day consisting of:

  • keynote lectures
  • workshops based on reflective analysis of clinical practice

You will be required to complete 8 full days of academic study at LJMU.

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at first level nurses, midwives or other professionally qualified staff, normally working in a local healthcare organisation. 

You should be:

  • employed in a position in which infection control is relevant to your day-to-day activities
  • have at least a Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing, a diploma in a profession allied to medicine or a diploma obtained as a part of post registration qualification
  • If you do not have a diploma, you will be considered individually on the basis of your experience and professional development


You will be assessed via a 4,500 word learning agreement on a situational analysis (with action plan) for improving an infection control issue within your workplace.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.