Infection Control Update

Highly Recommended Text 60 mins CPD 80% required to pass

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Course Details

  • This course provides learners with information about infection control and decontamination in the dental practice. 
  • You will be presented with a coursebook followed by an assessment with options for feedback and reflection.
  • Once you have achieved a mark of 80% or more, you will be presented with a certificate to download. 
  • If you do not pass you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment.


The aim of this course is to equip learners with up to date knowledge in all areas of infection control within practice.


During this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify different causes of infection.
  • Recognise the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi, spores, and prions.
  • Understand how to prevent infection in a clinical environment.
  • Identify the differences between best practice and essential quality requirements.
  • Understand the elements of a comprehensive decontamination process.
  • Detail standards around spillages and the procedure for dealing with a spillage.
  • Explain their role and responsibilities.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive validation records.
  • Detail what is required during an inspection.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the learner will gain an understanding of:

  • How infections can occur.
  • Effective hand hygiene processes.
  • Infection control processes in a surgery environment.
  • Blood borne viruses and how to manage injuries.
  • The definition of decontamination.
  • Legionella and legionellae Infections.
  • Acceptable decontamination processes under EQR.
  • All aspects of the decontamination process.
  • The benefits of different methods of decontamination.
  • What evidence of testing and validation are required during an inspection.

GDC Development Outcomes


Topics covered

Disinfection & Decontamination

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