Kursnamn Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare
Kursdatum 15.09.2023 - 31.07.2024
Yrkeshögskolan Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 3 SP

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Lärare Myllymäki Mikko
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Anmälningstid 01.08.2023 - 30.06.2024
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Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare

15.09.2023 - 31.07.2024


Healthcare associated infections are one of the most frequent adverse events in healthcare and lead to serious threats to patient safety and care efficiency. It is estimated that more than half of the HAIs could be prevented by following the evidence-based HAI prevention and control protocols. On this course, student learns the key principles of infection prevention and control using interactive and engaging study materials.

The course consists of 12 modules:

  • Chain of infections
  • Additional precautions for specific transmission routes
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Actions in HCAI
  • Use of Personal protective equipment and safe handling of clinical clothing
  • Individual assessment of the risk of infection during patient admission and placement/isolation
  • Global strategies to respiratory infection prevention and control
  • Safe practices in the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs
  • Decontamination of clinical devices and equipment
  • Proper clinical waste management
  • Environmental control and proper decontamination of hospital surfaces
  • Two OSVE-simulations, which clarify the infection prevention and control methods in practice


Grading Scale: Passed – Failed

The course consists of 12 theoretical modules centered around the crucial subject of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings. To successfully complete the course, students must complete all the modules and attain a minimum score of 50% accuracy across all the incorporated quizzes.

Once students have completed all the mandatory quizzes, they are awarded course credits. Teachers assess student course completion four times throughout the academic year (30.11, 29.2, 31.5 & 31.7). The student will be awarded the credits within two weeks from this date.

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100 % online course (Moodle)

Student independently progresses through this online course, adapting to their own personal timetable. The learning process is completely digital, without the need for any in-person instruction.


Course is free of charge for CampusOnline students. Course fee for open UAS students is 45 euros.