Infection Control and Prevention Basics for Healthcare Workplaces


Available in English.

Course Description

Micro-organisms are always present in the environment and can be transferred from one person to another quite easily. Infection Control and Prevention Basics for Healthcare Workplaces shows how infections spread, and the routine practices you can use to prevent the transmission of micro-organisms that cause infections in any healthcare setting.

Who Should Take the Course?
This course is for all employees that work in health care and community services whether in a hospital, long term care or residential care facility, or in home care or other community based settings.

Course Availability
This course is available in the following locations
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon

What you should know

Self-paced. On average, the course will take between 1 – 2 hours to finish.


Course Content
Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation that you can build to improve your understanding of routine practices, proper hand hygiene and the means of transmission of infectious agents.

The course is presented in 2 modules:

  1. Understanding Infection Prevention and Control
  2. Elements of Routine Practices
Delivery Method

At the end of each module, there is a test that you must pass with 100% before going on to the next module. If you do not get 100% on the test questions, you can review the module and try as many times as you need to until you finish the course. Each test you do will have different questions.

When you finish all the modules, you can print your certificate for your records.