Practical Infection Control

Course Overview

Are you doing everything you can in your clinic to promote hygiene and maintain infection control standards? Maybe you feel like your protocols need review, but you’re not quite sure where to start?

It’s so important that everyone in the clinic knows what they should be doing – when, how where and why. Also, if you’re in the UK, how do you ensure you meet the new guidelines in the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme? What about those high-risk infectious cases? What would you do if a patient contracted MRSA?

Infection control is a vitally important aspect of veterinary practice life, and this course will look at various elements of infection control – from basic hygiene to theatre practice. The flexibility of the course will also allow each candidate to address their own unique practice situation.

We will also look at the concept of infection control practitioners or groups, and how a dedicated ‘Infection Control Champion’ can can help to enhance the creation and implementation of SOPs, achieve team adherence, and enable monitoring of efficacy of the protocols.

From your study on the course, you will develop your own SOP in an area of your choice, to help make infection control work for you in your individual place of work.

Course Resources

Course resources include:

  • Access to our flexible online learning environment for the duration of the course
  • Lecture/s that can be viewed at any time, and as many times as you like
  • Interactive, tutor-guided learning forums
  • Supporting materials, tools and ideas for assisting with and supporting your learning
  • Assessed coursework with constructive feedback from your tutor
  • Practical documents created by you, tailored to the needs of your practice
  • Access to the course materials for a period after the course

Course Summary

Course duration: 3 weeks (hours flexible/self-directed study time in total)

Course type: Fully supported interactive online

Tutor: Louise O’Dwyer

Suitable for: Vets, vet nurses, students. Those in a leadership position in practice looking to update infection control protocols would also benefit from this course.

This course is accredited by AMTRA for 32 SQP CPD points.

Please advise at registration if you require these points.



Complete your purchase

Simply add the courses you wish to book to your shopping cart, also selecting the start dates of your choice. You will then be guided through the secure checkout to complete your purchase.

Fill out the registration form

Once payment is complete, you will receive an email asking for candidate details. Complete the form and submit. We must receive your registration in order to process your enrolment.

When do I start learning?

When you have successfully submitted your candidate registration, you will receive a confirmation message. You will be contacted prior to the course start date with information on how to join the VLE.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Appreciate current issues regarding infection control within their own clinic

  • Understand the concept of an infection control programme and its importance within clinical practice

  • Have confidence creating infection control SOPs and procedures for all areas of their clinic, and in implementing and managing these policies

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Any Questions?

If you have any questions about any of our courses or online learning in general, or would just like a chat about your CPD requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Louise is the co-author of ‘Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing’

Your Tutor

Louise O’Dwyer

MBA BSc (Hons) VTS (Anaesthesia & ECC) DipAVN (Medical & Surgical) RVN

See what some of our past candidates have said…

“I have found ONCORE an excellent pathway to help me achieve practical, evidence-based processes for our business. I would recommend ONCORE to any colleague who wants to use their CPD time and budget constructively.”

Laura Shaw

“I really enjoyed the course. It opened my mind to different aspects of infection control. The discussion forums are a great idea to encourage people to discuss any issues. The literature provided was very informative. The lectures were easy to listen to. The VLE was easy to understand due to the step by step guidance provided.”

Suzanne Flynn