Infection Prevention and Con​trol for Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) Sector​

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About the Course

Healthcare-associated infections is a major health problem. The newly identified novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created alarm and caused global concern because of its similarity to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Infection control is an important and integral part in healthcare. With care increasingly delivered in intermediate and long term setting (ILTC), residents and health care professionals may potentially be exposed to the infection through inadequate infection control and prevention practices (Ministry of Health Singapore). You can play a part in curbing this problem by equipping yourself with professional knowledge and skills in the control of infections and diseases through this microlearning module!​​

Why is this course for you?

This course is designed to equip and update healthcare professionals in the ILTC sector with the knowledge and skills for managing the prevention and control of infections.

In this course, you will:

  • Discover more about disease transmission, standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Gain knowledge on the use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Learn how to deal with biological waste disposal 

Course Curator

School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Established since 2005, the School of Health Sciences prides itself on grooming healthcare talents who are well regarded for their professional competency and recognised for their care for patients. The School has also maintained close links with both public and private healthcare providers to serve the needs of the community.