Disinfection & Decontamination

Essential Microbiology

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD

£4.99

(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

An understanding of the basic fundamentals of microbiology is essential in preventing and controlling the transmission of infection in the dental surgery. 

This course will teach learners to understand what bacteria is, and how it can be harmful to people.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment. 

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident. 

Aims:

This course will provide learners with the fundamentals of essential microbiology, offering dental professionals an understanding of the different types of bacterium. 

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
  • Understand what bacteria and microbes can cause human disease.
  • Know how long a bacterium can last on a surface.
  • Know how an understanding of basic microbiology can help prevent the transmission of infection.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will:

  • Outline the difference between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
  • Understand what bacteria and microbes can cause human disease.
  • Know how long a bacterium can last on a surface.
  • Know how an understanding of basic microbiology can help prevent the transmission of infection.