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Legionella Essentials

Legionella Essentials

Legionella Essentials

School of Healthcare and Psychology

This 1-hour course will help you develop a further understanding of Legionnaires and their causative agent.

The course will introduce you to the causative agent from a microbiological perspective and how to control the spread of these diseases.

Key Words: Legionella, Prevention, Control, Water sources, Pneumonia


Course Code: HCP3C5501

Certified: YES

Level: 3

Credits: 2


Time: 1 Hour

Expiry: 1 YEAR

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each student is expected to be able to:

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  • LO 1. Define Legionnaires.
  • LO 2. Recognize what contributes to Legionnaires.

B. Cognitive Skills (Thinking Skills)

  • LO 3. Demonstrate prevention methods against Legionnaires.
  • LO 4. Implementation of precautionary measures in Clinics and Houses.

Curriculum Outline

The key themes covered by the course and their indicative weighing:

  • Legionella: An Overview (50%)
  • Legionella: Prevention and Control (50%)

Online Certificates

Students successfully completing their course and assessments will be entitled to a digital badge. A digital badge is a connected, verifiable electronic imagery credential which reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes on their course.

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