Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential. Please note that this micro-credential is instructor-led..

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential.

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

About this Course

In this course, students will obtain knowledge and skills about infection control and prevention in health care settings keeping in mind current practice needs. The basics of infectious disease pathology and how infectious diseases are transmitted will be covered. Students will explore standard and transmission-based precautions, barriers and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and strategies for preventing the spread of infectious disease to healthcare workers and patients. Students will demonstrate proper handwashing and donning and doffing of PPE. 

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Please note that this micro-credential is instructor-led.  Please contact Sault College's eLearning Department at elearning@saultcollege.ca to finalize your registration.


  • 1

    Welcome to the Micro-credential!

    • Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    • Infection Control Weekly Roadmap

    • Ask Your Instructor

  • 2

    Unit 1: Fundamentals

    • Unit 1 Overview

    • Germ Matching Challenge (optional)

  • 3

    Unit 2: Reducing Pathogen Spread

    • Unit 2 Overview

    • Assignment 1: Case Study

    • Assignment 2: Pathology of Viruses and Bacteria

    • Quiz 1

  • 4

    Unit 3: Workplace Measures

    • Unit 3 Overview

    • Activity 1: Hand Hygiene Video

    • Quiz 2

  • 5

    Unit 4: Applying Principles of Infection Control

    • Unit 4 Overview

    • Activity 2: Donning and Doffing PPE

    • Quiz 3

  • 6

    Next steps

    • Course Summary

    • Before you go...

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