Key Skills 3: Infection Prevention and Control
Key Skills 3: Infection Prevention and Control

Development Outcome: C

Secondary Development Outcome: D

1.0 h

1.0 Credits


Disinfection and Decontamination

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Course Description


This module explains effective infection prevention measures for use in the primary dental care setting, and to facilitate the team's role in preventing the transmission of infections within the work place.

Learning content

This module is intended to create an understanding of the need to apply standard infection prevention and control measures to safeguard patients and the team.


  • Explain the chain of infection and how it can be broken in a dental practice setting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current good practice in infection prevention
  • Understand how to manage infection prevention in your practice and update relevant practice policies and procedures in line with current guidance
  • Plan for critical incidents such as sharps injuries.

Development Outcome: C

Development Outcome: D


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The FGDP(UK) and Healthcare Learning would like to thank the following individuals for their contribution to the production of this module:

  • Christine Whitworth BDS, MPhil.
  • Andrew J Smith BDS, FDS RCS, PhD, FRCpath, ACIST.
  • Lawrence Mudford BDS, MSc, MGDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP(UK).
  • Robert Morgan BDS, LDS, RCS(Edin), MFGDP(UK), FFGDP[UK](Hon).

We would also like to thank Eschmann and Schülke for sponsoring this module.

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