(A) Diploma in Pathogen Studies - Level 4

Access Duration - 365 Days
Guided Learning Hour 200 Guided Learning Hours (200)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 33 Number of Modules 33
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What Will I Learn?

Learn to identify sources of pathogens
Learn the proper protocols to clean up blood-containing fluids
Understand why personal protective equipment is important when it comes to preventing transmission of pathogens
Learn what steps to take when exposure to pathogens occur
Understand risks of blood pathogens when caring for people


This is the Diploma in Pathogen Studies – Level 4. The design of the course:

  • Provides learners with information and materials to protect themselves;
  • And others from blood-containing items that they may have contact with while on the job.

This is essential for individuals employed in health fields and industries. The course will address:

  • Health concerns that are inherent when caring for others;
  • And the actionable ways to prepare and practice for pathogens that you may encounter.

Course Speciality

Individuals following the course will be presented with valuable information such as:

  • Standard operating procedures;
  • Using protective clothing application;
  • And personal protective equipment.

The course is ideal for workers who have direct or indirect contact with blood pathogens. Learn how to identify:

  • Risk factors;
  • As well as, steps taken to protect the health and safety of everyday employees.

This diploma will ensure that individuals are well equipped with knowledge of:

  • Bacteria;
  • And pathogens.

If you become exposed to pathogens:

  • You will have an understanding of how to minimise the risk of transmission to yourself;
  • And others from possible infections.

Course Quality

The Quality Licence Scheme endorses:

  • High-quality;
  • Non-regulated provision;
  • And training programmes.

This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check. It is to meet the defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification. Yet, it is possible to use it as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The same applies to the Learner Unit Summary. It is towards the Recognition of Prior Learning. The institute has benchmarked the learning outcomes of this course. This is if you wish to progress your studies in the subject. It is at Level 4 against level descriptors published by the Quality License Scheme.

It is to:

  • First, state the depth of study;
  • Second, it is the level of demand/complexity involved;
  • Third, it is in the successful completion of the learner.

The Quality License Scheme has endorsed this course for:

  • High-quality;
  • Non-regulated provision;
  • And training programmes.

This course is not regulated by Ofqual. Hence, it is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to tell you about any further recognition. For example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs. This is on the Quality License Scheme website.

Please Note: This Course adapts USA Standards.

Why study at Global Edulink?

  • First, Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training;
  • Second, we will give you a moment. It is to put into practice your knowledge and expertise;
  • Third, it can either be in an IT or corporate environment.

Advantages of studying with Global Edulink

You can learn at your own pace at Global Edulink. We will provide you with:

  • First, all the necessary materials;
  • Second, tutorials;
  • Third, a qualified course instructor;
  • Fourth, narrated e-learning modules;
  • Fifth, free resources.

Our free resources include:

  • A free CV writing pack;
  • And free career support as well as a course demo.
  • This is to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.
  • Method of Payment
  • Who is this course aimed at?
  • Entry requirements
  • Access Duration
  • Method of assessment
  • Certification
  • Endorsed by
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other benefits
Choose the payment method that best suits you!
  • Full package: The package includes a one-time fee of £269.00. You can pay that amount to access the course. This includes the awarding body registration fee and assessments fee.
  • Instalment basis: The total price is £278.00. There is an initial fee of £99.00. You can pay that amount to buy the course. The remaining amount is £179.00. This is for assessment and you can pay it in 05 instalments.
  • Students;
  • Job seekers;
  • Health care industry workers;
  • First Aid workers;
  • Lab technicians;
  • And anyone willing to learn about blood pathogens.
  • First, Learners should be age 19 or over;
  • Second, have a basic knowledge of English;
  • Third, Numerate (Maths);
  • Fourth, know IT;
  • And have a recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
  • First, we deliver the course in a direct way;
  • Second, you will have 12 months of access to the online learning platform;
  • Third, it's from the date you joined the course;
  • Fourth, the course is self-paced;
  • Fifth, you can complete the course in stages;
  • Sixth, it is by revisiting the lectures at any time.
To complete this programme;
  • Students first need to complete a series of assignments.
  • Second, students must submit their completed assignments;
  • Third, this is via the online portal;
  • Fourth, your instructor will review and assess your work and provide feedback;
  • Fifth, the feedback is on how well you have completed your assignments.
The submission of your assignment is compulsory. This is to get your Quality License Scheme certification. You can receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate. It is possible if you undertake an exam with 20 multichoice questions.
Those who complete the course will get the Diploma. This is the Diploma in Pathogen Studies - Level 4. It is by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04883

Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group. It has a long-established reputation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications. This is across a wide spectrum of industries. Quality Licence Scheme has over:
  • 180 years of combined expertise;
  • It is with a flexible, accessible and innovative approach to meet the needs of learners.
Quality Licence Scheme distinguishes itself by high-quality standards and outstanding customer service. The qualifications cater to all ages and diverse levels of skills. This is to ensure they meet the standards of organisations in the United Kingdom. The Quality Licence Scheme and the Skills & Education Group maintain a strategic partnership. This aims:
  • To create opportunities;
  • To inform, influence and represent the broader education and skills sector.
Once you complete this programme:
  • You will gain knowledge and skills;
  • This will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted.
With this completion, you can further expand your education or go on to work in many positions. This will put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion.

Key job positions

Given below are some key job positions. With course completion, you can choose to work in either position. These are with the average UK salary per annum. (www.payscale.uk).
  • Laboratory Technician - £18,583;
  • Laboratory Manager - £30,524;
  • Health & Safety Manager - £34,880;
  • And Senior Healthcare Assistant - £16,564.

Other jobs you can get

  • Laboratory Assistant;
  • First Aid Worker;
  • And Healthcare Assistant.
Common Career Paths For Senior Healthcare Assistant
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors;
  • They are with over 15 years of experience;
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures;
  • Enjoy a personalised learning experience;
  • Unlimited 12 months of access from anywhere and at any time;
  • Save time and money on travel;
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure;
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card;
  • Free Career Support Service;
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service;
  • Free Access to over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours);
  • And free access to courses before you buy (for selected courses only).

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

01. Waterborne Pathogens and Disease
Waterborne Pathogens and Disease
02. Waterborne Pathogens Section
Waterborne Pathogens Section
03. Primary Waterborne Pathogens and Diseases
Primary Waterborne Pathogens and Diseases
04. Amebiasis
05. Caliciviruses
06. Cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidium
Cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidium
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Pathogen Studies Level 4
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(A) Assignment Submission I – Pathogen Studies Level 4
07. Escherichia Coli Section
Escherichia Coli Section
08. Gastroenteritis
09. Hepatitis Section
Hepatitis Section
10. Legionnaires
11. MIB and Geosmin Section
MIB and Geosmin Section
12. Noroviruses
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Pathogen Studies Level 4
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(A) Assignment Submission II – Pathogen Studies Level 4
13. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Section
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Section
14. Rotovirus Information
Rotovirus Information
15. Salmonella
16. Tularemia Francisella tularensis Section
Tularemia Francisella tularensis Section
17. Viruses
18. Safe Drinking Water Act Section
Safe Drinking Water Act Section
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief III – Pathogen Studies Level 4
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(A) Assignment Submission III – Pathogen Studies Level 4
19. Revised Total Coliform Rule
Revised Total Coliform Rule
20. Cross-Connections
21. Gram Stain Section
Gram Stain Section
22. Chemical Related Diseases
Chemical Related Diseases
23. Water Sampling and Laboratory Procedures Section
Water Sampling and Laboratory Procedures Section
24. Heterotrophic Plate Count
Heterotrophic Plate Count
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief IV – Pathogen Studies Level 4
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(A) Assignment Submission IV – Pathogen Studies Level 4
25. Collection of Surface Water Samples
Collection of Surface Water Samples
26. Method 1623
Method 1623
27. Method 1604
Method 1604
28. Method 1605
Method 1605
29. Disinfection Section Introduction
Disinfection Section Introduction
30. Chlorine
31. Chlorine Gas Section
Chlorine Gas Section
32. Chlorine Health Hazard Section
Chlorine Health Hazard Section
33. Alternative Disinfectants Section
Alternative Disinfectants Section
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief V – Pathogen Studies Level 4
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(A) Assignment Submission V – Pathogen Studies Level 4
Exam Quiz
Exam : Diploma in Pathogen Studies – Level 4 00:30:00

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