Learning Resources

Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP)

The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway is a staged pathway of infection prevention and control education available to all Scottish health and social care staff and students.

Purpose

The purpose of the pathway is to enable staff to continuously improve their knowledge and skills around infection prevention and control as part of their role. It comprises of 3 layers:

  • Foundation - Underpins knowledge and core behaviour linked to Standard Infection Control precautions (SICPs).  This layer is suitable for all dental staff and may be useful to include in the programme of induction for new staff
  • Intermediate - Application of ‘knowledge into practice’. This layer has specific modules which may be relevant to interested dental staff e.g. Decontamination, Quality Improvement
  • Improvement - Aimed at those who wish to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles of infection prevention and control (IPC). This layer is suitable for advanced practitioners in IPC
Foundation layer: Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP)

The foundation layer comprises of a series of stand-alone modules which provide a flexible pathway to learning, enabling learners to access a range of national HAI resources. It is based on current Standard Infection Control Precautions guidance .

What do you have to complete?

Individuals wishing to participate in the foundation layer are advised to check with their employer/line manager / tutor / course leader to determine which resources are appropriate and/or mandatory.

Staff do not have to complete all the resources in this layer.

Intermediate layer: Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP)

The intermediate layer comprises of another series of stand-alone modules.

The Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices (local and endoscopy) eLearning course forms part of the intermediate layer.  

Click here to access further information on this course

Key Features:

The principles in the intermediate layer relate to the application of knowledge into practice and motivation of staff which will enable participants to:

  • Enhance 'clinical’ or ‘practical’ skills.
  • Reinforce decision making and clinical reasoning.
  • Develop Interpersonal and leadership skills.

You DO NOT have to complete all the resources on this layer

Improvement layer: Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP)

Improvement layer: Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP)

The Improvement layer consists of a range of resources that can get you started with quality improvement or help you with improvement work.

Key features:

  • Get started with the basics (Model for Improvement)
  • Learn about other IPC improvement projects
  • Find resources for your own improvement project
  • Develop more expertise (eLearning modules and development opportunities)

You do not have to complete all the resources on this layer.

Benefits of the Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP)
  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Complete the modules that are applicable to your role
  • Delivery method: Online
  • Cost: Free
  • All modules have estimated learning time, aims, learning outcomes and assessment
  • Certification provided on successful completion of modules
  • Fulfils the requirements of GDC Outcome C

Click to access the eLearning in the Infection Prevention and Control Zone on Turas.

Click to access further information available on the HAI webpage