High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
Benefits of applying TOTUM Discount Card.
Recognised Accredited Qualification.
Excellent customer service and administrative support.
Who Is This Course Aimed at?
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Health care industry workers
  • First Aid workers
  • Lab technicians
  • Anyone willing to learn about blood pathogen
Entry Requirements
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Pathogen Studies - Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


Option 1 - ABC Awards Certification

Successful learners will receive an Endorsed ABC Awards Accredited Certificate issued by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Certification Fee (Printed ABC Awards Certificate) - £59


Option 2 – CPD Accredited Certificate

Learners who complete the course successful will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) - £29

Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) - £39

Course Code: QLS-04883
Awarding body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully completed Level 4 Diploma in Pathogen Studies, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • Laboratory Technician - £18,583 per annum
  • Laboratory Manager - £30,524 per annum
  • Health & Safety Manager - £34,880  per annum
  • Senior Healthcare Assistant - £16,564 per annum
Other jobs you can get
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • First Aid Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
Other benefits
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • 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)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

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


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