Foundation Course on Healthcare Infection Control

Foundation Course on Healthcare Infection Control 

This three-day non-residential course held annually in January is a stand-alone course with the opportunity to learn from the leading UK experts and speakers in the field.  The course will allow medical trainees, newly appointed consultants and other practitioners such as nurses and clinical scientists to gain a firm grounding in infection prevention and control. 

19 RCPath CPD credits were applied to this course in 2017. Acceditation will be sought for the 2018 course.

The learning outcomes will focus on:

  • Developing a sound approach to the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and related issues of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Learning how to develop a surveillance programme and gain knowledge of data collection, analysis and feedback to produce information for action
  • Outbreaks: learning about prevention and control with emphasis on investigation and data analysis
  • Learning how to use molecular typing techniques for outbreak investigation
  • Introducing technical aspects of hospital hygiene eg ventilation, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Understanding the basis of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Covering organisational aspects of HCAI prevention and control.

The programme also includes a networking dinner arranged on the first evening to provide an informal setting to talk to speakers and fellow delegates. This dinner on the evening of 23rd, and all lunches and refreshments, are included in the registration fee. Accommodation is not included. Details on hotels near the venue can be find here.

Fees: HIS Members £460 | Non-Members £520.

HIS Members recieve a £60 discount. To join the Healthcare Infection Society please click here.  The maximum membership fee is £60 and all Non-Members are encouraged to join to immediately benefit from the Non-Member fee discount and other benefits of HIS membership. 

Registration for this course is online

For further information, please contact the HIS Team: admin@his.org.uk.