Foundation Course on Healthcare Infection Control

Foundation Course on Healthcare Infection Control 

The next course will take place 22 – 25 January 2019 at PHE Colindale. Registration and a programme will be available online shortly. To register an interest in the 2019 course, please email

This four-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. All attendees must be working in a clinical setting.

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.