Foundation Course on Hospital Infection Control

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI) Foundation Course on Hospital Infection Control 

Next course dates: 23-25 January 2018 | PHE Colindale, NW9 5EQ

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 has been suitable for medical trainees, newly appointed consultants and other practioners 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.

The learning outcomes focused 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.

Apart from the formal learning, there was also a networking dinner arranged on the first evening to provide an informal setting to talk to speakers and fellow delegates.

The cost of the course was £500 in 2017 and HIS Members were entitled to a 10% discount. 

The full details of the next course are to be announced, with dates confirmed as 23-25 January 2018

For further information, please contact the HIS Team: