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HIS and UKHSA have re-developed and updated the HIS/UKHSA Foundation Course in IPC course material and formatted it for launch on the new HIS eLearning platform. This has been a significant undertaking and has taken a great deal of time for both the HIS education team and the experts delivering the content. However, the revised content, new platform, and additional features mean that the course has significantly improved.
The course is suitable for medical trainees in infection-related specialties, newly appointed consultants and other practitioners such as nurses and clinical scientists to gain a firm grounding in infection prevention and control.
The new format course launched in early October 2023 and the next one is being scheduled for March 2024. If you would like to register your interest to attend the new, CPD approved, HIS/UKHSA Foundation Course in IPC, please complete this form
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)
Understanding national surveillance programmes for antimicrobial prescribing and AMR, plus data collection, analysis and feedback to produce information for action
Understanding the basis of antimicrobial stewardship
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 e.g. ventilation, disinfection and sterilisation
Covering organisational and behavioural aspects of HCAI prevention and control.
The new Foundation Course in IPC will be available in 2 formats: