Basic Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Workers


An introductory course specifically designed for healthcare personnel requiring basic IPC knowledge with an emphasis on hand hygiene, standard precautions, procedure-based transmission precautions in newly developing health systems. It is not designed to be totally comprehensive or extensive, but to introduce basic concepts of IPC to the learners. The aim of this short course is to familiarise healthcare personnel with evidence-based IPC practices to improve quality of care. The course is based on structured curricula and evidence and provides a basis for developing health policies for safe clinical practice for both patients and staff. The examination at the end of the course will be to assess competency.

What is the content/structure of this course:

This is a 5-day course structured to provide face to face didactic lectures in the morning and clinical visits, group work and discussions in the afternoon. Each morning, there will be a quick revision of the previous day’s work. On the last day, there will be a formal test.

Dates of Course

13-17 August 2018

Course Cost

R$590 / R8,000.00/Per student (50% of fee payable prior to commencement, 50% on completion of course)
  • To apply to participate on this course please complete the application below.
  • Applicant must be a practicing healthcare worker in an African country

Basic Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Workers

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