HIS/UKHSA Foundation Course in IPC


NHSE IPC Education Framework level: This course aligns to Foundation and Enhanced levels on the framework

HIS and UKHSA have developed the HIS/UKHSA Foundation Course in IPC course and launched it on the new HIS eLearning platform in 2 formats:

  • Full programme - with live online sessions
  • On demand - self paced learning

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.

Both formats are available to book now.  The next "Full  programme" has live online sessions scheduled for September 2024.  If you would like to register your interest to attend future, CPD approved, HIS/UKHSA Foundation Course in IPCplease 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:

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