HIS/UKHSA Foundation course in IPC – on demand

The course comprises 5 modules in an on demand, self-led learning format.  Each module will cover 6 - 8 topics and include video presentations, additional pre- and post-learning resources, links to additional information and suggestions for applied learning tasks, plus multiple-choice questions for summative assessment. There are no live sessions for this course format.

Full payment is required by credit or debit card at the point of booking and no refunds are issued as access to the course materials is provided immediately.  For full information view our  payment terms.

Undertaking this version of the course does NOT allow application for the Foundation Certificate in IPC.  If you wish to work towards the Foundation Certificate in IPC please register for the HIS/UKHSA Foundation course in IPC – full programme

Modules covered:

Basics in IPC - including, isolation, hand hygiene, device-associated infections, respiratory viruses, HCID

Pathogen-based approach to IPC - including epidemiology of common pathogens and the use of typing in outbreak investigation

IPC in the built environment - including ventilation, water management, disinfection and sterilisation

Principles of surveillance and stewardship - including essential tools, surveillance of AMR and stewardship, surveillance applied to HCAI, using data for local action.

Leadership and managing change - including behavioural science, structure of IPC services, communication, sustainability

Access to on demand content:

Delegates will have access to the on demand content on the eLearning platform for a period of six months from the date of purchase.


HIS members: £400

Non-members: £550

Expected learning hours:

Self-led-learning via eLearning platform: approximately 30 - 35 hours (over 6 months from the date of purchase)


This course has been approved for 32 CPD points 

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