On demand learning (7hrs)

The learning outcomes for this self led eLearning course focus on applying the principles of infection and control of to specific healthcare associated infections (HCAI).

This topic covers:Kavita Sethi

Outbreaks of Gram-positive infection
Kavita Sethi

Dr Kavita Sethi has been a Consultant Microbiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer at University of Leeds since 2004. Her specialist areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, catheter related bloodstream infections and paediatric sepsis.

Yan Ryan
The role of genomics in the investigation of Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks
Yan Ryan

Yan is a bioinformatician working for UKHSA in the Staph and Strep reference section. He is currently working on SNP analysis of outbreak strains, and uses this to help guide IPC measures in hospitals, care homes, schools etc.

Yan started with a bachelors in Molecular and Cellular Biology, followed by a masters in Bioinformatics and a PhD in using bioinformatic approaches to detect cellular responses to threat agents.

Using molecular typing in outbreak investigation
Jane Turton

Jane's passion for microbiology began in 1978 when she studied the subject for her degree and has worked on various aspects of microbiology ever since. Jane has been been working in the field of molecular comparison of bacterial opportunistic pathogens to inform cross-infection and outbreak investigation for the last 22 years

Mark WilcoxUpdate on Clostridium difficile (Clostridiodes difficile) epidemiology, typing and transmission
Mark Wilcox

Professor Wilcox is a Consultant / Head of Microbiology Research & Development / and Infection Lead of the Leeds NIHR Diagnostic Technologies Medical Technology and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operative at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Katie HopkinsDetection of multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in the hospital laboratory and at the reference laboratory
Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins, Ph.D. is the Lead Clinical Scientist for UKHSA’s Antimicrobial Resistance & Mechanisms Service (ARMS). ARMS provides phenotypic- and molecular-based reference microbiology services for surveillance and investigation of antibiotic resistance in healthcare-associated pathogens including investigation of resistance to key antimicrobials and detection of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of public health importance.

Colin BrownEmerging infections: Candida auris
Colin Brown

Colin is an Infectious Disease & Medical Microbiology consultant working at the UK Health Security Agency on a portfolio of clinical and emerging infection of which he is the Director, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and global health. His time is currently split between treating patients with clinical infections (including high consequence infectious diseases), working on domestic infection policy on healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial resistance activities as Deputy Director of UKHSA

Tim WalkerTuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria: Epidemiology, typing and outbreak control
Tim Walker

Tim is an infectious diseases physician and clinical microbiologist. He is also Wellcome Clinical Career Development Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. His research has focussed on the clinical applications of whole genome sequencing technologies to TB diagnostics and public health.  His work influenced the adoption of routine WGS for mycobacterial diagnostics and surveillance in England and has since generated the WHO catalogue of M. tuberculosis mutations associated with drug resistance.

Lucy RivettInfection control and blood borne viruses
Lucy Rivett

Lucy works as a Virology and Infectious Diseases Consultant at UK-HSA and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Her main interests are viral hepatitis and HIV, including contributing to clinical care and the local HCV operational delivery network.

Expected learning hours:

Self-led-learning via eLearning platform: a minimum of 7 hours
Completion time for each session is approximately 45 - 65 minutes.

Access to on demand content:

Delegates will have access to the on demand content on the eLearning platform for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.


HIS members: £115

Non-members: £150

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This course has been approved for 7 CPD points.

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