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Infection Prevention & Control: A Public Health Perspective



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Hello and welcome to our open access short course about Infection Prevention & Control: A Public Health Perspective. This course is designed to introduce the topic of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and its importance for public health. We will discuss the challenge of preventing the spread of infectious disease within healthcare settings (Healthcare Associated Infections) and discuss how IPC policies, guidelines and practices can limit the burden on both individual patients and healthcare systems. We will consider some pressing threats, from new diseases (as exemplified by COVID-19) and antimicrobial resistance, and how IPC can be used to lessen the impact.

The course is delivered through a mixture of reading and videos, and there is a short test at the end to assess your understanding. In total, the course should take about 2-3 hours to work through.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognise the basic principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  2. Define healthcare associated infections and discuss their impact across a range of settings
  3. Reflect on the role of IPC in tackling current and future public health challenges

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The course should take about 3 hours to complete.

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