Fundamentals of Microbiology for Infection Control Practitioners

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Infection Prevention and Control
Department Name: Health Systems and Public Health


The course is designed specifically for IPC practitioners and healthcare professionals who work in IPC and quality assurance and the aim is to establish a basic knowledge base about microbiology and the replication and transmission of microorganisms.

The objectives are to:
Introduce the basic concepts of microbiology and the germ theory to infection control practitioners.
Understand the risk of and modes of transmission of pathogens in a healthcare setting.
Improve nursing care and reduce transmission.
Recommend evidence-based guidelines for IPC.

Entry Requirement: Advanced Certificates/Diploma/or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: YH Gouws
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Latest Year Offered: 2016