Surveillance, Epidemiology and Research Methodology for the Infection Control Practitioner

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 equip the student with the knowledge to do IPC surveillance, interpret epidemiological data, and do research in the field of IPC.

The objectives are to:
Introduce basic concepts in research methodology and statistics to infection control practitioners.
Differentiate between surveillance and research.
Allow for critical evaluation of published literature and scientific material.
Improve data collection and statistics among IPC teams.
Interpret data at the workplace with meaningful outcome for Quality Assurance.

Entry Requirement: Advanced Certificates/Diploma/or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Duration: 8 weeks
Presentation Language: Afr/Eng
Contact Person Name: YH Gouws
Contact Person Email:
Latest Year Offered: 2016