This four-day non-residential course, organised by HIS (Healthcare Infection Society) and Public Health England is held annually in January, is a stand-alone course, with the opportunity to learn from the leading UK experts in the field.


  • Developing a sound approach to the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and related issues of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Learning how to develop a surveillance programme and gain knowledge of data collection, analysis and feedback to produce information for action
  • Outbreaks: learning about prevention and control with emphasis on investigation and data analysis
  • Learning how to use molecular typing techniques for outbreak investigation
  • Introducing technical aspects of hospital hygiene, for example, ventilation, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Understanding the basis of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Covering organisational aspects of HCAI prevention and control.

The four day programme will cover the following topics:

  • Infection prevention and microbiology
  • Surveillance and epidemiology
  • Hospital hygiene
  • Behavioural change and antimicrobial stewardship


The course will allow medical trainees, newly appointed consultants and other practitioners such as nurses and clinical scientists to gain a firm grounding in infection prevention and control.


The programme and list of speakers will be available shortly

To view the full programme visit

  • 09:00 - 21/01/2020 to 17:00 - 24/01/2020
  • Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ, United Kingdom