Hospital Epidemiology Course

Goals: Each Fellow is enrolled in the Infectious Diseases of America (IDSA)/Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) online infection control Fellows' course. The goal of the course is to give the fellows basic training about infection control and epidemiology.

Objectives: The Fellow will be introduced to concepts relating to identification of health care associated infections, antimicrobial resistant organisms, epidemiologically important organisms; review of epidemiology of these organisms; infection control practices and antibiotic management strategies; impact of these infections on patient safety.

Teaching environment: This is a self-study module taken online. The course is presented as a series of lectures in audio form with accompanying power point slides. The Fellow can finish the course according to his/her own pace.

Evaluation: Pre- and post-tests are administered at the beginning and end of the course, respectively. A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of the course.