Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention and Control

Who is this course for?

The workshop is for anyone involved or interested in prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HAI) - including infection control practitioners (nursing and medical), other clinicians (e.g. infectious disease physicians, clinical microbiologists, surgeons, intensitivists etc.), administrators and public health practitioners.

Who offers the course?

The Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (CIDM) and School of Public Health & Sydney Emerging Infections and Biosecurity Institute (SEIB)

Level of assumed/required knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites, but the course will assume familiarity with current principles and practice of HA infection and prevention.

Course overview

The aim of the course is to examine the strengths and limitations of current HAI prevention and control policies and practice, the evidence on which they are based and barriers to implementation. It will explore novel approaches to improving compliance and increasing the engagement and accountability of healthcare workers and administrators at all levels, in protecting patients from avoidable harm.

Course participants will be challenged to question current dogma, consider new approaches and share their experience of lessons learnt from unconventional approaches (successful or not) to HAI prevention and control.

Course duration

2 days

How is the course assessed?


Can this course contribute to an academic degree?


Course delivery

Lecture Room 3, Westmead Education & Conference Centre
Westmead Hospital
Cnr Hawkesbury & Darcy Roads
Westmead Sydney

Course cost

$100 (GST inc) 2 days
$60 (GST inc) 1 day

Course dates

Future workshop dates to be advised.

Is this course accredited for CME points?


Further information and registration

For all registration enquiries please contact:

Lou Orszulak
T: 02 9845 6255
F: 02 9893 8659

For registration form or further information visit

Contact person/Course coordinator

Lou Orszulak
T: 02 9845 6255
F: 02 9893 8659

Last updated

December 2012