Infection Prevention and Control Professional Certificate

Infection Prevention and Control Professional Certificate


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Duration for the whole certificate
One academic year (three semesters)

Courses are independent and can either be taken separately or within one academic year to qualify for the IPC certificate.

  • Acknowledging standardized in-depth understanding of the theory and practicing of the tools is essential for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) professionals to be able to apply the best practices in medical devices’ reprocessing. They also need to have the ability to design surveillance programs and implement activities for early detection and prevention of healthcare-associated infections and execute actions related to IPC accreditation standards.

    In these courses, participants will develop analytical skills for problem-solving and enable them to work towards leadership in the IPC field and healthcare domain. Infection prevention and control knowledge will be offered through three short courses, and participants who pass the three courses and one business acumen in a maximum of one academic year will be granted a certificate.

    The courses are:

    • Reprocessing of Medical Devices course

    • Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Surveillance course

    • Infection Prevention and Control Aspects to Achieve Accreditation course

    Participants will share in different learning activities, including flipped classrooms, group activities, game-based learning, and interactive presentations. 

    By the end of these courses, participants will be equipped to apply the best practices in medical devices’ reprocessing and implement activities related to IPC accreditation standards. Moreover, they will have the ability to design surveillance programs and carry out activities for the early detection and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

    To qualify for the certificate, the participants need to earn credits from these independent courses:

    1. Reprocessing of Medical Devices Course

    2. Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Surveillance

    3. Infection Prevention and Control Aspects to Achieve Accreditation


    One Business Acumen course in a maximum of one academic year.

    • Courses can be taken independently of each other and can be taken as stand-alone courses.

  • IPC - Reprocessing Medical Devices

    Program Dates
    September 11 - 28, 2021

    Registration Deadline
    August 24, 2021

    Class Schedule
    Saturdays and Tuesdays
    6 - 9 pm

    IPC - Surveillance

    Program Dates
    October 6 - 31, 2021

    Registration Deadline
    September 19, 2021

    Class Schedule
    Sundays and Wednesdays
    6 - 9 pm

    IPC - Accreditation

    Program Dates
    November 8 - December 2, 2021

    Registration Deadline
    October 20, 2021

    Class Schedule
    Mondays and Thursdays
    6 - 9 pm

    Business Acumen

  • Participants will learn how to:

    • Implement activities related to IPC accreditation standards

    • Conduct a well-structured audit starting from designing audit tools through analysis of findings

    • Plan for improvements and bring about change

    • Design an HAI surveillance program that facilitates early detection and prevention of HAI

    • Respond appropriately to outbreaks and emerging communicable diseases

    • Implement up-to-date standards in medical instruments’ reprocessing

    • Monitor ideal hospital design and environmental requirements for safe hospitals

    • Participants with a medical background (bachelors of medicine, pharmacists, dentists, nursing, etc) and fresh graduates are welcome.

    • Participants with a non-medical background working in the IPC field (bachelor of science) should have at least one year of experience in hospitals if they are aiming to join the Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance course.

  • Core Courses

    1- Reprocessing of Medical Devices (18 hrs)

    This course aims to provide standardized knowledge of the theory and practice standards needed for participants to ensure medical instruments’ reprocessing best practices.

    This will include all processes related to reprocessing, starting from cleaning, wrapping, sterilization and disinfection. In addition to this, the ideal layout of a sterilization services department will be covered, as well as quality control aspects related to the sterilization process during and after reprocessing.

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to apply the best practices in cleaning, wrapping, disinfection and sterilization of medical devices. They will also recognize ideal storage, dispensing, and traceability concepts of medical devices. Moreover, they will be able to evaluate medical instruments’ reprocessing practices according to evidence-based knowledge.

    2- Healthcare-Associated Infections’ Surveillance (24 hrs)

    This course will cover the main principles of epidemiology, different types of HAIs, and surveillance methodologies necessary to monitor, control, and prevent infections. The course will cover basic statistical knowledge required to translate surveillance data into meaningful reports (tables and

    Participants will also be able to explain different epidemiological terms that support early detection of emerging infections. They will have the ability to define different types of HAIs based on CDC definitions and apply these definitions in their work environment to diagnose and prevent HAIs.

    Moreover, participants will be able to design a surveillance program, translate surveillance data into statistical measures, write a detailed report explaining the outcomes of the surveillance program, and finally, they will be able to use benchmarking concepts to evaluate the surveillance program.

    Participants will actively participate in learning activities that will include flipped classrooms, group discussions, interactive presentations, and case studies. Real surveillance data will be used to illustrate methods for data analysis, interpretation and graphical presentations.

    3- Infection Prevention and Control Aspects to Achieve Accreditation (24 hrs)

    A rapidly evolving health care environment has created an increasingly complex landscape for infection prevention (IP) professionals to navigate, resulting in expanded functions and roles.

    Furthermore, the composition of the IPC workforce is changing. IP needs managerial skills to bring about the change they need.

    Once the course is completed, candidates will acquire essential competencies needed by the IPs to carry out their role in the accreditation of healthcare systems. They will have the ability to identify IPC’s role in the accreditation of health care settings, organize evidence-based IPC programs, manage potential infectious risks, implement accreditation requirements, and utilize improvement methodologies to enhance and sustain infection prevention and control practices. This course addresses the managerial and analytical skills needed by IP by engaging the candidates in different learning activities including flipped classrooms, group work and discussions, and hospital insights. This will allow them to master the know-how for joining or leading the IPC program to effectively achieve accreditation, ensuring reliable healthcare services in the 21st century.

    Business Acumen (Self-Paced Online)

    Effectively operating within a business setting and having a positive contribution require a certain set of skills and competencies. The business acumen courses explore critical 21st-century skills needed for today’s business world, enabling passion and speed in dealing with different business situations.

    To check out the full list of our Business Acumen courses

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  • The admission criteria for each course are different.

    Participants who would like to obtain the infection prevention and control certificate (attending the three courses and one business acumen) must have the highest level of these criteria to enroll in the four courses.

    For Reprocessing of Medical Devices course:

    • Staff operating and auditing central sterilization services department (CSSD), infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, physicians, nurses, dentists and professionals interested in IPC practices.

    For Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance course:

    • Infection prevention (IPs) professionals managing and practicing infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in healthcare settings, epidemiologists, microbiologists and public health professionals. In addition to other healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, laboratory staff and healthcare administrators) interested in hospital epidemiology, and healthcare-associated infections (HAI) surveillance, as well as fresh graduates interested in the IPC program.

    • Junior academic staff teaching epidemiology, IPC programs, and surveillance curricula.

    For Infection Prevention and Control Aspects to Achieve Accreditation course:

    • Infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, physicians, nurses, dentists and professionals interested in IPC and accreditation practices.

  • IPC - Reprocessing Medical Devices

    EGP 4,950

    IPC - Surveillance

    EGP 7,200

    IPC - Accreditation

    EGP 6,900

    Business Acumen

    EGP 2,000

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    • All cancellations must be sent in writing by email. A full refund will be provided for cancellations made 14 days or more before the start date of the course

    • A 50% refund will be provided for cancellations made 7 to 13 to seven days before the start date of the course

    • No refund will be provided for cancellations made 6 days or less before the start date of the course

    • Refunds will be issued to the same payment method used to make the initial payment. Refunds to credit cards are processed within 30 days provided that the participant has the actual credit card in addition to the POS receipt or bank statement while requesting a refund

    • The refund of alliance programs are subject to the conditions of the alliance partner

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