Fellowship Infection Prevention and Control

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Fellowship offers an educational journey into a well-recognised career path for the health care worker on various levels. Patients, healthcare personnel as well as visitors’ safety at home-based and healthcare facility levels are studied in a structured, outcome-based and practical educational environment.

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are some of the major threats to life on the planet. Current concerns on outbreaks of resistant organisms are also driven by multiple factors of globalisation. The quest for livelihoods and trade, as well as regional conflicts and endemic poverty, has seen an alarming volume and speed of human and animal population movement. At least one in seven patients entering a South African hospital is at risk of acquiring a hospital associated infection. To prevent the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms and the spread of diseases in our hospitals and communities, effective training in infection prevention and control is required.


R6 000.00 (for one year’s enrollment in the Fellowship: 14 March – 25 November 2015)


The modules will be based on a handbook from the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC). Basic concepts of the Infection Control modules include:

  • Learning in public health
  • Epidemiology in IPC
  • Approach to outbreaks
  • Microbiology in IPC
  • Antibiotic management
  • Disinfection basics
  • Guidance to IPC in special populations
  • Device related IPC
  • Health and Hygiene


Candidates attend a full day class contact session

This course is also available on an e-learning platform*

*E-learning material will be available 2 weeks later than the scheduled face to face course dates.


  • A relevant diploma (proof of qualification is required)
  • Persons who have obtained a medical degree will be given preference


Health care practitioners, nurses and medical doctors.

Sponsorship available: Please submit a motivation letter with your enrollment should you wish to apply for sponsorship

For more information about the course, please contact:

Course Coordinator:

Gontse Molapo

Telephone: +27 (0)12 434 2591

Email: gontse.molapo@ce.up.ac.za

General enquiries and registration details:

Client Information Centre

Telephone: +27 (0)12 434 2500

Fax: +27 (0)12 434 2505

Enquiries: info@ce.up.ac.za

Enrollments: enrolments@ce.up.ac.za

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