Canadian Infection Prevention and Control Courses
Courses Sponsored or Endorsed by IPAC Canada:IPAC Canada Sponsored Course:
IPAC Canada Endorsed Courses:
- Centennial College, Toronto Basic Infection Prevention and Control Program (online or onsite)
- Queen's University, Kingston Basic Infection Prevention and Control Program
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver Basic Infection Control Course
Other CoursesOther Online Courses:
- Michener Institute, Toronto - Infection Control & Epidemiology
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
- University of Calgary MSc Program in Hospital Epidemiology
Other Non-Online Courses:
IPAC Canada Sponsored and Endorsed Courses
Sponsored Courses are developed and facilitated by IPAC Canada education experts.
Endorsed Courses refers to the official approval of IPAC Canada indicating that the course has met specific criteria related to content, length, instructors, evaluation and delivery.
Information for schools relating to endorsement
SPONSORED BY IPAC CANADA
The 2017-2018 session is now full. No further applications are being accepted. Applications for the 2018-2019 session will be accepted January 1 to March 17, 2018.
This course runs from September to June each year.
Preference for admission will be given to novice infection prevention and control professionals (less than 2 years' experience). Applications will also be considered from others working in health care and/or exploring opportunities in infection prevention and control.
ENDORSED BY IPAC CANADA
Centennial College Online Infection Control (Endorsed 2014 - 2017 - extension dates to be announced)
Centennial College Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) course is designed for new IPAC Practitioners in a variety of health care facilities and settings such as acute care, community, Public Health, Long Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, First Responders and Support Services. It is taught by experienced professionals who maintain their certification in infection control (CIC). This course is recommended for health care professionals with a health sciences background. Through the use of group work and practical application, students will learn the principles to plan, implement, manage and evaluate IPAC programs in a variety of health care settings. This challenging evidence informed course is offered both onsite and online.
The online course is a facilitated, interactive course which includes recorded presentations from the onsite class. For each day of the ten day onsite course, one week is allotted for the online version which completes within 12 weeks. This makes your time online flexible within the week and individuals can work at his or her own pace.
The onsite classroom course Includes ten full days of interactive activity and is offered every Spring and Fall in Toronto. Our unique in-class course offers face to face networking with fellow students and a faculty who has extensive experience in infection prevention and control. The networking continues after students go home, online.
Materials are available prior to the course start dates. As an added benefit, all students have access to viewing the classroom material for one full year online. The course is 86 hours in duration. All students must take the online exam which is scheduled 3 weeks after the faculty directed learning portion. Then interactive learning (case scenarios) continues online for 3 months.
This course has recently been redesigned to update the Infection Prevention and Control content and reflects current pedagogical strategies. The curriculum is based on the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology's (CBIC) Examination Content Outline, available at: http://cbic.org/certification/candidate-handbook/online-handbook/preparing-for-the-examination#outline.
- Life-long Learning: Principles of Adult Learning
- Evidence-based Medical & Literature Searching
- Infectious Diseases Processes-Clinical Microbiology
- Routine Practices and Added Precautions
- Disinfection, Sterilization, Re-processing and Construction
- Epidemiologic Investigation and Surveillance
- Epidemiology of Health Care Acquired Infections
- Employee and Occupational Health
- Public Health and Education
- Management and Communications in Infection Prevention and Control
This Infection Prevention and Control course is an on-line interactive program for health professionals who are new to the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) or are about to enter into the practice of Infection Prevention and Control. We suggest that course registrants have obtained one of the following: RN, BSc or MLT. Other degrees or training will be considered, but first choice will be given to those working in Infection Prevention and Control.
The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the practice of Infection Prevention and Control and to increase participants’ knowledge and skills for managing the prevention and control of infections and disease.
University of British Columbia Infection Prevention and Control Certificate (Endorsed 2014-December 2017)
Information The University of British Columbia Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology and the Departments of Pathology and School of Population and Public Health, in conjunction with the Vancouver Hospital Division of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control currently are offering three online infection control courses and a clerkship in clinical infection control. These three-credit university recognized courses may be taken as stand-alone courses or used towards a four-course University of British Columbia Infection Control Certificate and/or towards a Masters in Science, Nursing or Epidemiology with the permission of the individual's appropriate university departments. The courses are highly popular and early registration is recommended. The course descriptions are as follows:
- Basic Principles of Infection Prevention and Control (Pathology 427) Introduces students to the principles of infection prevention and control.
- Basics of Medical Microbiology for Infection Control (Pathology 467) Introduces students to pathogenic organisms and the diseases they cause. The identification, clinical significance and transmission of pathogenic organisms are presented.
- Basic Epidemiology for Infection Control (HCEP 401/ Pathology 477) This introductory course on epidemiology explores fundamental concepts in epidemiology, study design and analysis and outbreak investigation as it applies to institutional infection control. Surveillance techniques, data collection and management and critical review of the literature will be covered. Requires completion of PATH 427 prior to enrolment.
- Clerkship in Laboratory Medicine and Infection Control (Pathology 451) This course is designed to familiarize students with clinical infection control and/or various subspecialties of Laboratory Medicine. This elective may involve attendance at an approved institution and/or a project assigned by the instructor(s); content of the clerkship will be preplanned with the student to meet their interests or requirements. The time commitment will entail approximately 30 - 45 hours of "contact" time and 20 - 30 hours of independent study.
This online program will benefit infection control practitioners, nurses, medical laboratory technologists, public health investigators, and professionals in communicable disease control, including physicians, and those preparing for the CBIC certification (CIC) exam.
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) School of Health & Public Safety Infection Prevention and Control (INFC-215)
The chain of infection and methods of prevention and control of microorganisms, including blood borne viruses such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will be reviewed. Immunization, routine practice, additional isolation precautions, sterilization and disinfection, safety and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) are also covered.