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Course Description:

Healthcare acquired infection, alternatively also called ‘hospital acquired infection’ (HAI), or ‘nosocomial infection’ occur among 7-12% of the hospitalized patients globally, with more than 1.4 million people suffering from infectious complications acquired in the hospital at any time, as estimated by World Health Organization (WHO). The burden of HAIs is higher in developing countries due lack of facilities and understanding of safe practice protocols. A better understanding of hospital associated infections and knowledge of infection prevention techniques not only decreases the mortality and morbidity rate in hospitals but also removes a huge financial burden otherwise wasted for treatment of these infections. A strong infection control team is warranted in every hospital and this course aims to gear up the health care professionals for the challenge of HAI.

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Key Features

  • Interactive Video Sessions by Renowned Specialists
  • Online Simulation Training for better Understanding
  • Content designed by Highly Experienced Faculties
  • One-to-One Mentorship by an expert for any course related assistance.
  • Ease of Studying from Anywhere, Anytime

Course Content

Module 1 -

  • Classification, morphology of infectious agents(Bacteria, Virus, fungi, parasites,)
  • Common methods of identification and newer techniques
  • Epidemiology, habitat, mode of transmission of infectious agents
  • Host-parasite interactions. Mechanisms of bacterial or viral virulence and their interaction with the host. (Unique virulence factors associated with the pathogen.
  • Immunology- Structure of Immune system, Immune response to infection

Module 2 -

  • Antimicrobials, antifungals and antimyco-bacterial agents and mechanisms of action for these drugs
  • Mechanisms of antibiotics resistance and modes of resistance transfer.
  • Pharmacology of the drug including: primary method of administration, distribution into different tissues and mode of excretion.
  • General indications for use.

Module 3 -

  • Gram positive -Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus
  • Enteric bacteria- Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella, E coli, Vibrio, Yersinia, Listeria, Helicobacter, Bacillus
  • Respiratory Bacteria Corynebacterium, Pseudomonas, Mycobacteria, Haemophilus, Legionella, Mycoplasma
  • Sexually transmitted bacteria- Neisseria, Haemophilus, Chlamydia
  • Spirochetes- Treponema, Borrelia, Leptospira
  • Zoonotic and Vector-borne bacteria -Brucella, Bartonella Coxiella, Francisella, Rickettsia, Orientia, Ehrlichia

Module 4 -

  • Virology – Pathogenesis Pathogenesis, diagnosis & role in disease
  • DNA Viruses-Papilloma, Polyoma, Adeno, Pox
  • Childhood exanthems- Parvo, Herpes, Paramyxo, Toga.
  • Respiratory viruses- Picorna (Rhino), Corona, Orthomyxo
  • GI Viruses -Picorna (Polio), Noro, Reo, HIV
  • Hepatitis and HIV
  • Hemorrhagic viruses-Arena, Bunya, Filo, Flavi
  • Ebola, Zika, Rhabdo, Flavi, Toga (Alpha), Arena, prions

Module 5 -

  • Parasites infecting GIT- Entamoeba, Giardia, helminthes, Cyclospora, cryptosporidium
  • Blood parasites- Plasmodium, leishmania, filaria, trypanosoma, Babesia
  • Tissue parasites and ectoparasites
  • Superficial fungi- deromatophytes, exophiala
  • Subcutaneous fungi-sporothrix, phaeococcomyces
  • Systemic fungi- Cryptococcus, histoplasma, blastomyces, coccidioides, paracoccidioides,
  • Systemic fungi- Cryptococcus, histoplasma, blastomyces, coccidioides, paracoccidioides,
  • Opportunistic fungi- candida, Aspergillus, Zygomycetes.

Module 6 -

  • Diagnosis of fever of unknown origin and fever with skin rash.
  • Diagnosis of eye infections
  • Diagnosis of upper respiratory tract infections
  • Diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections
  • Diagnosis of urinary tract infections
  • Diagnosis of intra-abdominal infections
  • Diagnosis of infective endocarditis and intravascular infections
  • Diagnosis of central nervous system infections
  • Diagnosis of gastrointestinal infections.
  • Diagnosis of bone and joint skin and soft tissue infections
  • Diagnosis of STD and diseases of the reproductive tract.

Module 7 -

  • nosocomial infections
  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Standard/universal precaution protocol
  • Hospital infection control program- strategies, responsibilities and protocols
  • Biological waste management
  • Use of vaccines- types, schedule and administration
  • principles and methods of epidemiology.
  • Statistical methods in epidemiology
  • Principles of prevention, elimination and eradication.


What is the Duration of Course?

The Course in for 6 Months, divided in to two modules of three Months each.

What is the Eligibility Criteria?

The candidate should have completed their MBBS. Those undergoing their Internship can also apply for the course on Conditional Basis.

What is the Teaching Methodology?

The course deliverables include E-Books, Handouts, Pre-recorded video lectures, Images & Animations are provided, Online Simulation Training, Live Video Sessions.

What is the Examination pattern?

A module exam is conducted by the end of each module through MCQs. The final examination is through MCQs and a Viva.

Is this Course MCI Approved?

No, The MCI does not provide recognition to Online Short term courses since they have their set parameter. Having said that, all our courses will help you to gain better and in-depth knowledge about the specialization.

Do you provide Placements?

We do not guarantee the placement besides we provide our assistance to find out the suitable profile and lining up the interview.

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