Outbreaks training course

We hope to run further Outbreaks training courses in 2019.

This training course focuses on infection outbreaks and is essential training for infection trainees who are involved with healthcare-associated infection outbreak management. The aim of the course is to develop understanding and key practical skills in a structured management response to outbreak investigation.

This course combines taught and practical sessions with opportunities for dialogue around outbreak management. Whilst providing a sound foundation in the basics of outbreak management and investigations, the course also delivers specific sessions around agenda setting, constructing timelines, simple stats, case-control studies and writing press releases. The course also features a dedicated ‘table top exercise training experience’ involving a detailed scenario for delegates to work through based on an actual hospital outbreak. 

The course has been created and developed by Dr Tim Boswell, medical microbiology consultant and deputy director of infection prevention and control - Nottingham University Hospitals, and will be taught by him and Dr Nik Mahida, consultant medical microbiologist and infection control doctor - Nottingham University Hospitals.