Hospital Epidemiology Course

Goals and Objectives

 The goal of the course is to give the fellows basic training about infection control and epidemiology. The fellow will be introduced to concepts relating to identification of health care associated infections, antimicrobial resistant organisms, epidemiologically important organisms; review of epidemiology of these organisms; infection control practices and antibiotic management strategies; impact of these infections on patient safety. The fellows also receive instruction to epidemiology at the beginning of their first year.

Fellows may fulfill this requirement by taking

1) a week long course offered by the Program of Hospital Epidemiology every spring; 2) online IDSA/SHEA infection control course; 3) the course offered by SHEA/CDC every spring and every fall; or 4) John Hopkins Annual Fellows Course in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control.


Pre- and post-tests are administered at the beginning and end of the course, respectively. A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of the course.