Infectious diseases are a key concern for any healthcare professional. Globally, infectious diseases are responsible for more than 25% of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular disease. Millions more individuals are affected by the most common types of infectious diseases, which can have both short- and long-term health consequences.
This certificate program offers insights into infectious diseases that are essential for medical professionals. The program begins by examining basic techniques and procedures for preventing the transmission of infectious disease. Then you'll take a closer look at some of the most common and dangerous infectious diseases: influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDs, zoonoses (diseases that are spread from pets to people), and tickborne diseases.
The program concludes with an examination of emerging global infectious diseases (EIDs), which threaten individuals, families, and communities throughout the developing world. By the end of this program, you'll have a solid understanding of the most common infectious diseases as well as a grasp of the procedures that can help contain them.
The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:
- enhance your professional marketability;
- build your skills and competencies;
- fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals
The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:
- Infection Control Basics
- Influenza: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
- Pneumonia in Adults and Children
- The ABCs of Hepatitis
- HIV/AIDS Education for Healthcare Professionals
- Zoonoses: Can Your Pet Make You Sick?
- Tickborne Diseases
- Emerging Global Infectious Diseases
: Effective November, 2015, the registration process for this online class has changed. When enrolling, you will be directed to a new web page to complete your online registration.
New sessions of this class begin on the third Wednesday of each month
, and each session covers six weeks of online training
. New lessons are released each Wednesday and Friday during those six weeks, and you will be able to complete the course work at your convenience – at any time of day or night. To select a start date that works with your schedule, click the registration link at the end of the course description below.