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Outbreak Investigations & Management Course

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (IIDE), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

23rd to 27th June 2014
LKCMedicine Novena Campus, Singapore

Course Content

This course is a joint collaboration between the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (IIDE), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore.

It aims to promote understanding in disease outbreak investigations and management in the context of a hospital environment.

Recognising the rapid succession of outbreaks in the region in the last decade, the emerging and rapidly spreading multi-drug resistant organisms, this course will build skills in outbreak investigation and in-depth knowledge of current investigatory methods and tools for outbreak detection, outbreak investigation, and outbreak response.

Participants will attend lectures and infection control training, engage in group discussions and take part in an outbreak simulation exercise.

Topics

  • Introduction to the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (IIDE)
  • Principles of Hospital Pandemic Preparedness
  • Hospital Pandemic Response Plan
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology and Surveillance
  • Case Management and Outbreak Investigations
  • Enhancing Hospital Infection Control
  • Practical Session on Infection Control
  • Modes of Transmission and Isolation Precautions
  • Policy and Legal Aspects In Outbreak Investigations
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Associated Infections
  • Role of the Laboratory
  • New Molecular Techniques in Pathogen Identification
  • Occupational Health’s Role in Prevention and Control of Outbreaks
  • Crisis Communication
Learning objectives, training objectives
  • Attain knowledge on current public health issues in emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance and  healthcare-associated infections.
  • Understand how case management, outbreak investigations and surveillance are conducted in hospitals
  • Learn principles of hospital pandemic preparedness
  • Appreciate multidisciplinary nature of preparedness and understand roles of laboratory, occupational health and infection control units.
  • Recognise indicators and thresholds of an infectious disease outbreak
  • Apply key communication principles during an outbreak investigation
  • Receive training in Epi Info software
  • Participate in an outbreak simulation exercise
Target Audience

This course is suitable for public health professionals, public health nurses, health educators, infection control nurses, epidemiologists, health-related policy-makers, and public health officers interested in disease outbreak investigations as well as management in the context of a hospital environment.

Certifications

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Important Information

Location
The course will be taught at the Novena campus of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore.

11 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308232

Visa Requirements
Visitors from countries listed on the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website are required to apply for a visa to enter Singapore. Participants are responsible for obtaining the required valid travel documents. An official invitation letter can be provided upon receiving the registration and payment.

Accommodation
The course fee does not include accommodation. Participants are advised to arrange accommodation with the hotel directly after they have been accepted on the course. The following hotels are located nearby to the course venue:


Certificates
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Type of degree
Certificate of completion
Education form
Full Time
Duration
9am – 5pm
Languages
English
Fees

SGD 1241.20 per person (inclusive of Goods and Services Tax)

The course fee includes lecture materials, daily tea breaks and lunch and end-of-course dinner. It does not cover travel, accommodation and other expenses.

Payment

  • Payment is due no later than 6 June 2014.
  • Cheque/bank draft must be made payable to the ‘Nanyang Technological University – LKCSOM’.
  • Please write 'Outbreak Investigations and Management Course’ and your full name on the back of the cheque/bank draft.
  • Cheque/bank draft has to be drawn on a bank in Singapore in Singapore dollars and nett of all bank charges.
  • Please mail it to:

 

     Ms Zhong Meifang
     Outbreak Investigations and Management Course
     Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine     
     Novena Campus
     11 Mandalay Road 
     Singapore 308232

  • Confirmation of your place is subject to receiving the registration and payment.
Enquiries and Registration

Click here to register

Registration closes on 30 May 2014

Enquiries on registration/administrative matters:

Ms Zhong Meifang
Graduate Programmes, Academic Support, LKCMedicine
gradprog_LKCMedicine@ntu.edu.sg 
(65) 6592 3609

 
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