Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control

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Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control


Duration: 1 Year(s)


Total Seats: 75

Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI), Hyderabad


Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Course TypeDiploma

Course Specialty

Infection Control


University of Hyderabad


    This course is primarily aimed at developing capacity among learners for best practices in healthcare-associated infection prevention and control. Healthcare-Associated infections (HAI) can easily qualify as the most important patient safety concerns in hospitals. To address the menace of HAI, infection control is kept as one of the main objectives, while designing any healthcare delivery structure, policies and processes. Almost all activities that are done within the hospital and health care institutions have a bearing on infection control and there are a large number of studies that have resulted in various good practices for controlling infections. It is also a requirement under the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) to review the standards and objective elements for Infection Prevention and Control best practices during the accreditation on the process in the country.

    The standards and guidelines are for the following aspects:

    1. Facility and infrastructure for infection control
    2. Organization for Infection control
    3. Policies, processes, practices and implementation
    4. Surveillance, monitoring and indicators

    Course Structure:

    Term I: 6 Months

    IPC 101: Basic & Applied Sciences – Anatomy, Physiology & Microbiology

    IPC 102: Introduction to Health Care-Associated Infections

    IPC 103: Epidemiology of Health Care-Associated Infections

    IPC 104: Organization of Infection Control Committee in Health Care Settings

    Term II: 6 Months

    IPC 201: HAI Types and Bundle Care Approach including Policy Prescriptions

    IPC 202: Universal Safety and Best Practices for HAI

    IPC 203: Sterilization, Disinfection and Biomedical Waste Management

    IPC 204: Project Work on HAI

    Course Materials

    Self-study course materials will be provided for online access on the globally acclaimed Edx platform to enrolled students. Each unit will have internal assessment questions.

Fee (INR):

30000 (Semester)

Stipend (INR):





For ST/SC/OBC as per Government of India Provision


    1. A minimum of bachelor degree in medicine(MBBS) or Nursing (B.Sc.) or allied medical field; or
    2. Bachelor degree in any discipline + minimum of two year work experience in healthcare sector.

Minimum Education

MBBSBSc Nursing

Admission Process:

    Registration followed by scrutiny by the university.

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