Queen's Infection Prevention & Control Online Professional Development Course - Winter 2023

Event Date: February 27, 2023 - July 2, 2023    |    Online Course


This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Professional Development Course is an online interactive course for health professionals who are new to the field of Infection Prevention and Control or are about to enter into the practice of Infection Prevention and Control. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the practice of Infection Prevention and Control and to increase participants’ knowledge and skills for managing the prevention and control of infections and disease in health care settings.

Course Objectives
Course objectives are based on the content as outlined by CBIC (Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.)

Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify fundamental concepts of epidemiology and microbiology as they relate to IPAC
  2. Examine and investigate scenarios to practice problem-solving for IPAC
  3. Practice critical thinking and management skills for engaging in:
    • routine practices and additional precautions,
    • surveillance,
    • outbreak control of infections and disease within clinical and public health settings
  4. Apply research, teaching, and lifelong-learning skills through engagement within a problem-based, online learning community

Completion of the Queen's IPAC Online Professional Development Course course does not certify the learner as an Infection Prevention & Control practitioner, but it does help to prepare the student for CIC examination.

Program Setup

  • Course content is presented within 12 interactive modules and accompanied by weekly assessments.
  • A module is released each Monday and can be 1, 2 or 3 weeks in length.
  • All weekly quizzes and assignments are due on Sundays by 11:30pm ET.
  • To pass this course and receive the certificate of completion learners must achieve an overall average of 70% and complete all assignments and quizzes. 

Live Sessions
This course has a synchronous component where students are expected to attend a minimum of three live sessions via Zoom within the 18 weeks. These will consist of either webinars or Ask Me Anything online sessions (all sessions are held in Eastern time zone).

Module Topics:

  • Life-long Learning: Principles of Adult Learning
  • Evidence-Based Medicine & Literature Searching
  • Infectious Diseases Processes-Clinical Microbiology
  • Routine Practices and Added Precautions
  • Disinfection, Sterilization, Re-processing and Construction
  • Epidemiologic Investigation and Surveillance
  • Epidemiology of Health Care Acquired Infections
  • Employee and Occupational Health Safety
  • Public Health and Education
  • Management of Infection Prevention and Control

T2202A Tax Form
This is a professional development course. This means that learners of the course are not considered Queen’s students and the course fee is not viewed as tuition. Therefore, there are no T2202A tax forms for the course.

Please refer to the program website for further details on the course: https://healthsci.queensu.ca/faculty-staff/opdes/programs/infection-prevention-control-online-course

As we are working remotely at this time we are not able to accept phone calls. If you have questions after you have read the registration page and course website please direct them to: [email protected]



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Cancellations and Refunds Policy

Please be aware that a $42 admin fee will be charged per person for any refund.

Refunds are not available for promo codes not applied at time of registration.

No refund will be given for withdrawal requests received after February 1, 2023.

Registrations are non-transferable.