Infection Prevention Control Programme

About the Course

This training package covers essential and advanced topics relevant to infection prevention and control (IPC) in health care facilities. The content discussed in the modules is intended to help build your knowledge and guide IPC implementation and policy development in your health facility. While this course is comprehensive, it is not exhaustive on all topics associated with implementing IPC programmes.


In order to access this course, you need to have a Tembo account, if you haven’t got a Tembo account already, please do create one by clicking on the profile at the top of this page and following the instructions. Once completed, please send your name, the email address with which you registered and the name of this course to and ask to be registered for the course. All requests will be handled on a Wednesday of each week. You will receive an email a few days later to let you know that you have registered for this course. Therefore, registration will take from 3-9 days depending on when you submit your request. Any questions or issues, please do contact


This course is aimed at all health care workers, specifically for IPC managers, supervisors, and focal persons.


As this programme is made up of several different courses, we cannot provide you with a certificate upon completion. You do, however, receive a badge after you have completed each course. Please bear this in mind before you register for the course

  • Level 1: 28 hours
  • Level 2: 47 hours

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to: Apply all the following measures in your daily work.

Level 1 Learning objectives
  • Standard Precautions 
  • Transmission Based Precautions
  • Wound Care
  • Improving Quality of Care
  • Participate in breaking the chain of transmission of infectious diseases (Malaria, COVID-19, Measles, and Meningitis) in the healthcare setting
  • Medical waste management
  • Epidemiology
  • Promoting patient Safety Culture
  • Healthcare-related incidents reporting
Level 2 Learning objectives
  • Quality improvement in healthcare
  • Advanced Cholera Learning
  • Participate in breaking the chain of transmission of Ebola

List of Contents

Level 1
  • Clinical Skills - Infection Prevention Control
  • Principles of Aseptic Technique
  • Wound Care Orientation Module
  • The Fundamentals of Quality of Care
  • COVID-19 Induction Training
  • COVID-19 Screening
  • Introduction to malaria
  • Introduction to Cholera
  • Introduction to Measles
  • Introduction to meningitis
  • Waste Basic-BLOG training (Log Basics OCP)
  • Patient Safety Culture and managing Healthcare related incidents
  • Prerequisite in Epidemiology
  • Medication and patient safety
  • The surgical safety checklist
Level 2
  • Quality improvement in healthcare
  • Ebola eLearning