Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

This certificate program offers insights into infectious diseases that are essential for medical professionals.

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.

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.

Program Benefits:

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

Career Opportunities:

The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program provides health care professionals and interested individuals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, social work, massage therapy, teaching, hospice care, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.


This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.


The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:

  1. Infection Control Basics
  2. Influenza: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
  3. Pneumonia in Adults and Children
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. The ABCs of Hepatitis
  6. HIV/AIDS Education for Healthcare Professionals
  7. Zoonoses: Can Your Pet Make You Sick?
  8. Tickborne Diseases
  9. Emerging Global Infectious Diseases


Expiration Date: 11/11/2018


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