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COVID 19 Infection Control and Prevention

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About Course

Welcome to the COVID -19 Infection Prevention and Control online course

The emergence and spread of the novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) has become a global health concern. The preventive measures put in place have affected running of routine activities including the health care education system.

IDI a regional leader in global health security that provides technical assistance to the Ugandan Ministry of Health in response and mitigation of outbreaks, has developed a unique online COVID 19 course with key concepts and competences to maintain safety.

This COVID 19 infection prevention and control online course is a training approach that looks at the control of the spread of COVID 19 disease during routine face to face health care.


It is a Six Lesson course that covers Introduction to COVID-19, COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), Cleaning, Disinfection, Safe waste management and Sharps safety, IPC home based care, Vaccination and Monitoring health care workers for COVID-19

Specific course objectives

After successful completion of this course, trainees will be able to:

  1. Be able to quickly identify suspected COVID 19 suspects
  2. Be able to demonstrate proper prevention practices for COVID-19
  3. To appreciate IPC structures and build routine IPC practice in the health facility. 
  4. Be able to communicate about COVID 19 accurately

Course Format/ roadmap

This is a self-paced, short online modular course divided into 6 modules. 

Participants are expected to thoroughly read the PDF sessions and complete assigned readings and quiz. 

Course Evaluation

Participants are expected to complete the quiz. A score of 70% or more in the quiz is required. The quiz has one attempt.


Certificates of completion will be awarded after completion of the online modules and quiz to trainees who score 70% or more in the quiz. This certificate will be downloaded on the course website upon successful completion of the course. 


The original course curriculum and content is by MOH. It has been converted into the online format by the e-learning team of Infectious Diseases Institute’s Training and Capacity Development department. The content presented in this course has been extensively updated to reflect current Ministry of Health national guidelines for management COVID-19 guidelines.




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What Will You Learn?

  • To build capacity of health workers/ students in training to practice safe precautions for COVID 19 prevention

About the instructors

Infectious Disease Initiative
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation, established within and wholly owned by Makerere University Uganda whose Mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI is a national and regional centre of excellence in infectious diseases programming. IDI is an accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider that has trained over 40,000 health workers from Uganda and 32 other African countries in infectious diseases and various aspects of systems strengthening. Learn more about IDI https://idi.mak.ac.ug/

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