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Juntendo University
Graduate School of Medicine
Center of Excellence for
Infection Control Science
Keiichi Hiramatsu, M.D., Ph.D.
TEL 81-(0)3-5802-1040
FAX 81-(0)3-5684-7830



ICD Short Training Course is a six months training program.

The DICS four year graduate course has been established in 2004 and has accepted 26 students (as of February, 2008) with varieties of the academic or occupational backgrounds. However, the four-year course is difficult to attend for the clinicians who are full time on duty at the hospital. The ICD short training course has been designed for such medical doctors or nurses to master the essential knowledge and practical techniques in six months.

With an intensive lecture series of 2 weeks and 5 months clinical training, ICD short training course provides medical personnels with a minimum requirement for infection control practice.

Admission requirements:
Physicians or nurses who are involved in hospital infection control. Fluency in Japanese is required.

Be able to plan a programme to prevent hospital infection control.
Be able to educate hospital staffs about infection control as a member of hospital infection control team.
Be able to advise hospital staffs about the proper use of antibiotics.

6 months (extendable by attendees' request)

Requirements and grading:
- Attending the intensive lecture course is required to be enroled in the clinical training course.
- In the clinical training course, infection control training, Infectious disease consultation, clinical microbiology laboratory training are compulsory. Epidemiologic analysis, general clinical laboratory techniques, use of antibiotics are selective subjects.
Attendees are expected to submit reports. The reports is graded by instructors.

A certificate is issued by Jutendo University proving that the applicant has finished the ICD short traning couruse.

Intensive lecture course is held in the first two weeks, and attendees must pass the examination of all the subjects taught in the course before the enrolement in the clinical traning course.
Contents of the lecture course are: Infection control (12h), Infectious diseases and epidemiology (4h), Infection diagnosis (9h), Clinical microbiology (5h), Infectious disease treatment (10h).

Clinical Training:
Infection control training, Infectious disease consultation, and clinical laboratory training are held in the following 5 months.

1) Infection control training: Designing an infection control program that will be used in the attendee's institution (for examle: Creating an infection control manual, designing a surveillance of post-operative infection, designing a free influenza vaccination plan for the staffs and a way of evaluation of its effectiveness, designing a low-pressure room for the prevention of the airborne infection and its management etc).

2) Epidemiologic analysis: Design and perform his/her own project that is correlated with those projects being performed by Juntendo Infection Control Team on such topics as the hospital outbreak, prospective surveillance, and typing of clinical isolates. Presentation of the results in the Annual meetings of Infectious Disease Society or of Japanes Society for Environmental Infections.

3) Infectious disease consultation Together with infectious disease consultants, attendees visit patients by their doctors' requests. Make the treatment plan with the patients' doctors. Attendees perform Gram staining and Acid-fast staining by themselves. Submit summary at the end of the treatment or by lecturer's order. The format is follow as case report format for Internal Medicine Specialists. 15 reports are expected.

4) Clinical microbiology: A quick typing training composed of Gram staining (6h), Acid-fast staining (2h), and parasite staining (ex. malaria, 2h), is the prerequisite before the consultation training.
Attendees can take a research course by chosing a microbe isolated in the clinical laboratory and analyze its characteristics (examples: Drug resistance pattern of an MRSA isolated from the skin of a patient. Isolation of mycoplasma from the nasal cavity of a patient with acute upper respiratory tract infection. Distribution of Lactococcus from urinal tract infection).
Attendees may submit a report together with that of 'Epidemiologic analysis' study.

5) Proper use of antibiotics: Design a practical plan for the attendee's institution. (examples: Perform the surveillance on the selection of antibiotics to know how often the opinions of pharmaceutical companies and hospital pharmacists are involved in the decision. List all the problems related to use of antibiotics and find the solution. Design the report system of carbapenem use at certain wards.)

Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine Center of Excellence for Infection Control Science:(COE)program

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