College of Public Health Catalog 2015/2016

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Infection Control (Undergraduate Certificate)

(See also USF Undergraduate Catalog at:

The Infection Control Certificate is based on the competencies in the National Board Certification Exam for Infection Control. The certificate will provide a foundation of infection prevention and control principles for individuals interested in pursuing a career in infection prevention and control at a healthcare facility or alternate setting; or those who need this knowledge base to pursue opportunities at a local, state or national public health department; a governmental agency; an academic and/or research institution; or any other applicable arena.

The Certificate consists of 12 credit hours

It is recommended that students follow the sequence of courses listed below.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

  • PHC 4032 Foundations of Infection Control (3)
  • HSC 4504 Foundations of Public Health Immunology (3)
  • HSC 4031 Emerging Infectious Diseases (3)
  • One of the following two courses
    • HSC 4430 Occupational Health & Safety (3)
    • HSC 4573 Foundation of Food Safety (3)

It is highly recommended that you meet with an advisor in the College of Public Health early to verify coursework for your Certificate

Application Process for Enrollment

Enroll as a non-degree seeking student.  For information see our non-degree enrollment procedures at

Special Notes

  • You may apply and/or enroll any semester as a certificate-seeking student.
  • If you are a current USF undergraduate student or earned you undergraduate degree at USF you may not earn this certificate.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor


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