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2015 course on Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control

By David Mistretta | 01 Apr, 2015

We are pleased to announce that after a year off, the continuing education course, "Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control" will again be held in Boston at the Harvard Medical School, 27 July to 7 Aug, 2015.

This two-week (27 July 2015 – 7 August 2015), multidisciplinary course offered by Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Engineering; Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; MASS Design Group; and Partners In Health provides a unique opportunity to build global engineering capacity to help control airborne infections by bringing together a body of technical expertise common to the control of human airborne infections. The curriculum will include didactic lectures, laboratory sessions, and interactive workshops focusing on solutions that are feasible and effective for both resource-rich and resource-limited settings. The strategies covered will be applicable to preventing transmission in high-risk spaces including clinics, hospitals, laboratories, and congregate living settings. Experienced faculty from Harvard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and other domestic and international experts will lead the course.
This year the course is being organized by the MASS Design Group, and the link is:
http://www.massdesigngroup.org/education

Although limited scholarship help is available, participants are encouraged to seek sponsors, such as local USAID missions, CFAR projects, and other sources.

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DR.POOJA DALWADI GUMASTE Replied at 5:50 AM, 10 Apr 2015

HELLO,
MORE OR LESS DOES IT HAVE TO DO ONLY WITH ENGINEERING GUYS OR COVERS ALL ASPECTS?

Denis Gilbert UMUHIZI Replied at 6:10 AM, 10 Apr 2015

Thanks doctor for posting this.me i am a general nurse practioner and trained in oncology working as an oncology ward line manager in Rwanda(Africa) but also i am trying to do medical school.please any time you can get any way of Scholarship of medical school any where you can help me and also you can discuss with your friends to help me.thank you so much

Edward Nardell, MD Moderator Replied at 1:22 PM, 10 Apr 2015

The course focuses on building design and engineering in order to build
global capacity in that area, but is not intended only for architects and
engineers. It has also been useful for administrators and physicians with
infrastructure responsibility who will be using architects and engineers.
That said, there is a lot of detailed, hands-on measuring, planning, and
technical discussion that is not part of general TB infection control
courses.

qwerty qwertt Replied at 2:26 PM, 10 Apr 2015

Hi
May be I can help bring out a better perspective from a participant point
of view.

Do this course if you are part of a team working with design teams for
infrastructure based health work, commissioning, administration, training
of health care facilities.

It is important that you get an opportunity to carry out this in your area
of work.

The course will also cover how administrative controls like screening,
cough hygiene, etc and environmental controls for planning facilities and
personal protective equipment demonstration. It would talk about how risk
assessments can be carried out for technologies and healthcare facilities.

I think the greatest learning for me has been the ability to integrate
teams of medical professionals, administrators and technologists i.e.
engineers and architects on the same platform to design and rennovate
health care facilities.

Hope this helps.

Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira Replied at 7:27 AM, 12 Apr 2015

Dear colleagues,

I would like also to add from a participant at this important course
another aspect from Laboratory side as it give to participant a broader
view of infection control related to TB lab issue, design constraint and
solution, air ventilation in TB lab etc..
Lab personnel will benefit a lot from this kind of course.

Regards

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DR.POOJA DALWADI GUMASTE Replied at 3:50 AM, 14 Apr 2015

IT REALLY HELPED.
POST MY POSTGRADUATION WITH MD MICROBIOLOGY, AND PURSUING MY CAREER AS INFECTION CONTROL MANAGER, I THINK I SHOULD GO FOR THIS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INPUTS.

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