Architectural and Engineering Approaches to Infection Control (Online Course)

Did you know that buildings canbe designed, engineered and managed to reduce the risk of transmission ofdiseases such as Tuberculosis and coronavirus?


This fourteen days short coursewill provide excellent insight into epidemiological concerns and risk factors,mechanisms of transmission relevant to the built environment, methods ofavoidance and mitigation, as well as practical information on best practiceapproaches.


Are you an architect, engineer,or healthcare professional actively involved in the planning, design,construction, management and operation of healthcare facilities, correctionalservices, dormitories or hostels?


If yes, please send an email to the following documents to be eligible for a free seat on our short coursebefore, Tuesday, 25th August 2020:


  • A     full CV
  • Letter     of motivation
  • Letter     of support from employer (optional, but recommended)
  • Only     South African citizens are eligible for free seats


Presentation mode:

The course will be presentedFULLY online for a period of 10 days on 07 – 11 Sept 2020 and 14 – 18 Sept 2020with 2 hours of live sessions every morning between 08:00 to 10:00am


Optional Q & A sessions from17:00 – 18:00pm


Course Requirements:

Attendees must be in position ofthe PC or laptop and access to internet connection. The online course site runson the Blackboard Learn learning management system. It is important thatdelegates use the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome webbrowsers to access course (other browsers, especially Internet Explorer, arenot officially supported).


To access the course on asmartphone or tablet, delegates must have the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chromebrowser app installed on their device.

Course content may includevideos and it is important that delegates are able to access external sites(example YouTube) and have sufficient data coverage to participate in thecourse.


The scheduled live sessions inparticular timeslots act as a “virtual classroom” during which the instructorsmight give a lecture while showing slides, and/or allow for live discussion ofparticular topics. Requirements for infrastructure for delegates are:

  • Delegates     must use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the session.
  • The     device must have a properly installed, activated, and/or plugged-in     microphone.
  • The     device must optionally have a properly installed, activated, and/or     plugged-in webcam.
  • Delegates     have to ensure that they have sufficient data to participate in the course