New postgraduate degree: Infection Prevention and Control

Health Care Associated Infection (HCAI) and the growing increase in bacterial resistance to antibiotics and antimicrobials are very worrying problems for health care units.

Portugal is one of the European Union countries with one of the highest rates of IACS.

The significant rates of antimicrobial resistance require professionals who are part of the Program for the Prevention and Control of Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (PPCIRA) a global and integrated approach, with the objective of reducing the rate of HAI, promoting the judicious prescription of antimicrobials and decrease the rate of microorganisms with antimicrobial resistance.

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