Infectious disease outbreak control

University of Birmingham
Wednesday 13 March 2024 (13:00-15:00)

Get involved in this scenario-based masterclasses about the control of outbreaks of infectious diseases in hospital settings. Step into the shoes of key hospital staff to learn about the wide variety of perspectives and responsibilities they have.

Imagine this: Two surgical wards are on high alert as cases of diarrhoeal disease surface. Now, it's up to you and your fellow students to form teams and assume critical roles - become the General Manager, the Clinical Microbiologist, the Nurse in Charge, or the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC). The fate of the outbreak rests in your hands.

This is no ordinary exercise; every decision you make has consequences for the next round. Will your team emerge as the ultimate champions in controlling the outbreak, or will the infectious challenge prove to be too daunting?

As you navigate through each step of the process, you'll find yourself making decisions, facing challenges, and working collaboratively to outsmart the outbreak. Whilst this learning is combined with the Biology curriculum, this masterclass is about applying your skills in a dynamic, real-world scenario which can add insight into your healthcare career aspirations and education.

Who can attend this masterclass?

This event is open to all Year 10 and 11 students; you don't need any specific experience to be able to attend. Explore the rest of our masterclasses for more fun learning opportunities.

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Questions? Email the team