Infection Prevention and Control on Farms

On-demand online modules available March 2 through April 6, 2020

Accredited continuing education for physicians, nurses, other healthcare and public health professionals will be available upon course completion.

This course will cover common risk factors and transmission modes of zoonotic diseases, offer best practices for prevention of disease threats, and share resources for infection prevention and control on the farm.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss how human health care providers, veterinary providers, farm /producer management, and environmental management can best work together as a One Health team, both to prevent and respond to an infectious disease outbreak on a farm or other animal agricultural facility.
• Describe transmission routes to humans and the clinical presentation for a number of important zoonotic pathogens and diseases including highly pathogenic influenza.
• Describe site-specific engineering controls and training to reduce exposure to specific infectious agents present in animal farming as well as chemicals used as disinfectants and depopulation methods.
• Explain the roles and mandates of local, state and federal agencies to foster community engagement and coordination in the case of an infectious disease outbreak.

Continuing Education/Certificate of Completion

When you have completed the course, you will have two options for completing your continuing education:

    Print a certificate of completion from the UW DEOHS Continuing Education program, 0.2 CEUs
    Link to the Centers for Disease Control Continuing Education website where you can log on or create an account to obtain accredited continuing education for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare or public health professionals. See more information at the bottom of this page.


The modules are available on-demand March 2 through April 6, 2020.

  1.     Create an account on our site or login to your existing account and select the green registration button at the top to register.
  2.     Complete your registration for this free course. NOTE: In order to confirm your registration, continue through all of the registration pages, including the payment screen. The course is free to take, but the payment page must be completed in order to finish your registration and gain access to the course.
  3.     Once your registration is processed, you will be emailed a web link and instructions to participate in the course--this course access email may take up to 3 business days.

Continuing Education Information

CME and CNE accreditation is pending for this activity.