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Certificat interuniversitaire en hygiène hospitalière

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Medical management (Hospital hygiene)
CHU - 4000 LIEGE - Block B35
Phone number : 04/366.82.19.
e-mail address :

Legal framework

A.R. of 26.04.2007 (MB : 07.06.2007) : Royal Decree modifying the Royal Decree of 23 October 1964 setting the standards which hospitals and their departments must meet.


Changes in the epidemiology of infections associated with healthcare activities, microbiology, care techniques and legislation are such that this requires precise training in order to acquire the professional knowledge in infection control and prevention, in line with A.R. of 26 April 2007, article 9b.
This certificate meets the legal requirements and qualifies the holder to work as a hospital hygienist doctor or nurse.

Special conditions of access / students concerned

This course is aimed at doctors, biological pharmacists, and nurses (maximum number of participants: 30).
Two indispensable prerequisites for nurses :

1. To hold a Baccalaureat diploma in nursing care.
2. Hold a degree/Masters in public health sciences.

The application file, curriculum vitae and a copy of degrees received must be submitted for 15 October at the latest, either by post (Prof. Christiane Gosset, Département des sciences de la santé publique, Université de Liège, Bât B23, CHU Sart Tilman, 4000 Liège) or by email:

Duration of the training

ECTS credits : 20

Basic course:

150 hours of theory and practical classes
Every Wednesday from 9am to 6pm from January to June.

Additional course :

150 hours for doctors and biological pharmacists and 100 for nurses which includes drafting the final thesis and participating in other training seminars in hospital hygiene (100 hours or 50 hours).

Courses programme

Collegiality :

Coordinator : Geneviève CHRISTIAENS (ULg)

Members : Anne SIMON (UCL), Baudouin BYL (ULB)

The programme picks up on all themes recommended in the project 'Improving Patient Safety in Europe (IPSE)' for the 'Core Curriculum for Infection Control Practitioners in Europe' as well as the specific particularities of the Belgian situation.

Compulsory courses


Theory courses and seminars - Collégialité


Part I: Legal and structural aspects of hospital hygiene in Belgium - Collegiality
Part 2: Microbiology and clinical syndromes, multi-resistant germs - Collegiality
Part 3: Antibiotics and basic concepts of antibiotic resistance - Collegiality
Part 4: Main principles of health worker protection, preventing infections and controlling resistance - Collegiality.
Part 5: Epidemiology and statistics as applied to hospital hygiene - Collegiality

Part 6: Drafting and managing an infection control programme - Collegiality
Part 7: Improving the quality and safety of hospital activities - Collegiality
Part 8: Monitoring and investigation: drafting and managing monitoring systems, managing epidemics - Collegiality
Part 9: Infection control: drafting control procedures, implementing control procedures, checking environmental sources of infection - Collegiality

Part 10: Special settings: intensive care, neonatology, enco-haematology, dialysis, extra-hospital care, long stays, emergencies, medical-technical services, endoscopy and dental surgery - Collegiality
Part 11: Legal aspects of hospital hygiene and nosocomial infections - Collegiality
Part 12: Seminars - Collegiality


Final dissertation - Collégialité



The certificate can only be awarded after participation in basic training, additional training and successfully passing the final thesis.


Where ? : ULg lifelong learning unit
Documents to be presented : Dean's authorisation for enrolment.
Enrolment fees : 1400 €.


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