The course is delivered via Moodle under the auspices of the Pacific Region Infectious Disease Association with a faculty of RCPA pathologists, scientists and researchers. Attendence is free and successful completion leads to the award of a diploma. The course commenced in March 2021. Enrolment for 2022 will be available in January.
The course has run annually since 2017 and aims to provide professional development relating to diagnostic microbiology, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology focused on the medical pathologist level.