UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Healthcare Associated Infection Control

The course is a new, distance learning modular programme, designed to provide systematic training in the increasingly important area of the control and prevention of healthcare associated infections.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2nd class UK Honours degree in biomedical or life sciences or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition, applicants must have an active professional involvement in the control of hospital infections. It is a prerequisite of the programme that all students have regular access to a personal computer and the Internet and have acquired basic skills in their use.

Course modules

Core modules: foundation course; healthcare associated infection prevention, control and organisational aspects; antimicrobial resistance and stewardship; decontamination aspects (including sterilisation, disinfection, cleaning and engineering). Options: health economics; legal and regulatory aspects; laboratory introduction to basic bacteriology; basic epidemiology; surveillance and epidemiology (systems, data analysis and statistics).

Assessment methods

The programme is taught through week-long courses and the Internet. Though the majority of the programme is delivered via distance learning, support is offered through a supervisory structure of local and UCL-based tutors. Practical modules cover elements across the spectrum of the syllabus and offer the opportunity to meet other students and teachers on the programme.

Sponsorship information

Medical Research Council Studentships may be available for this programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 12,840 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Mixed mode September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 12,840 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Mixed mode September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Variable September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Variable September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Variable September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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