University of Dundee

University of Dundee

MSc Infection: Prevention and Control

"This is a multi-disciplinary programme for nurses and other health professionals who have a responsibility for prevention and control of infection/infectious diseases. The programme aims to enable students to understand the microbiological and environmental factors that contribute to the incidence, prevalence, transmission and control of healthcare-associated and communicable infection; to assist students in the development of advanced skills, knowledge and understanding required to function effectively in infection prevention and control practice and enhance patient and public safety; and to empower students to enhance professional leadership, research and practice skills and in order to enable practice development, multi-professional teamwork and collaboration. In order to achieve the MSc you will undertake four modules plus a Dissertation related to IPC. The content of the modules supports the domains of the IPC Competencies (2011). This award is also available at Postgraduate Certificate (two modules) and Postgraduate Diploma (four modules) level. Programmes are run subject to minimum numbers of students. "

Entry requirements

MSc: You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care related area. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry. Please check our website for English language requirements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2019 - 42 Months
MSc Distance learning January 2020 - 42 Months

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Main Site DD1 4HN Scotland

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