University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

Infection Control

This course has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally. The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals not only in the UK but throughout the world. This advanced-level health masters course is designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will also be able to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control.

Entry requirements

Our applicants are usually registered nurses or health care professionals in full or part-time employment with a minimum of two years post-registration experience. In addition, applicants normally have an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution.

We recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge developed at work or through training. If you don't meet the above entry requirements, but believe you have the potential to succeed on the course, we'll consider your application on its individual merits.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology (20 Credits), Communicable Disease Control (20 Credits), Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement (20 Credits), Research Methods (20 Credits), Dissertation (60 Credits) Optional modules (pick two): Health Promotion (20 Credits), Advanced Practice in Healthcare (20 Credits), Epidemiology (20 Credits)

Assessment methods

Each stage of the MSc Infection Control course contains a number of formative (informal) assessments, including multiple choice questionnaires, short answer tests, and group activities. A variety of summative assessments are in place across the programme. Examples include, written assignments, discussions, presentations, case studies & outbreak responses.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study July 2018 GBP 10,608 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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Online/Distance Learning

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