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.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to medical microbiology and immunology (20 credits); communicable disease control (20 credits); applied microbiology (20 credits); advanced practice in healthcare (20 credits); health promotion (20 credits); research methods (20 credits); dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Each stage of the course contains a number of formative (informal) assessments, including multiple choice questionnaires, short answer tests, and practical assignments. The summative assessment for each module consists of four discussion activities and two 2,500 word essays.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study November 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc On-line study November 2018 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

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