University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Infection Prevention and Control

Promoting and developing best practice in the field of infection prevention and control is a pressing issue for professionals and the community as a whole. The issues facing hospital and community staff 1 day may well be the same as those confronting environmental health officers the next. This innovative postgraduate course in Infection Prevention and Control has been designed to help you deal safely and effectively with infection risks. You will develop your confidence and expertise in the management and implementation of infection control change.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in a health subject. Applicants with an ordinary degree or below, but with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience and/or successful completion of one of the following SCQF level 9 modules will also be considered, in some cases with a bridging module - Infection Control and or HAI Surveillance.

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Modules include: PgCert: Micro-organisms and disease; decontamination; epidemiology and surveillance of healthcare acquired infections. PgDip: Host defence and protection; advanced infection prevention and control; antimicrobial surveillance; healthcare outbreak management; informatics in health and social care; qualitative inquiry; research methods and techniques; patient safety in integrated health and social care. MSC: Research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Open assessment methods and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 4,680 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
MSc Online study £ 7,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
MSc Online study £ 5,850 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 4 years
MSc Online study £ 5,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Learning

Key information

University Admissions Office
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0845 272 3600