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 course is designed to help students deal safely and effectively with infection risks. Students develop their 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

PgCert, core modules are: micro-organisms and disease; decontamination; epidemiology and surveillance of healthcare acquired infections. PgDip, core module: host defence and protection; Option modules from which applicants choose 2 may include: 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. Applicants must choose qualitative inquiry or research methods and techniques at PgDip level to continue to the MSc. MSC: Research dissertation related to their professional field.

Assessment methods

Open assessment methods and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 4 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 4 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 4 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 4 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 4 years

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