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.
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.
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.
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|
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