Entry requirements

Applications will normally be received from those who hold one of the following qualifications: —— A medical degree —— An honours degree in Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Microbiology —— An honours degree in another relevant science subject Applications may also be received from individuals with a minimum of three years of relevant healthcare experience and suitable qualifications. Applicants meeting these requirements may be required to attend for interview. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The M.Sc. in Healthcare Infection Management is a
postgraduate qualification that is offered by the Trinity
School of Medicine, to meet the need for a multi-disciplinary
approach to modern healthcare infection control. The course
provides specialist teaching in conjunction with St. James’s
Hospital, Tallaght Hospital, the Health Service Executive, and
invited international experts. The M.Sc. in Healthcare Infection
Management is primarily offered to medical microbiologists,
infectious disease physicians, antimicrobial pharmacists,
biomedical scientists, infection control specialists and public
health workers and can be taken as either a 1-year full-time
degree, or as a 2-year part-time degree.
The M.Sc. in Healthcare Infection Management aims to provide
graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple
disciplines that must align to deliver effective control of human
pathogens in the hospital and community settings. The course
will provide foundation and advanced knowledge on the
monitoring, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious
diseases and is delivered as lectures, demonstrations, seminars,
practicals and workshops.
In terms of structure, the course is delivered in the form of 4 taught
modules, which comprise a total of 60 ECTS, on the following
themes: Module 1: Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
(15 ECTS); Module 2: Antimicrobial Therapy and Resistance (15
ECTS); Module 3: Epidemiology and Infection Control (15 ECTS);
Module 4: Multidisciplinary Management of Infection (15 ECTS).
There is also a Research Dissertation module (30 ECTS) that will
enable students to acquire new laboratory skills and perform
research on a topic that is relevant to contemporary healthcare.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr. Helen Miajlovic
+353-1-896 4551