2.1 honours degree in a health subject Applicants with an ordinary degree or below, but with a minimum of three 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 or HAI Surveillance
Three years relevant experience and/or successful completion of one of the following SCQF level 9 modules will allow access to the PgCert level: Infection Control HAI Surveillance
Months of entry
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 one 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.
If you have to deal with infection as part of your job, or if you’d like to widen your knowledge and be in a position to apply for more senior posts in infection control, the MSc Infection Prevention and Control can help you achieve these goals.
- Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
- The course is available to study part time and online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments, wherever you are in the world
- You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
- Specialist modules at PgDip and MSc level allow you to specialise in areas of particular relevance to your career
PgCert: Core modules are: Micro-organisms and Disease; Decontamination; Epidemiology and Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections
PgDip: Core module: Host Defence and Protection
Option modules, from which you choose two, may include: Advanced Infection Prevention and Control; Antimicrobial Surveillance; Healthcare Outbreak Management; Informatics in Health and Social Care; Qualitative inquiry*; Research Methods and Techniques*; Introduction to Patient Safety in Integrated Health and Social Care Environment
*You must choose one of these modules if you wish to continue to MSc
Msc: To achieve the award of MSc Infection Control you must complete a research dissertation related to your professional field
This course is available online with support from Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA
How to apply
If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.
If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.
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English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
Fees and funding
From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.
Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.
Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.
Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company
You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan
For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UHI Information Line
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