Taught course

Infection Prevention and Control

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Science, Health and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree in a health subject
  • Applicants with an ordinary degree or below, but with a minimum of three years experience and/or evidence of successful completion of relevant CPD study at SCQF level 10
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) may also be considered
  • All students should be in employment in a relevant area

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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 evolve quickly and IPC practitioners must be equipped to respond appropriately.

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.

Special features

  • The course is delivered 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
  • The course content contributes to the development of the core dimensions in the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF): communication; personal and people development; health, safety and security; quality; and equality and diversity
  • Students can complete the university’s Skills and Employability Award whereby you gain recognition (not academic credit) for a range of activities you take part in addition to your studies to help you stand out from the crowd and demonstrate the skills you have, prepare for a real interview and impress prospective employers

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
01463 279190