Taught course

Health care associated infection improvement

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Candidates must be able to satisfy the specific admission requirements for MSc courses offered by University of the West of Scotland. Candidates should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant health or social care discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for health and social care professionals working to generate healthcare associated infection improvement at (or supported at) a senior practitioner/middle management level. Academics from health and social care related disciplines will also find the postgraduate certificate highly beneficial as it enhances knowledge and develops specialist skills.

About the programme You will enhance your knowledge and skills in infection control/ healthcare associated infection and quality improvement approachesin health and social care settings. In addition you can apply the knowledge and skills to design and implement a small scale change project, thereby facilitating healthcare associated improvement. On successful completion of the course, there is the option to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma level of the MSc Advancing Practice programme which offers a range of pathways.

Your learning The programme comprises three modules; two core and one option (from a possible two):

• Quality Improvement in Healthcare (core module)

• Leading Infection Control Improvement (core module)
• Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Improvement in Practice (option module)
• Independent study (HSCE) (option module)
Our Careers Adviser says Graduates will be equipped with specialised knowledge and skills to support and facilitate safe and effective practice and improvement of HAI. Enhanced knowledge, skills and awareness of the international,
national and local policies underpinning prevention, control and improvement of infection will enable you to make a unique contribution in the promotion and maintenance of best practice within your area of employment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Claire Chalmers.
0800 027 1000