Taught course

Infection Prevention and Control

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in a subject related to healthcare, classification 2:2 or higher.
  • At least 50% of the applicants role must be working in an infection prevention and control within a healthcare environment.

Months of entry


Course content

The course aims to provide the range of expert knowledge and skills required to underpin the specialist practice of an infection prevention and control practitioner (IPCP). It also targets the competencies recommended by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS).

Course overview

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who are working in a role as an infection prevention and control practitioner (IPCP). These are senior specialist roles that require a high level of cross-disciplinary knowledge on all aspects of the epidemiology, management and prevention of infection, as well as sophisticated communication skills. Initiating and facilitating service improvements to assure patient safety are a key part of the role.


  • Healthcare Associated Infections: Scientific Principles
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Clinical Practice
  • Driving Improvement in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Measuring Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Leading and Sustaining Improvement
  • Evidence Based Implementation of Improvement Methods
  • Improvement Project.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the UWL website.

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Information
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