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MSc Infection Control

Establishment: University of Essex - Online

Start date: 26 July 2018

End date: 26 July 2019

Assessment: Varied assessments

Credits/Level: 180 at level 7


MSc Infection Control

Part time
Online/distance learning
24 months
Postgraduate qualification - MSc

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally.

Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology (30 credits)
Public Health and Communicable Disease Control (30 credits)
Applied Microbiology and Public Health (30 credits)
Research Methods (30 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Entry requirements:
1. Academic Entry Route:
Our applicants are usually registered nurses or health care professionals in full or part-time employment with a minimum of two years post-registration experience and access to a clinical microbiology department.
In addition, applicants normally have an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution.
2. Open Entry Route:
We recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge developed at work or through training. If you don't meet the above entry requirements, but believe you have the potential to succeed on the MSc Infection Control course, we'll consider your application on its individual merits.

Contact details

Phone: 0800 0527 526


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