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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Inverness College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

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.

How long will my course last?

Part-time (structured) (MSc): 3 years may be available to students who can commit 28 hours study per week for two of the six semesters
Part-time (unstructured) (MSc): 4 years @ 14 hours per week

The number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in discussion with tutors and your own time spent on individual study and research.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This MSc Infection Prevention and Control opens up opportunities for career advancement through continuing professional development (CPD)
NHS staff currently on bands 5 and 6 of the NHS Career Framework Ladder can progress to bands 7 and 8
You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to apply for senior posts in infection control and other health protection related posts.

This course is not open to international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Exit award as PGCert and PGDip.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

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