University of Dundee

Infection: Prevention and Control PGCert

University of Dundee

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Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 42 Months
Start September
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Postgraduate
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    42 Months
  • Start:
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Become part of a global network of healthcare professionals learning together to transform lives and improve healthcare outcomes by studying this post-graduate infection prevention and control programme. Students will be energised to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of topics such as applied microbiology, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control practice.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of both UK based and international healthcare professionals. This is a flexible, interactive, distance learning programme, so students can study whenever and wherever they want. Learning material is also specifically tailored to the area in which each student works.

There are two intakes per year (September and January). The programme is delivered on a modular basis over a period of three and a half years. However, if a degree level module has been completed within the last five years, these credits may be able to be transferred into the programme. For the full MSc programme, students will undertake four modules that will expand their thinking and expertise. These include two modules specific to infection prevention and control, a professional module and research and evidence-based practice module. These are followed by a research-based dissertation (a small research project or an evidence review). For this, students will work on the dissertation module with an allocated supervisor. Students can however, exit after the first year (two modules) with a Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control, or at the end of the second year (four modules) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control.

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Distance Learning


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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

This unique programme facilitates the development of graduate, lifelong learning skills (such as critical reflection, critical thinking, problem-solving and the use of evidence-based practice) to enhance the student’s professional and academic skills. This will maximise the opportunities for career development and progression in the field of infection prevention and control.

· Requirements

Both UK and international professionals from a range of disciplines who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject will be eligible to undertake the programme, if working in an area related to Infection Prevention and Control, Health Protection or Infectious Diseases, or similar.

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What you'll learn on the course

Disease Control
Infection prevention
Control in Practice
Clinical Governance
Patient safety

Course programme

Core modules
  • PN50116 - Microbiology and its application to Practice
  • PN50120 - Communicable Disease Control
  • PN50128 - Infection Prevention and Control in Practice
Professional modules
  • PN50113 - Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice
  • PN50114 - Quality and Clinical Governance
  • PN50115 - Risk and Patient Safety
  • PN50132 - Practice Development: Independent Study
Research modules
  • PN50098 - Developing Research and Evaluation Skills
  • PN50111 - Critical Appraisal Skills
  • PN50134 - Dissertation (September, February, June)

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £1,920 for the 30 credit module £5,760 for the 60 credit module Total programme (180 credits) £17,275 

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