MSc Infection Control

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

msc-infection-control

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,041

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  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Do you believe that a prevention is better than a cure? Are you interested in finding out about the wide range of global diseases and how you can help to prevent outbreaks? Then look no further than our online MSc Infection Control.
  • On this advanced-level postgraduate course you will learn how to prevent and control the spreading of infection. You will gain the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, enabling you to make improvements in your chosen area. You’ll learn how to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of infection and respond appropriately to future outbreaks. You’ll improve your ability to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • The science of identifying and isolating pathogenic organisms to assist in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients
  • The scientific concepts underpinning infection control and prevention
  • The impact of infectious diseases and their control in a variety of settings
  • Finally, you’ll get an opportunity to conduct an original research project on a topic of interest aligned to an area that is of relevance to your industry.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English Language Requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Infection Control, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Infection Control, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least three years’ post-registration experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The MSc Infection Control is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology (20 credits)
  • Communicable Disease Control (20 credits)
  • Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Two optional modules**:
  • Health Promotion (20 credits)
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

** In addition to the core modules, students will take two optional modules.

2021-22 Full course fee**: £11,570 

Full payment discount 

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting th

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