Health Masters Degrees


MSc Infection Control course


Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the MSc Infection Control online

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 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.

Why study this subject?

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.

Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals not only in the UK but throughout the world. This advanced-level health masters course has been designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will also be able to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control.

Funding for health professionals

Please see our tuition fee discounts and scholarships page for information on possible sources of funding.

Related courses

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Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The MSc Infection Control course is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:


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

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

The MSc Infection Control course can be studied over a period of time up to six years to suit your individual circumstances. Each module takes approximately six months to complete with start dates in April and October each year. The core components of the course ensure that you acquire the essential attributes and skills commensurate with the level of studies and award.

Teaching methods and style

The MSc Infection Control course is delivered entirely online and individual support will be given to you in a number of ways. The programme leader will be available for overall support via email and you will be assigned a Student Adviser who will be your first point of contact throughout your studies and will serve as your mentor. A research supervisor will be appointed for your dissertation. You will also be encouraged to enlist the support of a specialist in microbiology in your workplace to help you complete the formative assessments.

Methods of assessment

Each stage of the MSc Infection Control course contains a number of formative (informal) assessments, including multiple choice questionnaires, short answer tests, and practical assignments. The summative assessment for each module consists of four discussion activities and two 2,500 word essays.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a Masters degree regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

As an MSc Infection Control online student, you will typically be working as a specialist Infection Control Nurse, environmental health officer or other healthcare professional with responsibility for infection control in your role. Upon completion of the MSc course, you will be well placed to take up more senior posts in this area.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our MSc Infection Control programme:

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. 

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.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

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.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

21 day money back guarantee

If you enrol on our MSc Infection Control programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Location: Online
Qualification: MSc Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 24 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £9,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study the MSc Infection Control online

You can apply to study for the MSc Infection Control online by downloading our online digital application form here.

If you need any further information about our courses, or you have any other queries, please contact our admissions team.

Applying for the MSc Infection Control degree

Applying for our MSc Infection Control course does not have to be a time consuming process. Our online application section provides you with advice and guidance on the application process and procedures.