Health and Human Sciences Masters Degrees


PG Certificate Infection Control course


Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - 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 PG Cert Infection Control online

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area, including an understanding of the world of microbiology and the management strategies useful for patient care and the prevention of further spread of an infectious disease.

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 Ebola, swine flu and SMRA highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.

The economic and social costs of escalating infection such as winter flu, meningitis and HIV are well documented. Less well known are the human and economic burdens of hospital acquired infection which can result in an extra 14 days in hospital and £1 billion a year extra expenditure for the NHS. Developing and implementing effective infection control measures are dependent upon the knowledge and skills of health professionals in both hospital and community settings.

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: PG Cert Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - 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 PG Cert Infection Control is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:


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


Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits).

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - 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 PG Cert Infection Control online course can be studied over a period of time up to two 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 PG Cert 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. 

Each stage of the PG Cert 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: PG Cert Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - 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 a PG Cert 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.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - 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 PG Cert 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 PG Cert 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 PG Cert 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: PG Cert Infection Control
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - 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 PG Cert Infection Control online

You can apply to study for the PG Cert 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 PG Cert Infection Control degree

Applying for our PG Cert 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.