PG Cert Infection Control

Location: Online Qualification: PG Cert Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 8 months Places available: November 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

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PG Cert Infection Control

Location: Online Qualification: PG Cert Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 8 months Places available: November 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Apply now

Student testimonials

Marie Shalloe
MSc Infection Control

I have worked in Infection Control for 22 years, and completed a BSc in Infection Control in 1998. ... Read more

Aisha Legge
MBA

I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community. I created a WhatsApp ... Read more

Oluwole Okanlawon
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Growing up in Nigeria, I always wanted to have a University education. I would sometimes go to ... Read more

Tutor biographies

John Roberts, MSc in Public Health and PhD candidate
Master of Public Health (MPH)

John is Head of Health, joining the team in March 2015 to lead the current MSc Infection Control ... Read more

Emma Richards, MSc, PhD candidate
MSc Infection Control

Emma joined University of Essex Online as a tutor in June 2015 to support Microbiology and ... Read more

Dr. Soraya Meah
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Meah is an experienced research leader, academic instructor and Public Health leader with ... Read more

Overview

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.

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.

Course structure

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).

Learning and assessment

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 is given to you in a number of ways. The programme leader is available for overall support via email and you are assigned a Student Adviser who is your first point of contact throughout your studies and serves as your mentor.

Assessment

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.

Career prospects

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 transferable to the workplace.

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

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.