MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert in Infection Prevention and Control
This new distance learning MSc in Infection Prevention and Control is a practice-focused course for health professionals. It aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to devise appropriate strategies for the prevention and management of infection in a variety of clinical settings. These include specialist evidence-based knowledge, awareness of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), clinical governance principles, and current approaches to infection prevention and control (IPC).
The course is delivered by dialogic distance learning, which means that you can interact and discuss topics of interest with course tutors and fellow students.
The course is entirely web-based and delivered by distance learning, using Moodle, a stable, informative and user friendly virtual learning environment. It is taught within the University’s standard calendar of semesters so there will be specific work to do each week and deadlines to meet for coursework submission.
The course content has been developed to provide a wide range of scholarly materials from experts and academics prominent in the field. We aim to promote critical discussion on relevant topics, to enhance your understanding and encourage you to apply the theories, concepts and principles you are studying to your clinical setting.
We encourage you to work collaboratively to develop group discussions relating to the content of the course, sharing experiences and resources, critically discussing the evidence base for IPC and its implementation in a variety of settings.
You will be expected to engage in up to 200 hours (per module) of guided readings and activities, self-study and research, online discussion participation, and preparation of assessments.
The assessment methods used within the course are varied; they are designed to be stimulating as well as academically rigorous, and they are based on your learning needs, individual aims and the academic standards expected for the course.
The assessment strategy will include the following:
• written assignment on a given or chosen topic
• assessed online discussion participation
• online multiple choice questionnaires.
The assessments will provide students with a focus for study, reading, learning, analysing and assessing IPC practice. Critical thinking and analysis from the core of online discussions, and formative feedback will be provided at various stages of the course.
International Student Requirements:
If your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level, with appropriate writing skills. You will need an IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 overall, or equivalent.