Promoting and developing best practice in the field of infection prevention and control is a pressing issue for professionals and the community as a whole. The issues facing hospital and community staff one day may well be the same as those confronting environmental health officers the next.
This innovative postgraduate course in Infection Prevention and Control has been designed to help you deal safely and effectively with infection risks. You will develop your confidence and expertise in the management and implementation of infection control change.
If you have to deal with infection as part of your job, or if you’d like to widen your knowledge and be in a position to apply for more senior posts in infection control, the MSc Infection Prevention and Control can help you achieve these goals.
*Funding support notice*
Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
Three years relevant experience and/or successful completion of one of the following SCQF level 9 modules Infection Control or HAI Surveillance will allow access to the PgCert level.
Core modules are:
To achieve the award of MSc Infection Control you must complete a research dissertation related to your professional field
Option modules, from which you choose two, may include:
*You must choose one of these modules if you wish to continue to MSc
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in discussion with tutors and your own time spent on individual study and research.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£820|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£2,460|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£4,920|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850||£7,380|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.
From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time for any taught postgraduate course up to full Masters level can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.
Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.
Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.
Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company
You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Inverness College UHI for more information.
Abhayadevi Tissington was promoted to Senior Health Protection Nurse Specialist at NHS Highland as a direct result of completing the MSc Infection Control at UHI. Hear more about her story at http://vimeo.com/20104336?ab
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The MSc has helped me to link theory with clinical practice and to improve my confidence and knowledge as an Infection Prevention Control Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, I am planning to publish my research with support from the university and I am interested in getting more involved in research projects in the future.
Susan Taylor studies part time on our MSc Infection Prevention and Control programme while working as an Infection Prevention Control Nurse Practitioner with NHS Borders.
Completing the MSc Infection Control at UHI has definitely been of great benefit to my career. It has enabled me to be promoted within my department. The fact that the course is delivered wholly online makes it fantastically flexible and accessible to everyone and I would definitely recommend the course to others working in infection control and health protection
Abhayadevi Tissington, Senior Health Protection Nurse Specialist at NHS Highland
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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