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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Infection Control

University of Essex Online

16 months
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5918 GBP/year
5918 GBP/year
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Do you want to learn strategies for surveillance, prevention and control of diseases? Are you passionate about making a change within your working healthcare environment? Then why not give the online Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Control from University of Essex Online a try.

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Overview

The short 16-month Infection Control course from University of Essex Online will help you examine key areas including; microbiology, immunology, public health and communicable disease control. You’ll understand how infections occur and how different micro-organisms act and spread.

You’ll also learn the essential principles of research design in order to conduct your own evaluation of your working environment.

This course is designed to equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of infectious disease control and prevention

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • the science of identifying and isolating pathogenic organisms to assist in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients
  • the scientific concepts underpinning infection control and prevention
  • the impact of infectious diseases and their control in a variety of settings

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

Your future

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; such as report writing, communication, time management and critical thinking.

As a graduate of our Postgraduate Diploma Infection Control you may already be working within a specialist infection control role. Our course will help you gain a more senior position in Infection Control, Environmental Health and many other healthcare professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Communicable Disease Control 
  • Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement 
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare
  • Health Promotion 
  • Epidemiology

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Dip Infection Control, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Dip Infection Control, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ post-registration experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references

 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7891 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7891 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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