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Healthcare Infection Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #104 (QS) ,
The MSc in Healthcare Infection Management is a postgraduate qualification that is offered by the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, to meet the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to modern healthcare infection control.

About

  • The course provides specialist teaching in conjunction with St. James’s Hospital, Tallaght Hospital, the Health Service Executive, and invited international experts.
  • The MSc in Healthcare Infection Management is primarily offered to medical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, antimicrobial pharmacists, biomedical scientists, infection control specialists, nurses and public health workers and can be taken as either a 1-year full-time degree, or as a 2-year part-time degree.
  • The MSc in Healthcare Infection Management aims to provide graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple disciplines that must align to deliver effective control of human pathogens in the hospital and community settings. The course will provide foundation and advanced knowledge on the monitoring, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases and is delivered as lectures, demonstrations, seminars, practicals and workshops.

Programme Structure

The course is delivered as lectures, demonstrations, seminars, practicals and workshops. All students are required to attend the core curriculum of lectures during the two years with examinations at the end of each year. A dissertation project is carried out in the second year, and it is evaluated by internal and external assessors.

The core syllabus consists of the following modules:

  • Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Therapy & Resistance
  • Epidemiology & Infection Control
  • Multidisciplinary Management of Infection
  • Dissertation

Teaching will take place in blocks of up to two weeks throughout each of two semesters. It is envisaged that there will be four teaching blocks per annum. Research projects may take place in Trinity College or in the student´s place of work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applications will normally be received from those who hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A medical degree
  • An honors degree in Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Microbiology
  • An honors degree in another relevant science subject

Work Experience

Applications may also be received from individuals with a minimum of three years of relevant healthcare experience and suitable qualifications. Applicants meeting these requirements may be required to attend for interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17965 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17965 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8575 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time

Eu/EEA : 5,610 Euro

Non-Eu/EEA:11,775 Euro

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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