Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Infection Prevention and Control Nursing

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

6 months
3360 EUR/year
3360 EUR/year
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We offer a master degree in Infection Prevention and Control Nursing at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are recognised as a major burden for patients, society and healthcare management. 


More than four million people acquire a healthcare-associated infection each year in the European Union (EU), of which approximately 37,000 die as the direct consequence of the infection.

In tandem with these ongoing issues, we have a growing risk of the global spread of infectious diseases and an ever-increasing resistance to antibiotics.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control Nursing is a fully accredited six-month part-time programme aimed at infection control professionals who wish to gain theoretical expertise, delivered by industry leading professionals.

Learning outcomes 

This Infection Prevention and Control Nursing programme from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:

  • Evaluate infection prevention/control guidelines
  • Discuss the principles of microbiology in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Devise and update infection prevention/control guidelines based on National and International standards.
  • Evaluate administration and management systems for infection prevention/control, including strategic planning for the infection prevention and control service.
  • Evaluate the use of information technology in the development and updating of infection prevention/control guidelines and procedures.
  • Discuss the principles preventing the spread of infection within the hospital and community.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Microbiological Basis for Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting
  • Principles of Infection Control
  • Managerial Issues in Infection Control

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be active on the Opens in new windowNMBI register.
  • Hold a level 8 degree* or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3360 EUR per year during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3360 EUR per year during 6 months.

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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