Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Infection Prevention and Control Nursing

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

12 months
6560 EUR/year
6560 EUR/year
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The one-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control Nursing from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is an exciting and highly clinically relevant programme delivered by some of the best infection prevention and control professionals in Ireland.


This Infection Prevention and Control Nursing programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to provide students with expert knowledge and provide assistance and guidance in developing the skills and practical experience that will form a strong foundation for their journey towards expertise in the field of infection prevention and control.

Learning outcomes 

This programme 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.
  • Discuss with the methods of investigating and controlling an outbreak of infection.
  • Discuss with the use of surveillance methods in infection prevention/control.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Advanced Management & Strategy
  • 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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be an active RGN with the Opens in new windowNMBI.
  • Hold a NFQ level 8 qualification such as a BSc or equivalent.
  • Be currently working in the speciality area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6560 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6560 EUR per year during 12 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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