UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course is a new, distance learning modular programme, designed to provide systematic training in the increasingly important area of the control and prevention of healthcare associated infections.

Course Modules

Core modules: foundation course; healthcare associated infection prevention, control and organisational aspects; antimicrobial resistance and stewardship; decontamination aspects (including sterilisation, disinfection, cleaning and engineering). Options: health economics; legal and regulatory aspects; laboratory introduction to basic bacteriology; basic epidemiology; surveillance and epidemiology (systems, data analysis and statistics).

Course Additional Entry

Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2nd class UK Honours degree in biomedical or life sciences or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition, applicants must have an active professional involvement in the control of hospital infections. It is a prerequisite of the programme that all students have regular access to a personal computer and the Internet and have acquired basic skills in their use.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 5 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate)
2 - 5 years
Mixed Mode
MSc (Postgraduate)
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,840  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
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