University of West London

Course Introduction

This course is part of the advanced practice framework and is aimed at practitioners seeking to become infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCP). It covers the range of expert knowledge and skills that are required to underpin the specialist practice of an IPCP and will enable students to translate and apply these core principles across different acute and secondary healthcare settings.

Course Modules

Modules include: healthcare associated infections (scientific principles); infection prevention and control in clinical practice; driving improvement in infection prevention and control; role development; becoming an advanced practitioner; research methods; dissertation module.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time Day

Qualifications required:

  • Undergraduate degree in a subject related to healthcare and currently working in healthcare within the field of infection prevention and control. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above (including at least 6.5 in the written paper).