Infection Prevention & Control
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University College Cork

Infection Prevention & Control

Course Outline
This innovative new MSc Infection Prevention & Control (Online) course is offered by the School of Public Health in collaboration with other schools across University College Cork, including the Cork University Business School, and the School of Microbiology.

This wholly online programme will provide you with expert core infection prevention and control knowledge and skills enabling you to lead and manage an infection prevention and control service. We place emphasis on the use of evidence-based practice so that our students will know how to manage infection prevention and control services, putting patient safety principles into effect in both research and professional contexts. Our international and multidisciplinary perspective utilises the World Health Organization, European Centre for Disease Control, and Infection Prevention Society competencies in infection prevention and control to inform delivery and content.

Programme Details
The MSc Infection Prevention & Control is a progression route from the Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control and comprises 90 credits, delivered online over two years, as follows:
Year 1 - Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control: 30 credits taken over nine months;
Year 2 - MSc Infection Prevention & Control: 60 credits (30 credits taught and 30 credits dissertation) taken over twelve months.

Subjects taught

We designed this course on a module basis to meet your needs as a working professional. In addition to the 30 credits completed as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention & Control, you will take the following modules to the value of 60 credits:
• EH6148 Infection Prevention and Control in Practice (10 credits)
• EH6157 Qualitative Research in Public Health (5 Credits)
• EH6153 Quantitative Research & Epidemiology (10 credits)
• EH6088 Systematic Reviews (5 credits)
• EH6149 Dissertation in Infection Prevention and Control (30 credits)

Entry requirements

Requirements
• Applicants must have successfully completed the UCC Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade 1 to apply to the programme.
• Applicants who have completed the UCC Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control with less than a Second Class Honours Grade 1 are eligible to apply with a prior minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in one of the following subject areas: biological sciences, nursing, medical and health sciences, public health and social sciences.
• Applicants who have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in an NFQ, Level 9 within the last five years and which the programme team deem comparable to the UCC Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control or the UCC Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control, are also eligible to apply. Such applicants must demonstrate that the learning outcomes of their comparable award including specific modules, are aligned with the UCC Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control.
• Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be recommended for entry to the programme following a review of their individual qualifications and experience under the University Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements. Please visit our PG English Language Requirements page for more information.

Application dates

Closing Date
Rolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Duration

12 months, part-time, online.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 9 September 2024

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
• Completion of this course will equip you with the knowledge to lead the coordination and management of infection, prevention and control services;
• Our graduates can also apply for jobs in regulatory agencies and industry;
• Upon completion of this MSc programme, you can consider further research in this area at PhD level.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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