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Healthcare Infection Management

The MSc in Healthcare Infection Management is a postgraduate qualification that is offered by the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, to meet the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to modern healthcare infection control. The course provides specialist teaching in conjunction with St. James's Hospital, Tallaght Hospital, the Health Service Executive, and invited international experts.

The MSc in Healthcare Infection Management is primarily offered to medical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, antimicrobial pharmacists, biomedical scientists, infection control specialists and public health workers and can be taken as either a 1-year full-time degree, or as a 2-year part-time degree.

The MSc in Healthcare Infection Management aims to provide graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple disciplines that must align to deliver effective control of human pathogens in the hospital and community settings. The course will provide foundation and advanced knowledge on the monitoring, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases and is delivered as lectures, demonstrations, seminars, practicals and workshops.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirement:
Applications will be accepted from those who hold any of the following qualifications:

- A medical degree

- An honors degree in Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Microbiology

- An honours degree in another relevant science subject

Applications may also be received from individuals with a minimum of three years of relevant healthcare experience and suitable qualifications. Applicants meeting these requirements may be required to attend for interview.


1 year full-time (DPTMD-HIMA-1F09),
2 years part-time (DPTMD-HIMA-1P09)

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator Dr. Julie Renwick
Telephone Number +353-1-896 4551
Course Email

Subjects taught

In terms of structure, the course is delivered in the form of 4 taught modules, which comprise a total of 60 ECTS, on the following themes:
Module 1: Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (15 ECTS)
Module 2: Antimicrobial Therapy and Resistance (15 ECTS)
Module 3: Epidemiology and Infection Control (15 ECTS)
Module 4: Multidisciplinary Management of Infection (15 ECTS)

There is also a Research Dissertation module (30 ECTS) that will enable students to acquire new laboratory skills and perform research on a topic that is relevant to contemporary healthcare.

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2018

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