The MSc in Healthcare Infection 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 is primarily offered to medical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, antimicrobial pharmacists, biomedical scientists, infection control specialists, nurses 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 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.