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PG Dip Infection Control

Short online course designed for continuing professional development or progression onto a full Masters degree


University of Essex Online

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Study method
Online with live classes
Duration
16 Months, Part-time
Qualification
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Overview

Our PG Dip Infection Control is an advanced qualification designed to equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of infectious disease control and prevention in hospital, social care and community settings.

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The course examines key areas including microbiology, immunology, public health and communicable disease control. As well as learning about the nature of communicable disease and how to develop strategies for surveillance, control and prevention you will gain an understanding of the essential principles of research design.

Delivered entirely online, the PG Dip Infection Control gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally.

Requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

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