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Infection, Prevention and Control MSc

Infection, Prevention and Control MSc

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Full time | Dundee City Campus | 12 months | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Infection Control Nursing Infection Control: Awareness

Course type


Course Summary

Designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and nurses working anywhere in the world, whether you’re relatively new to infection prevention and control or have just moved into a leadership role and would like to boost your qualification.

This is one of many topics covered in our course and you will be able to develop and enhance your skills in this alongside other practice areas such as:

  • applied microbiology
  • decontamination
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • infection prevention and control practice

We have renowned clinical experts contributing to our modules who will also support your learning alongside academic staff. As leaders in their field who are still practicing clinically, you will benefit from being able to engage and interact with them in specific modules.


On completion of this course you will have developed the knowledge and skills to enable you to practice as a specialist within the field of infection prevention and control.

Our graduates work in a variety of clinical settings locally and internationally and continue to influence practice in many ways. Some of our graduates from developing countries have been able to revise current infection prevention and control practices, and implement new ones.


This module aims to develop your knowledge and confidence in finding, appraising and applying evidence to practice. It also aims to support you to develop the knowledge and skills to critically analyse each step of the research process and to debate the potential for research to influence practice. This module is intended to provide you with fundamental understanding of evidence-based practice and research, enabling you to examine how these concepts can be used to advance professional practice; Overview of the concepts of evidence-based practice, research utilization and research; Critical appraisal and synthesis of evidence; Overview of key research traditions and approaches (quantitative and qualitative and evidence reviews); Key stages of the research process; Data generation using a range of methods (observational and experimental studies; pre-existing documents or data sets; interviews; focus groups); Introduction to statistics and statistical analysis; Introduction to qualitative data analysis and thematic coding.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Both UK and international professionals from a range of disciplines will be eligible to undertake the programme, if working in an area related to Infection Prevention and Control, Health Protection or Infectious Diseases, or similar. You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care related area. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry. We recognise that students applying for this course may have acquired significant learning from previous educational and life/work experience. We can offer potential students the opportunity of having such learning assessed for credit. This credit would go towards your application for this course.