Infection Control, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
8 months
4143 GBP/full
4056 GBP/full
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This Infection Control PG Cert programme from University of Essex Online is an ideal programme to help you improve your career prospects if you intrigued by the world of infection control or you an infection control healthcare professional looking to make your way up the career ladder.

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The Infection Control PG Cert programme from University of Essex Online will help you gain an understanding of the world of microbiology. You’ll also learn useful management strategies for patient care, and learn how to prevent further spread of an infectious disease.

This course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area.

You’ll also gain the invaluable knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective infection control measures.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • the science of identifying and isolating pathogenic organisms to assist in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients
  • the scientific concepts underpinning infection control and prevention
  • the impact of infectious diseases and their control in a variety of settings

Career opportunities:

You may already be working within a specialist infection control role. Studying this course will help you gain a more senior position – either in infection control, environmental health or other healthcare professions. Plus, you’ll develop key skills such as report writing, communication, time management and critical thinking.

Gaining a postgraduate qualification with the University of Essex Online also puts you in good stead for your career prospects. Results from our 2021 student survey showed:

  • 92% of students said their course helped develop their research skills
  • 89% of students say their studies fit with their future plans
  • Almost 60% said their studies had a positive effect on their career
  • 25% of students saw their salaries increase by up to 10%

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Communicable Disease Control 
  • Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting in advance of your chosen intake.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Infection Control, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Infection Control, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ post-registration experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4143 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4143 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    4056 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4056 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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