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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
8 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 3536 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 3536 per total

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About Infection Control at University of Essex Online

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area.

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to multi resistant organisms and contagious illness outbreaks such as Ebola, swine flu and MRSA highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.

The economic and social costs of escalating infection such as winter flu, meningitis and HIV are well documented. Less well known are the human and economic burdens of hospital acquired infection which can result in an extra 14 days in hospital and £1 billion a year extra expenditure for the NHS. Developing and implementing effective infection control measures are dependent upon the knowledge and skills of health professionals in both hospital and community settings.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyDistance, OnlineHow long you will study8 months
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 3536 per totalInternational course feesGBP 3536 per total

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Tuition fee: £3,400 (learn more)

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