It aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to devise appropriate strategies for the prevention and management of infection in a variety of clinical settings. These include specialist evidence-based knowledge, awareness of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), clinical governance principles, and current approaches to infection prevention and control (IPC).
The MSc in Infection Prevention and Control (PGDip/ PGCert) from Oxford Brookes University is delivered by dialogue-based open learning, which means that you can interact and discuss topics of interest with course tutors and fellow students.
This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in a piece of investigative research to demonstrate the development of your skills in scholarship and your ability to focus on a specific research question(s). It provides sufficient scope to display a wide appreciation of the context of your chosen topic within the infection prevention and control field.
Students' research questions are expected to vary considerably; however, you will be required to justify an appropriate methodology. Support will be given to you through the allocation of an academic supervisor for the duration of the dissertation. Your investigation will encompass a systematic collection and analysis of data and reflect awareness of the implications of the research for practice, theory, education, management and future research within the field.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Part-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
You should normally hold a UK honours degree at 2.2. or above, OR equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution, OR an equivalent professional or other qualification.
Other qualifications may be considered when accompanied by relevant professional experience.
You should be employed in current clinical practice in a healthcare setting and should have at least one year's post-qualification clinical experience.
You will need to be proficient in the use of internet-based resources and other interactive technologies eg Moodle, Skype, Google video. You should have reliable and stable access to the Internet and a headset is required.
If your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level, with appropriate writing skills. You will need an IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 overall, or equivalent.
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.
Applications received electronically through UKPASS will be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office. Supporting documentation should be forwarded using the email addresses indicated on the UKPASS application form.
Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
Where part time or open learning fees are quoted there will be approximately a 2% increase on fees each year. For information there are 9 single modules to pay for in a full masters programme
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