Information on some of the currently available courses can be found below.  If you would like to submit information on other courses please contact ipc@rcn.org.uk with relevant information. Please note that educational courses are listed on this page for information purposes only; they are not in any way affiliated with or endorsed by the RCN.

London South Bank University: Health Protection Pathway, MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Protecting public health by reducing the effects of infectious diseases and non-communicable environmental hazards has emerged as a distinct area of public health practice. This multi-disciplinary course is appropriate for those who are seeking to develop their competence in public health, infection control and to extend their knowledge into the exciting area of health protection.

The course is offered at BSc (Hons) Health Studies and PgDip / MSc Health Care levels and usually takes two years part-time. PgDip students can undertake a dissertation to gain an MSc in the third year. Further information can be found in the course overview leaflet or on the London South Bank University website.

Biomed Online, University of Greenwich: Management of Healthcare Associated Infection, online module

This short master’s level course on the management of health care associated infection introduces the student to the interactions between the patient, microbes and relevant factors in the health care environment. It also provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge into practice by utilising the expertise of the infection control team in preventing and controlling health care associated infections. The course is delivered online over the course of 12 weeks. For more information, please go to the University of Greenwich website or contact biomed@gre.ac.uk.

Imperial College London: Department of Medicine, MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

This new programme is designed to give nurses, allied health professionals and health care managers an overview of infection and infectious diseases, the management of infection and general management skills and research skills. As such, graduates of the course can expect to have obtained a full understanding of the key issues surrounding the management of infection in today's health care environment.  Access information on course options available from the Imperial College website.

For further information please see link below or contact susan.farrell@imperial.ac.uk

Oxford Brookes University: Infection Prevention and Control, MSc / PGDip / PGCert

This Master’s course is open to all UK, EU and international health care and health-related professionals, who require a deeper knowledge of all aspects of infection prevention and control, in both clinical and public health work. This is a taught course using a blended learning approach.  Information on the course and 2012 entry is available from the university website.

Oxford Brookes University: Infection, Prevention and Control, short course 

This short course is designed to meet the needs of health care workers from any background where infection control is required. It will enhance your knowledge of the conditions in which infections can develop; strategies for their prevention and management strategies if they do occur. Course content is grounded in research and based on evidence. Successful completion of this course allows you to exit with the short course in Infection, Prevention and Control worth 30 CATS Credits at Level 6.  Further information can be accessed from the course website.

Swansea University: Infection Pevention and Control

Taught by expert practitioners, policy makers from the Welsh Assembly and leading professionals in the field, the Infection Prevention and Control PGCert at Swansea University serves as a sound foundation for all infection prevention and control practitioners and is the only course of its type available in Wales.

Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry

The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) runs a Post Graduate Certificate(PGCert) course in Infection Prevention and Control. The programme aims to advance knowledge, understanding and skills in infection prevention and control and to produce evidence-based practitioners able to work at the forefront of their discipline as practitioners, partners and leaders in IPC.

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee offers several courses on Infection Prevention and Control including an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. Further information can be found on the University of Dundee website

University of Essex

The University of Essex offers a number of courses on infection control:

For further information on all three courses go the University of Essex website.