Epidemiology and Surveillance of Healthcare Acquired Infections (CPD) Award

Inverness College UHI


Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Surveillance and investigation of cases or outbreaks of infectious disease within the population is a key function of the prevention and control of infection. Anyone working in this field should have an awareness of the routine data available, its limitations and how it might best be used to influence practice.

Using current examples of outbreaks across the world, the CPD Award Epidemiology and Surveillance of Healthcare Acquired Infections is a master’s level module, introducing the concepts of epidemiology, surveillance, statistics and how to use data to inform infection prevention and control. You will develop practical, statistical and critical analysis skills that you can apply directly to your workplace.

Entry Requirements

2:1 Degree in a relevant healthcare subject and at least 3 years professional experience in a related field OR Evidence of study at SCQF level 10 in a healthcare subject and employment in related field.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

14 weeks


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