Infection Prevention and Control

University of the Highlands and Islands


UHI Inverness, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Promoting and developing best practice in the field of infection prevention and control is a pressing issue for professionals and the community as a whole. The issues facing hospital and community staff one day may well be the same as those confronting environmental health officers the next.

This innovative postgraduate course in Infection Prevention and Control has been designed to help you deal safely and effectively with infection risks. You will develop your confidence and expertise in the management and implementation of infection control change.

If you have to deal with infection as part of your job, or if you’d like to widen your knowledge and be in a position to apply for more senior posts in infection control, the MSc Infection Prevention and Control can help you achieve these goals.

You can exit Stage 1 with PgCert Infection Prevention and Control

You can exit Stage 2 with PgDip Infection Prevention and Control.

Entry Requirements

2:1 honours degree in a health subject. Applicants with an ordinary degree or below, but with a minimum of three years' relevant experience and/or successful completion of one of the following SCQF level 9 modules will also be considered, in some cases with a bridging module: Infection Control; or HAI Surveillance.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

4 - 6 years


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals