PG Cert Infection Control University of Essex Online
Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals throughout the world. This 100% online and part-time PG Cert Infection Control will equip healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area.
Our online PG Cert Infection Control will provide you with an introduction to the world of infection control. You will learn useful management strategies for patient care, and how to prevent the further spread of infectious diseases. In addition, you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective infection control measures.
This PG Cert is available as a standalone qualification, but you can also use it to progress onto either the PG Dip or MSc Infection Control.
We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.
We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:
- assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for the end of year assessments
- showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the virtual learning environment (VLE)
- rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
- ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team
All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to travel to external test centres or to sit exams! Instead, you will submit assignments through the VLE, such as written reports, discussion forum participation or reflective journal entries.
We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
Why Essex Online?
Study online. Graduate on campus.
You will complete your studies and assessments 100% online and your qualification will be awarded by the University of Essex, an award-winning university with a 50-year heritage of teaching and research excellence and one of the top 25 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022). Upon completing your course, you will graduate with the same certificate as campus-based students – your mode of study is only mentioned on your academic transcript.
Quality assured experience
The UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework rated us Gold for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students (TEF 2018). We are also the highest-rated online-only provider in the National Student Survey (NSS 2020).
We stand behind the academic quality of our online courses and that’s why we offer a money-back guarantee. If you decide your course isn’t for you within 21 days, we’ll give you a full refund.*
*Terms and Conditions apply. To find out more please contact our Admissions team.
World-class academic and mentoring support
Our online tutors are leading authorities and specialists in their respective fields. They are passionate about what they teach and combine their knowledge of industry practice with high-quality academic delivery, offering you an unparalleled learning experience.
We also have a dedicated team of Student Advisers and Study Skills Advisers that will support you from your first day to graduation. They will be on hand to help and guide you as you progress through your studies. Whatever the question or issue, they will work with you to find a solution.
Achieving this PG Cert will demonstrate you have valuable specialist knowledge and that you’re committed to professional development. You could unlock senior positions in infection control, environmental health and many other healthcare professions. On successful completion of this course, you will also be able to progress onto our PG Dip or MSc Infection Control programmes.
You can study the following modules on the PG Cert Infection Control:
- Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology*
- Communicable Disease Control*
- Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement*
*These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
We offer students a range of tuition fee discounts, scholarships, and payment options for our online courses.*
- Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
- Full payment discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
- A range of scholarships is available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.
- Postgraduate student loans are available in England for the full Master's degrees only.
*Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied, and two scholarships cannot be applied in combination. For more information on our discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility please contact our Admissions team.