Infection Prevention and Control
Online - Part time
- Progression: Part time
- Campus: Online
- Teaching model: Online
- Study level: Further education
- Charge: Kr. 53.000,-
- Credits: 45
- Closing dates: Expired
- Start up: Fall 2020
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 3
What will you learn?
About microbiological and environmental factors that contribute to the occurrence, propagation, transmission and control of infectious diseases
Various infectious diseases, vaccines and monitoring of those
About effective infection prevention and control
Infection protection in order to enhance patient safety.
About preparation, implementation and maintenance of an infection control program
Sustainable use of antimicrobial drugs.
Contribute to critical assessment and further development of own practice
To apply knowledge and skills in new areas to carry out advanced tasks and projects
To work in interdisciplinary teams with respect for the expertise of other professional groups and contribute to a high-quality healthcare service
Communicate on academic issues, analyzes and conclusions in the field, with specialists, other employees and the public
Students can deliver their assignments in English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or German provided a minimum number of participants in each language group
This program is designed for nurses, physicians, sterile supply managers, and other healthcare professionals who have or will have an infection control responsibility. The program is also open to all with an interest in this subject area. The study is offered as a web-based education and therefore provides the flexibility to study in parallel with the job.
After successful study participants will be able to work in the primary and specialist health services, as well as in government agencies, private companies and in the industry.
About the Course
The study program is essentially so-called "asynchronous", which means that parts of the study activities are independent of time and place. There will be a clear structure and organization of content, learning activities and work requirements. The Course in Infection Prevention and Control is offered at a Master level and consist of 45 ECTS.
All subjects will have mandatory work requirements to be done along the way, e.g. reflection tasks. In some of the assignments, the student must relate the subject to his or her own practice or by choosing examples. It is a requirement that students assess the work by fellow students along the way.
Each topic is designed according to the principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning and community support.
Learn through storytelling:
Instead of broadcasting long classroom lectures, ideas and concepts will be presented through videos and high-quality articles. Students can then discuss what they have learned, test new knowledge with quiz assignments (e.g. multiple choice tests) along the way, providing useful answers and the ability to retry if an answer is incorrect. Each course tells a story, step by step, with challenges and useful tips along the way, to test and build understanding.
Students can deliver their assignments in English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or German provided a minimum number of participants in each language group.
Discussion for learning:
Online Forum Discussion
Through Online Forum Discussions, students can discuss with each other topics related to the topic. Students contribute to the discussion by posting messages to an online message board.
Coached Problem Solving
In Coached Problem Solving, students are working to solve a problem by using concepts that have been taught. The instructor facilitates and offers just-in-time coaching in each step of the problem-solving process.
One way to improve your learning is to make the process visible so that the student knows how far it has come. The assignment list gives the student an overview of the course, shows the activities and records what the student has completed.
Community-supported learning can be a very creative process, while building team skills.
Some collaborative learning activities that are being used are:
• Peer evaluation
• Problem-Based Learning
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Microbiology for Healthcare Professsionals
General infection control
Epidemiology and infection control in different clinical specialities
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list.
The requirement for admission is bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in health or biology.
Applicants without a Norwegian ID or a "Feide user" from a Norwegian University or College must log in to our search portal using eIDAS (electronic ID from the European Union) or with a user from either Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin:
Please contact student adviser if you have problems with registration.