Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301530 v.2 Master of Infection Control


Course CRICOS Code: 042186D
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course provides a professional award for graduates in medical science, nursing or related areas interested in infection control. It develops an understanding of the latest techniques involved in the detection, spread and control of infectious diseases. An extensive review of literature and a supervised research project is also undertaken.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An approved undergraduate degree in medical science, nursing or equivalent and two years work experience.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The program is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units may be available externally.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Hospital Infection Control; Graduate Diploma in Infection Control in Health Care.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

301468 v.2   Nosocomial Microorganisms 631 3.0 25.0
301523 v.2   Control of Infection 631 3.0 25.0
301524 v.2   Epidemiology of Infections 631 3.0 25.0
301525 v.2   Infection Control Nursing 631 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2


Year 2 Semester 1

13194 v.2   MT 633 - Dissertation 3.0 25.0
13195 v.2   MT 633 - Project 6.0 75.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
11507 v.2   MT 581 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
11508 v.3   MT 582 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
301461 v.2   Specialised Infection Control 632 3.0 25.0
301463 v.2   Risk Management in Infection Control 632 3.0 25.0
301469 v.2   Molecular Techniques 632 3.0 25.0
301470 v.2   Laboratory Control of Hospital Infection 632 3.0 25.0
301472 v.2   Antimicrobials and Resistance 632 3.0 25.0
301526 v.2   Infection Control Nursing 632 3.0 25.0


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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