Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are recognised as a major burden for patients, society and healthcare management. More than four million people acquire a healthcare-associated infection each year in the European Union (EU), of which approximately 37,000 die as the direct consequence of the infection.
In tandem with these ongoing issues, we have a growing risk of the global spread of infectious diseases and an ever-increasing resistance to antibiotics.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control Nursing is a fully accredited online six-month part-time programme aimed at infection control professionals who wish to gain theoretical expertise, delivered by industry leading professionals.
This programme is guided by the core competencies of the HSE Antimicrobial Resistance Infection Control (AMRIC) Competency Framework for Infection Prevention and Control Practitioners in Ireland, (2022). This programme provides a foundation for the clinical expertise needed by infection prevention and control professionals to guide our practice, educate, monitor standards, challenge, lead and progress preventative strategies.
Course code: C1068a1