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Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control
MSc
Master of Science
With infectious diseases on the rise, this is a globally relevant degree as great demand exists for research into disease prevention and control
Infectious Diseases at EUC
The MSc in Infectious Diseases at EUC is completely aligned to the “One Health” approach. One Health is an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex interactions between human health and ecosystem health.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the biological role of infective agents and hosts, the phenomenon of multidrug resistance and the application of acquired knowledge in combination with epidemiological and public health approaches. Aimed at graduates of health sciences, including doctors and nurses, biomedical sciences and pharmacology, the program prepares professionals for a broad range of careers in hospital-based practice, research, industry-related activity or public service. The MSc program is Included in the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) directory of training courses in infection prevention and control.

Program Summary

Languages: English
Duration:18 months
Mode of Study:On Campus
ECTS:90

Our graduates work in:

  • Research Organizations
  • Academic Institutions
  • National and International Organizations
  • Private and Public Healthcare Institutions
  • Governmental Agencies

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  • The program is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the principles, practice and research methods in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and it is fully aligned to the “One Health” approach
  • The program is designed for doctors, nurses and other health professionals such as pharmacists, biologists, biomedical scientists who seek further training in the field of infectious diseases
  • The program will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of infectious disease control and prevention in hospital, social care and community settings
  • The Master degree will prepare graduates for a broad spectrum of careers in research organizations, academic institutions, national and international organizations related to infection prevention and control, infection control units of private and public healthcare institutions and governmental bodies
  • Language of instruction is English
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Degree RequirementsECTS
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Compulsory Courses60
3
Elective Courses16
4
Master Thesis14
5
Total Requirements90

Master – Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control

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Compulsory Courses60 ECTS
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CodeCourse TitleECTS
3
IPC610Infection prevention and control: essentials in healthcare8
4
IPC611
Essentials of microbiology in infection prevention and control
8
5
IPC612Research methods in infectious diseases7
6
IPC613Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases7
7
IPC621Antimicrobial stewardship8
8
IPC622
Multidrug resistant organisms: public health implications and control
7
9
IPC623
Design of a surveillance system, collection and interpretation of surveillance data
8
10
IPC624
Occupational health and safety in healthcare and communication issues in public health emergencies
7
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Elective Courses16 ECTS
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Students should select Two (2) of the following courses.
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CodeCourse TitleECTS
4
IPC630Infection prevention and control: practical approach8
5
IPC631Foodborne diseases and food safety8
6
IPC632Travel-associated and tropical diseases8
7
IPC633Current issues in infection prevention and control8
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Master Thesis14 ECTS
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CodeCourse TitleECTS
3
IPC690Master Thesis14
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