Graduate Certificate of Infection Control
If you're a medical, nursing or other relevant health-related graduate and looking for a course of study that equips you to make a significant contribution to the health of patients, staff and the public within healthcare facilities, this JCU Graduate Certificate of Infection Control could be right for you. It provides health professionals with the knowledge and skills to implement effective infection prevention and control procedures within hospitals and other healthcare settings.
This JCU Graduate Certificate gives you the knowledge and skills required to extend your career into Infection Control in areas such as:
- Public and private hospitals in metropolitan, regional and rural settings
- Aged care settings
- Mental health, drug and alcohol settings
- Infection control policy development.
Your career could see you providing education programs to a broad range of stakeholders that enable healthcare and other organisations to maximise the effectiveness of their infection control procedures.
You can continue to work while you undertake your 1 year part-time JCU Graduate Certificate of Infection Control. Throughout your studies you'll have all the support you need from JCU's committed academic staff members who will be available to answer your questions and guide you on your path to success.
When you complete this course, you'll be eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Master of Nursing and you may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.
This JCU course will equip you to:
- Apply and adapt specialised knowledge, skills and technical competencies pertaining to infection prevention and control across a variety of health contexts, including rural, remote and Indigenous settings in developed and developing countries
- Critically analyse and synthesise a range of data and evidence to provide solutions to complex problems related to infection prevention and control
- Appraise the significance of healthcare-associated infections and their causative pathogens, and exercise high-level and independent judgement in the design, implementation and evaluation of strategies for their management across tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
- Communicate theoretical knowledge, skills and treatment modalities to a variety of audiences and cultural groups.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Graduate Certificate of Infection Control
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in medical, nursing or other relevant health professional qualification.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
It is recommended that applicants have completed a minimum of one year of graduate experience (or part-time equivalent) in a health-related field.
Special admission requirements
For limited delivery option, computer and internet access is required.
January 1 or June 1 of each year. Students can commence in February or July.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Infection Control will be able to:
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HS5555:03 Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings
NS5331:03 Effective Clinical Governance
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
Select 3 credit points of any NS, HS and TM level 5 or level 6 subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Offered through limited delivery only
Expected time to complete
1 year part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF INFECTION CONTROL
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Master of Nursing and may be granted credit for subjects completed under this course.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.