Infection Prevention and Control MS
Major: Infection Prevention and Control
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.0502
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-1022
About the Program
The Master of Science in Infection Prevention and Control trains students to work as professionals in the field of infection prevention in healthcare and public health settings. Coursework addresses infectious disease processes, epidemiological concepts, surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms and healthcare associated infections, prevention and control of infectious agents, principles related to maintaining a safe environment of care, and patient and healthcare professional safety. The program includes a capstone experience in which students apply concepts and knowledge they’ve learned through coursework to address infection prevention challenge.
The degree is offered entirely online to provide qualified students and working professionals with an opportunity to acquire these credentials regardless of restrictions in time and physical location. The program is geared to prepare students for frontline and leadership positions in infection prevention and control.
- Describe infectious pathogens that are associated with disease syndromes of clinical and public health importance
- Explain public health reporting requirements for community and healthcare associated infections
- Identify infection prevention and control strategies in healthcare and community settings
- Formulate prevention practices related to maintaining a safe and clean healthcare environment
- Describe the effects of safety climate, organizational culture, or clinical knowledge on patient or healthcare worker safety
For more information about this program, please contact:
DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website, including admissions criteria and how to apply.
|BST 571||Introduction to Biostatistics||3.0|
|EOH 564||Safety in Healthcare||3.0|
|EOH 580||Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene||3.0|
|EOH 650||Microbes in Public Health Practice I: Overview of Bacterial Pathogens||3.0|
|EOH 651||Microbes in Public Health Practice II: Overview of Viral and Other Pathogens||3.0|
|EOH 653||Environment of Care||3.0|
|EOH 655||Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment||3.0|
|EOH 656||Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections||3.0|
|EPI 569||Disease Outbreak Investigations||3.0|
|EPI 570||Introduction to Epidemiology||3.0|
|PBHL 501||Introduction to Public Health *||0.0|
|EOH 698||Infection Prevention and Control Capstone I||1.5|
|EOH 699||Infection Prevention and Control Capstone II||1.5|
Foundational Public Health Learning Objectives: PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.
Students choose from any BST, CHP, EOH, EPI, HMP, HSAD, IPS, PBHL, or RSCH course from the 500-999 level.
Sample Plan of Study
|First Year (Part-Time)|
|EOH 564||3.0||EOH 580||3.0||EOH 655||3.0||BST 571||3.0|
|EOH 650||3.0||EOH 651||3.0||EPI 569||3.0||EPI 570||3.0|
|Second Year (Part-Time)|
|EOH 653||3.0||EOH 698||1.5||EOH 699||1.5|
|Total Credits 45|
PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.