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Nordic Education in Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases and Health Care-Associated Infections

This completely new Nordic educational program at the University of Gothenburg is under development. Note that the information on this website is continuously updated.

Please note that this site focuses on the externally financed educational program, where the applicant's employer pays for the course.

The educational program can also be undertaken as a regular university education, which requires that you hold a Bachelor's degree (this is not required for the externally financed places).

Why is this educational program so important?

The spread of microorganisms and the rapid development of antibiotic resistance are major threats to human health and advances in medicine. In healthcare systems, healthcare-associated infections cause suffering to patients and incur substantial costs. Controlling transmission of microbes and prevention of infections are important tasks for many professional groups.

Who can participate in this educational program?

Professionals from Nordic countries can attend this externally financed educational program (Uppdragsutbildning). The requirements are: a vocational education and at least two years of professional experience, for example, as a nurse or doctor. The applicant's employer pays for the place on the course.

Note that specific prerequisites apply to each course, if you study individual courses.

Applications for the first course must be submitted by February 15th, 2019. The same deadline applies to applications for the entire program, (or courses 1-3).

If you hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, each completed course gives 15 ECTS and the complete educational program leads to a 1-year Master’s degree (60 ECTS). If you do not have a previous degree, you will be awarded a diploma/certificate after completing a course or the full education.

The educational program can also be undertaken as a regular university education, which requires a previous Bachelor's degree. Applications can be made from March 15th to April 15th via this website.

How is the educational program organized?

The program consists of the following four courses, which may also be taken as separate courses:

Course 1:
Transmission of microbes and antibiotic resistance
, Autumn 2019

Course 2:
Infection epidemiology and vaccinology
, Spring 2020

Course 3:
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases and Health Care-Associated Infections
, Autumn 2020

Course 4:
Master’s degree project
, Spring 2021

The educational program is conducted on a half-time basis and each course comprises one semester.

The teaching languages will be: Swedish/Danish/Norwegian and/or English.

We will be in Gothenburg for one short week per month (Monday lunch-time to Friday lunch-time). We will then work intensively with group activities, lectures, and practical exercises. In the time between these sessions, you will work at home (approximately 12 hours per week) on the following tasks: reading the course literature and scientific articles; solving problems; and participating in video lectures.

Accommodation (hotel including breakfast) close to the campus is available at a cost of 700 SEK/night.



Evelyn Vilkman
Institutionen för biomedicin
Box 440
S-405 30  GÖTEBORG

Tel: +46-31-786 4350

Page Manager: Evelyn Vilkman|Last update: 1/7/2019

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-01-29