Master’s Degree in Infectious Diseases; Prevention and Control

Program Objectives

  • Provide advanced knowledge of healthcare to professionals concerning emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
  • Prepare well-qualified health professionals to deal with infectious diseases.
  • Contribute to the reduction of nosocomial infection and antibiotic resistance.
  • Contribute to the rapid and appropriate detection and management of outbreaks (prevention and control).
  • Strengthening surveillance and stewardship of infectious diseases in healthcare and community sectors.
  • Foster research in the field of infectious diseases prevention and control.
  • Synthesize strategies and policies for the prevention and control of infectious diseases

The Outcomes from this Program

  • Effective / Efficient diagnosis and treatment including follow-up, leading to fewer complications
  • Reduce hospital stays, lower nosocomial infection, and lower antibiotic resistance.
  • Reduce morbidity, lower mortality, and the improvement of health indicators
  • lower disease burden and enable the saving of resources
  • Early detection of diseases and outbreaks containment, better prevention and control.
  • IHR (International Health Regulation) implementation, leading to better coordination regionally and globally.
  • Improve the research side; to create and prepare a quality pool of research in the domain and to prepare the students for future studies and research

Criteria of Admission
To apply for the program of study applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing, biology, medicine, pharmacology, public health, occupational therapy or physiotherapy from an accredited university with an average grade greater than or equal to 75% (>2.5 GPA)
  • Have experience in health care

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