Infection Prevention and Control

SchoolSchool of Allied Medical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Infection Prevention and Control
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description:

Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals throughout the world. The M.Sc. Infection Prevention and Control has been designed for all health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area.  The knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving them the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. 


Master of Science in Infection Prevention and Control is one of the medical sciences educational programs, during which students become familiar with hospital environment, nosocomial infection classification and infection prevention principles.

Familiarity with isolation requirements, sterilization and disinfection methods to be applied in medical applications. 


The mission of this program is to train individuals who can provide controlling of healthcare associated infections in patients, visitors, and staff. The vision of the program is focused on the enhancement of care standards in the hospitals, clinics and health care centers and improvement of educational and research standards in the field of Infection Prevention and Control in order to improve skills, capability and talents in individuals. 

General Competencies: General Expected Competencies 

  • Communication skills
  • Education
  • Statistical calculations
  • Research and scientific article publication
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Professionalism

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology, Anesthesia Techniques, Operating Room Technology, Nursing. received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                 3 credits

Special Courses:                          23 credits

Thesis:                                          6 credits

Total:                                           32 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Infection Prevention and Control

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Bahram Nikmanesh

Tel.:  (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email  :

Address: Department of Infection Prevention and Control, School of Alied Medical Sciences  , No.17, Fardanesh Alley , Qods Street , Enqelab Street , Tehran , 1417744361 , Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ira


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