Why study our exciting new course and what it could mean for you...


As we surpass 2 years since our first introduction to Covid-19, the reality that infectious diseases are something that we may have to live in close proximity to for years to come has become clear. Here at Learna | Diploma MSc, we are always seeking to diversify and innovate our topics of study to our students on offer in conjunction with our university partners.

Now more than ever there is a growing need for medical professionals to engage with and study the topic of infectious disease. Infectious diseases such as Ebola, SARS and the current Covid-19 pandemic provide potent reminders that infectious diseases remain a constant threat to public health globally. Infectious diseases continue to cause significant problems economically and to the UK healthcare system.

As we continue to see infectious diseases cause significant problems economically and to the UK healthcare system, accounting for 7% of all deaths and annual costs of £30bn. For these reasons and many others, there is a noticeable need for educationz and innovation around this topic area. We are proud to be offering our new online course in Infectious Diseases at both at PgDip and MSc level for qualified healthcare professionals looking to advance their career and improve patient care in area of infectious diseases.

What our new infectious diseases course can mean for you and your career:

Our affordable courses are 100% online and our self-directed learning platform means no lectures or no seminars, providing flexibility to fit around your busy schedule. With competition in the healthcare industry being extremely competitive, working your way up the medical career ladder can be challenging. While trying to progress many professionals find that their peers share the same qualifications and experiences. So studying an MSc or PgDip can help you stand out with additional skills, knowledge and help you develop an advantage when trying to progress in your career. Apply for our Infectious Dieases PGDip & MSc.

You can expect to cover a variety of relevant and important topics as you take the next step in your career including:

  • Immunology and biology of host-pathogen interaction
  • Epidemiology, public health, infection control and pandemics
  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungi, parasites and tropical disease
  • Infections in special groups

The online course caters for the educational needs of primary and secondary healthcare audiences. Students studying these part time courses can expect to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand infectious diseases and help students in their career development. By studying a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc you will be taking an important step in your career. Career progression, improving patient care, achieving merit awards, and challenging your problem solving abilities are a few of the key benefits of studying an MSc or Postgraduate Diploma with Learna.

Meet our expert faculty:

Dr Owen Seddon

Here at Learna we take pride in working with world class healthcare professionals to lead our programs and students to success. By working with experienced, knowledgeable and engaged healthcare professionals we ensure the best outcomes and satisfaction for our students.

Dr Seddon completed his undergraduate medical training in Cardiff and after training in both Wales and New Zealand, he underwent postgraduate training in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology in Wales. He runs the OPAT (outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy) service for Cardiff and the Vale and contributes to a busy clinical infection service covering the region. With an inpatient bed base and outpatient clinics for TB, Hepatitis, HIV, Migrant health, OPAT and general ID. He has a strong interest in medical education at all levels and is a member of the BSAC Keep Antimicrobials Working Initiative, whose aim is to ensure all UK medical students are trained in the principles of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, based on the NICE endorsed consensus-based national antimicrobial stewardship competencies.

Why Learna?

As we launch new courses we always consider the needs and wants of students throughout our wide range on programmes. They are 100% online, self-directed, and fully university accredited. Offering the flexibility to continue with your busy life as a working healthcare professional whilst you progress with your career are just a few of the benefits of studying a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc with Learna. Not to mention we are the best value for money provider of such courses and offer an interest free payment plan should you wish to split the cost.

Want to find out more about our online Infectious Diseases course?

Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
MSc in Infecttious Diseases

You can also book a call with our admissions team to discuss any questions you may have.

We have two intakes for our Infectious Diseases courses per year, one in March and one in September. Places are limited on these exciting new courses, so apply early to secure your place.

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