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Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control from Waiariki Institute of Technology
Entry is open to degree graduates. However, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.
What can I learn during this qualification?
History of infectious diseases and development of infection prevention and control. Standards NZ re infection prevention and control. management of infection prevention and control issues. implications of the Treaty of Waitangi on infection prevention and control practices. microbiology. strategies to prevent and minimise the spread of infectious organisms. antimicrobial therapy and resistance. epidemiology. surveillance methods and programmes. statistical techniques. food hygiene. waste management. disinfection and sterilisation. infection prevention and control teams.
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aim of this qualification is to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge to implement an infection prevention and control programme within a health, disability or aged care setting. After successful completion of this qualification, students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to: 1.demonstrate an understanding of the principles of developing and implementing culturally appropriate infection prevention and control practices and procedures, including the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for health care providers; 2.understand the chain of infection and its physiological basis; 3.demonstrate an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and epidemiological research; 4.identify best practice strategies for managing and containing infectious diseases in health, disability and aged care facilities; and 5.analyse the requirements within hospital / long term care environments with relation to disinfection and sterilization.
Scholarships for this qualification
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- Te Rau Matatini - Project Leader
- Up to $5,000
Hoe Tahi Addiction and Methamphetamine Scholarships
- Te Rau Matatini
- Refer to Funder
Waiariki Institute of Technology training provider details
Main Campus Office
Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)