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Phone: 0800 924 274

Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control from Waiariki Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

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.

Common Questions

Subject area:
Public Health not elsewhere classified
Qualification:
Graduate Certificate Level 7
Credits gained on completion of this course:
60

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

Waitemata DHB Health Scholarship

Provider:
Waitemata District Health Board - Attn: Workforce Development Consultant
Website:
http://www.waitematadhb.govt.nz/
Value:
$5,000 Amount may vary depends on the course of study.

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Hoe Tahi Addiction and Methamphetamine Workforce Development Scholarships

Provider:
Te Rau Matatini
Website:
http://www.matatini.co.nz/
Value:
$5,000

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Waiariki Institute of Technology training provider details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 924 274    Phone: (07) 346 8999    Fax: (07) 346 8768    Email: enquiry@waiariki.ac.nz    Web: http://www.waiariki.ac.nz

Other locations

ROTORUA

Mokoia Drive
ROTORUA

Taupo

Cnr HeuHeu & Kaimanawa Streets
Taupo

Tokoroa

29 Bridge Street
Tokoroa

Whakatane

33 Cutler Crescent
Whakatane

Welcome Bay

629 Welcome Bay Road
Welcome Bay
Tauranga

Tauranga

531 Welcome Bay Rd
Welcome Bay
Tauranga

Poike

70 Windermere Dr
Poike
Tauranga

Auckland

246 Queen Street
CBD
Auckland

Blenheim

Waiariki Institute of Technology (Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology)
85 Budge Street
Blenheim

Te Puke Rd 5

9 Taranaki Lane
Te Puke Rd 5
Papamoa

Tokoroa

71 Ashworth Street
Tokoroa

Bethlehem

1 Westmorland Rise
Bethlehem
Tauranga

Tauranga

157 Fraser Street
Tauranga

Taumarunui

153 Hakiaha Street
Taumarunui

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Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)