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Applied Professional Studies-Infection Prevention and Control Postgraduate Diploma Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Applied Professional Studies-Infection Prevention and Control Postgraduate Diploma Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, New Zealand

About This Program

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies - Infection Prevention and Control is for you if you want to advance your research in infection prevention and control.  If you are in a leadership role, you will be able to maintain currency and develop your discipline by ongoing professional development.

You will explore the factors influencing health research and gain practical skills in implementing and monitoring an infection control program during the course of this program.

You will receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Infection Prevention and Control) award once you have completed this program.

You may be able to complete both this postgraduate diploma program and a Masters in Applied Professional Studies within 18 months.  Or , you may put your new skills to work and return at any time to continue to the masters' program.

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Course Delivery

This diploma program is offered at the Mokoia Campus in Rotorua.  It is a one year full-time academic program, including holidays if applicable.

You will be applying theoretical study to examples of work-based situations.  If you have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Infection Prevention and Control), you can finish this program in one semester.

Please note that you will be responsible for your own transportation  to complete the program.


Depending on your education background and work experience, you may find career opportunities as:

  • Specialist nurse practitioner
  • Consultant
  • Health manager
  • Professional researcher

You may be eligible for entry to the Master of Applied Professional Studies program.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you graduate, you will gain skills and have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Supervise and mentor others in their field of study;
  2. Communicate effectively in an inter and intracultural environment;
  3. Work across interdisciplinary boundaries;
  4. Critically evaluate existing research;
  5. Use research to solve problems; and
  6. Work as reflective practitioners.

You will be able to further your knowledge and professional practice and apply an advanced body of knowledge pertaining to infection prevention and control. 

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Course Outline

You will be covering the following courses in this postgraduate diploma program:

  • Critical Reflective Practice
  • Microbiology and Responses to Infection
  • Healthcare Epidemiology
  • Infection Prevention Control in Practice
  • Health Care Infection Risk Management
  • Nga Tikanga Rangahau: Research Protocols OR Applied Clinical Research for Health Professional

Course Info

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Graduate Diploma

Fees :

  • The base tuition fee is NZD19,950.
  • Textbook - $80

Take note of the following:

  • There may be other expenses for online resources and databases, accessed through library services
  • The above figures represent what Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology expects will be your base tuition fee.   Other fees have not been considered such as:
    • Airport transfer
    • Mandatory Health Insurance
    • Student services
  • As costs are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the administration of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
  • When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include accommodation rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, and health.

Intake Dates :

The start date for this Applied Professional Studies-Infection Prevention and Control Postgraduate Diploma is 23 July 2018.

IVC has a 2-3 month preparation period that includes, among others:

  • Review by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the International Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Payment of tuition fee;
  • Visa processing;
  • Seeking accommodation.

It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants.  Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application.  So make sure you apply early!

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology as listed:

  • To be admitted you must meet either of the entry requirements:
    • You must have completed the equivalent of a bachelor's degree or a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a cognate subject, OR
    • Finished the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Infection Prevention and Control)
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests that should have a validity of two years:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.5 overall band score with no individual band under 6.0
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based (TOEFL iBT): 79 overall, writing score of 21
    • PTE Academic: 58 overall minimum

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