University of Otago Public Health Summer School

We invite you to take a look at the new 25th anniversary programme for the 2021 Public Health Summer School, hosted by our Wellington campus. 2021 Public Health Summer School

When: 1–19 February 2021 Course length: 1-2 days

Where: University of Otago, Wellington There are 24 courses on offer including 12 new topics on a range of important areas from COVID-19 Reset to 2021 Water Reforms and more. Plus many of our ever-popular courses are back including Hauora Māori, Pacific health, epidemiology and health research methods.

To see a summary of all courses available, please view the: Summer School flyer (PDF format)

To register or to view more information on each course, please visit: Public Health Summer School

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Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology Masters in Professional Studies - Infection Prevention ad Control

Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua

Offers the following options for infection prevention & control education

1. Master of Applied Professional Studies - Infection Prevention & Control.

This programme of learning can be achieved at Certificate, Diploma and Masters levels. It is a distance learning programme open to domestic and international students who work in the field of infection prevention and control. This programme is fully approved by the NZQA.

Please contact : School of Health Studies at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Click HERE for webpage

Webber Teleclass Education in Infection Control

Webber Training Inc. provides telephone-based seminars on infection prevention and control topics accessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals on 7 continents.

The South Pacific Teleclass series is facilitated by Jane Barnett, CNS IP&C ForteHealth, Christchurch. Many of the Webber Teleclasses are free or incur a small charge.

IPCNC members who have access to the members' pages of the website are able to access Teleclasses free of charge.

Click here for information on how to access a teleclass session

Click here for the current schedule of lectures which includes the South Pacific ones.

Click here for more information on teleclass education - Webber Website


The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course provides a valuable pathway for further learning and is an important resource for those wishing to pursue a career as an Infection Control Professional.

With 11 carefully paced modules Foundations allows participants to apply knowledge to their own practice and is a key component to achieving the ACIPC Primary Credential (CICP-P). The program has been designed to accommodate busy work schedules, with a series of self-directed learning units supported by a structured online curriculum. Topics include environmental hygiene, outbreak management, employee health, surveillance, epidemiology and microbiology.

Go to the ACIPC website for more information

Ministry of Health Infection Prevention and Control E-learning tool

This interactive education tool was developed through the Ministry of Health and is aimed at the community sector and primary care.

Course details

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Level 7 Course - Infection Control Management for Registered Nurses

Course details


Post Grad Cert or MSC in Infection Prevention & Control - Scotland

Available to international students through distance learning.

Course details

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare e-learning education

The ACSQHC website now includes infection control education modules for novice, rural infection control staff and link nurses.

There is a series of educational modules for the health care worker who is undertaking infection control activities to enhance their knowledge and provide them with resources to assist them in safe practice, quality healthcare delivery and risk management strategies.

These modules are free to use and open to international registrants although asn an international particpant you do not get assessed.

Infection Control e-learning link

Partnering to Heal - teaming up against healthcare associated infections

'Partnering to Heal' is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates.

It is found on the US Governement's Department of Health and Human Services website. Click HERE for link to site.

How the training works The training focuses on prevention of surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In addition, it includes information on basic protocols for universal precautions and isolation precautions to protect patients, visitors, and practitioners from the most common disease transmissions. The training promotes these key behaviors: •Teamwork; •Communication; •Hand washing; •Vaccination against the flu; •Appropriate use of antibiotics; and •Proper insertion, maintenance, and removal of devices, such as catheters and ventilators. Users assume the identity of characters in a computer-based video-simulation and make decisions as each of those characters. Based upon their decisions, the storyline branches to different pathways and patient outcomes. The training may be used by groups in facilitated training sessions and by individuals as a self-paced learning tool. While each of the five character segments can be done in about an hour, it may be desirable to schedule more time in order to allow for extended discussion.


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