Healthcare Epidemiology

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.7509
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Health Studies, Nursing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Graduate Certificate in Infection Risk Management (Level 7);

Course Aim

Students will gain fundamental knowledge of healthcare epidemiology in order to appreciate the role of surveillance systems, statistical data, and research studies in preventing, tracing and managing healthcare associated infection.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare epidemiology and statistics relevant to the practice of infection control.
  2. Critically analyse the requirements of a surveillance programme and its value in monitoring and preventing healthcare associated infection.
  3. Use epidemiological principles and process to critically analyse healthcare epidemiology research findings; discuss outbreaks of infection; and present data.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017