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Specialist Certificate in Travel Medicine (SC-TRAVMED)

Specialist CertificateYear: 2018 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleSpecialist Certificate in Travel Medicine
Year & campus2018 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level Non-AQF
Credit points25 credit points
Duration6 months part time

Please note that the course is currently under review. For more information please contact the School of Melbourne Custom Progarms.

Health practitioners caring for new arrivals from endemic areas of tropical disease, or for travellers, require deep working knowledge of infectious and other disease to which exposure is common in the tropics. Furthermore, travel itself presents specific hazards and considerations for health.

This Specialist Certificate course encompasses a range of presentations and interactive activities which will cover:

  • the epidemiology of tropical disease,
  • prevention, diagnosis and management of tropical disease,
    • vector-borne diseases
    • food and water borne disease, parasitic disease
    • dysentery and protozoal disease
    • (for example, malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, filiariasis, schistosomiasis, tetanus, tuberculosis, acute respiratory disease and sexually transmitted infections/HIV)
  • parasitology, entomology and helminthology,
  • pre-travel consultation and post-travel triage, determination of fitness to travel,
  • vaccination, prophylactic medication and other strategies of disease prevention (travellers’ information and databases),
  • accidents and emergency repatriation, and
  • high altitude sickness, pregnancy (and other pre-existing health conditions) and travel.

This course will be taught on campus in block mode (10 days during a 2-week period).