TM5512 - Travel Medicine
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Travel medicine seeks to prevent illnesses and injuries occurring to travellers going
abroad, develop contingency plans whilst they are abroad, and manage problems arising
in travellers coming back or coming from abroad. The main focus is to prevent illnesses
and injuries during travel by using different approaches, mainly through the provision
of health advice, vaccination, chemoprophylaxis and other preventive measures. You
will learn about the different risks for travellers in different regions of the world.
You will also apply your knowledge in addressing special groups of travellers.
- provide pre- and post-travel health advise and health education to the traveller;
- appraise the main risks of the most common diseases for travellers in specific regions/countries;
- formulate a vaccination schedule as well as preventive measures tailored to the needs
of the individual traveller or group;
- critically analyse available literature on approaches to prevention of common travel
- discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of the most common travel-related
health problems/illnesses in traveller seeking clinical care.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
|Face to face teaching
02-Oct-2019 to 06-Oct-2019
||Assoc. Professor Lars Henning, Professor Peter Leggat
||Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Assoc. Professor Lars Henning, Professor Peter Leggat.
||other exams (60%); assignments (40%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest