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TM5512 - Travel Medicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

This subject consists of a series of modules including travel statistics, vaccination, malaria prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment, travelling with pre-existing illnesses/conditions, general and extreme travel hazards, advice to travellers on preparation, diet, general precautions, recognition of travellers illnesses, health intelligence and research into travel health issues, use of travel medicine data bases.

Learning Outcomes

  • promote conditions that allow travellers to remain healthy in collaboration with national and international public health authorities and organisations, the travel industry and professional travel and travel health organisations;
  • offer health advice for the major health risks to which travellers are exposed;
  • have an approach to dealing with roblems of returned travellers and travellers coming from abroad;
  • gain an appreciation of the scope of travel medicine, the travel industry and associated activities.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 12-Oct-2012 to 14-Oct-2012 (Mini-block)
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Professor Peter Leggat
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Professor Peter Leggat.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours lectures - Limited mode subjects are equivalent to 60 hours of lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (25%); assignments (25%).

Note: 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 official information.