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TM5542 - Clinical Travel Medicine

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

Students undertake clinical practice in travel medicine in their various capacities as a health professional and in a range of possible practical situations. This time is structured by coursework which allows students to gain "hands on" practical application of knowledge under clinical and academic mentorship. It provides an opportunity to review core knowledge in travel medicine in the clinical context, in addition to the development of skills and knowledge in the area of vaccination for travel, malaria prophylaxis, health promotion, health education and management of the returned traveller. Students also gain experience in the use of computerised databases and other reference systems in their practice. It also allows students to appreciate the organisation and management needed for delivery of travel medicine and to reflect on the economics, ethics and politics driving clinical travel medicine.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop skills and knowledge in clinical travel medicine, in areas such as vaccination for travel, malaria prophylaxis, health promotion, health education and management of the returned traveller;
  • to gain an appreciation of the organisation and management of travel clinics;
  • to gain experience in using computerised databases and/or other reference sources in travel medicine practice;
  • to reflect on the economics, ethics and politics driving clinical travel medicine;
  • to review core knowledge in travel medicine in the clinical context.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original.
Prerequisites: TM5512

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Professor Peter Leggat
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Professor Peter Leggat.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours lectures - External subjecs are equivalent to 60 hours of lectures
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (80%); take home exam (20%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Professor Peter Leggat
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Professor Peter Leggat.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours lectures - External subjects are equivalent to 60 hours of lectures
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (80%); take home exam (20%).

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.