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TM5512 - Travel Medicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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.


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 26-Sep-2014 to 28-Sep-2014 (Mini-block in Townsville)
Coordinator: 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%); assignments (25%); (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.