|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)|
This course aims to prepare for the management of childhood disease in resource poor settings. It is based on what one of its organisers wished he had known when he became responsible for a refugee camp in Vietnam after only one year of residency without any paediatrics. It is, therefore, a clinical exercise in the recognition and management of sick children suffering from malnutrition, various infections and some surgical conditions. More broadly, it will consider the determinants of such suffering but it is essentially clinical. It begins with basic concepts and pursues them through examples of disease more commonly seen in 'the tropics'. It is designed for practitioners intending to work in rural Australia as well as developing countries. It is complete in itself but prepares the way for TM5534 Clinical Tropical Paediatrics which is a two week visit to Bangladesh in November. It draws heavily on personal experience in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh and other developing countries. This subject has a strong clinical focus and as such is recommended for clinicians only. It is a pre-requisite for TM5559: Clinical tropical paediatrics.
|Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014|
|Face to face teaching 01-May-2014 to 09-May-2014 (Face-to-face dates include weekend)|
|Coordinator:||Ms Sandra Downing, <Person not found>|
|Lecturers:||Ms Sandra Downing, Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin, <Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); presentations (20%).|
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