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TM5559 - Clinical Tropical Paediatrics

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

Clinical Tropical Paediatrics will be conducted off-shore in a tropical developing country in paediatric hospital settings. Students will undertake the subject as a group, and will be accompanied by a subject coordinator. The subject content will deal with a range of clinical and public health issues pertinent to tropical paediatrics. Structure will include a mix of work in hospital wards and associated rural clinics with tutorials. Local health personnel will be used to provide accurate information on local knowledge, practices, attitudes and challenges. Duration is two weeks. Subject will be offered to health professionals, including doctors, nurses and advanced medical students.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the public health interventions in low resource settings that contribute to reduction of childhood morbidity and mortality;
  • Compare the diagnosis and management of sick children in low resource settings with that in Australia;
  • Review the role social determinants of health have in contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality in low resource settings;
  • Articulate the challenges faced by health professionals working in low resource settings.
Prerequisites: TM5534


Townsville, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Non-standard start/end 14-Nov-2014 to 09-Jan-2015
Face to face teaching 14-Nov-2014 to 28-Nov-2014 (Conducted as a 2 week block at Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Coordinator: Ms Sandra Downing, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Ms Sandra Downing, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 60 hours clinical placement
Assessment: assignments.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.