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TM5512 - Travel Medicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Travel medicine seeks to prevent illnesses and injuries occurring to travellers going abroad, develop contingency plans whilst they are abroad, and manage problems arising in travellers coming back or coming from abroad. It is concerned with the epidemiology of travel related conditions and sources of information for travel health advice, risk assessment, vaccination, chemoprophylaxis and standby treatment for travel-related diseases, travel health advice, travel insurance, travellers medical kits and diagnosis and management of travel-related diseases.

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 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching 09-Oct-2015 to 11-Oct-2015 (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%); 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.