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GENA714 Travel Medicine 2: Applied Concepts

Specific clinical concerns of travellers with special needs and specific clinical contexts, applying the principles from Travel Medicine 1.

This paper builds on the introductory concepts covered in GENA 713. The importance and prevention of non-intentional injury, safety and security issues during travel are explored. Specific clinical contexts to be covered include fitness to fly/aviation medicine, food- and water-borne disease, preventing food- and water-borne disease, preventing insect-borne disease, sexually transmitted infections, travel dermatology and tuberculosis. Management of the returning traveller or recent migrant is also covered.

Paper title Travel Medicine 2: Applied Concepts
Paper code GENA714
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Prerequisite
GENX 713 or GENA 713
Restriction
GENX 715, GENX 714
Limited to
PGCertTravMed, PGDipTravMed
Notes
Includes residential period/s.
Paper Structure
Core paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine (PGCertTravMed).
Core paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed).

Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
  • Fitness to fly
  • Prevention of food and water-borne disease
  • Prevention of vector-borne disease
  • Sexually transmitted infections and travel
  • Travel-related dermatology
  • Tuberculosis and the traveller
  • The returning traveller
Teaching Arrangements
One compulsory residential conference in Wellington, Thursday 31 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. Other teaching done via Blackboard and online videoconferencing.

Students returning to study are recommended to attend the optional Primary Health Care and General Practice Study Skills Weekend on either: 18 and 19 March 2017 or 8 and 9 July 2017
Textbooks
All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should
  • Understand the role that trauma and accidents play in international traveller mortality and morbidity
  • Have an understanding and core knowledge of aviation physiology and fitness to fly issues
  • Have core knowledge of the travel hazards associated with food and water exposure and their prevention and management, including traveller's diarrhoea, enteric fevers and schistosomiasis
  • Have core knowledge of the travel hazards associated with insect-borne disease, including the epidemiology and prevention of
    • Malaria
    • The arboviruses
    • Dengue
    • Japanese encephalitis
    • Chikungunya
    • Yellow fever
  • Have core knowledge of the travel hazards associated blood and body fluid exposure
  • Have core knowledge of the management of the returning traveller, including post-travel screening and managing the ill returning traveller
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
primarycare.distance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Jenny Visser

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Specific clinical concerns of travellers with special needs and specific clinical contexts, applying the principles from Travel Medicine 1.

This paper builds on the introductory concepts covered in GENA 713. The importance and prevention of non-intentional injury, safety and security issues during travel are explored. Specific clinical contexts to be covered include fitness to fly/aviation medicine, food- and water-borne disease, preventing food- and water-borne disease, preventing insect-borne disease, sexually transmitted infections, travel dermatology and tuberculosis. Management of the returning traveller or recent migrant is also covered.

Paper title Travel Medicine 2: Applied Concepts
Paper code GENA714
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
GENX 713 or GENA 713
Restriction
GENX 715, GENX 714
Limited to
PGCertTravMed, PGDipTravMed
Notes
Includes residential period/s.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should
  • Understand the role that trauma and accidents play in international traveller mortality and morbidity
  • Have an understanding and core knowledge of aviation physiology and fitness to fly issues
  • Have core knowledge of the travel hazards associated with food and water exposure and their prevention and management, including traveller's diarrhoea, enteric fevers and schistosomiasis
  • Have core knowledge of the travel hazards associated with insect-borne disease, including the epidemiology and prevention of
    • Malaria
    • The arboviruses
    • Dengue
    • Japanese encephalitis
    • Chikungunya
    • Yellow fever
  • Have core knowledge of the travel hazards associated blood and body fluid exposure
  • Have core knowledge of the management of the returning traveller, including post-travel screening and managing the ill returning traveller
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
primarycare.distance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Jenny Visser
Paper Structure
Core paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine (PGCertTravMed).
Core paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed).

Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
  • Fitness to fly
  • Prevention of food and water-borne disease
  • Prevention of vector-borne disease
  • Sexually transmitted infections and travel
  • Travel-related dermatology
  • Tuberculosis and the traveller
  • The returning traveller
Teaching Arrangements
One compulsory residential conference in Wellington. Other teaching via Blackboard and Zoom videoconferencing.

Dates for 2018:
Thursday 30 August - Saturday 1 September

Study Skills support is provided through automatic enrolment in the no-charge Study Skills Blackboard GENA700, which contains resources and technology support and is accompanied by monthly Zoom Study Skills videoconferences.
Textbooks
All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard