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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,746.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- GENX 713 or GENA 713
- GENX 715, GENX 714
- Limited to
- PGCertTravMed, PGDipTravMed
- 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
- The arboviruses
- Japanese encephalitis
- 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
- 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.
- More information link
- View further information on Postgraduate Study in Primary Health Care
- 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.
- 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.