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GENA719 Tropical Infectious Disease

Overview of the key concepts of tropical infectious disease. Students will gain a good general understanding of tropical infectious diseases, their epidemiology, diagnosis and management.

This paper is designed to provide suitably qualified health professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to manage the health needs of travellers, migrants and locals in and returning from tropical countries. The paper is of interest to any health professional whose practice brings them into contact with these groups. Topics include relevant tropical diseases (arboviruses, malaria, helminthic infections, tuberculosis, HIV) and their epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management, both in developing countries and in New Zealand.

Paper title Tropical Infectious Disease
Paper code GENA719
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
GENX 716
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGCertTravMed, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, PGDipTravMed
Notes
Includes residential period/s.
Eligibility
Suitable to 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 Shaun Counsell
Paper Structure
Core paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed).
Elective Paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (PGCertPHC) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC).

Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
  • Global burden of infectious disease
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Helminthic infections
  • Tropical dermatology
  • Diarrhoeal illnesses and enteric fevers
  • Sexually and parentally transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine preventable disease
  • Fever as a presenting symptom
Teaching Arrangements
One compulsory residential conference in Wellington, Friday 5 May - Sunday 7 May 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 18 and 19 March 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
  • Be able to critically discuss the worldwide distribution and burden of tropical diseases
  • Have an understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of common and important tropical infectious diseases
  • Be able to critically discuss, in written form, the medical literature around these diseases

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Overview of the key concepts of tropical infectious disease. Students will gain a good general understanding of tropical infectious diseases, their epidemiology, diagnosis and management.

This paper is designed to provide suitably qualified health professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to manage the health needs of travellers, migrants and locals in and returning from tropical countries. The paper is of interest to any health professional whose practice brings them into contact with these groups. Topics include relevant tropical diseases (arboviruses, malaria, helminthic infections, tuberculosis, HIV) and their epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management, both in developing countries and in New Zealand.

Paper title Tropical Infectious Disease
Paper code GENA719
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First 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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Restriction
GENX 716
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGCertTravMed, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, PGDipTravMed
Notes
Includes residential period/s.
Eligibility
Suitable to 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 Shaun Counsell
Paper Structure
Core paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed).
Elective Paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (PGCertPHC) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC).

Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
  • Global burden of infectious disease
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Helminthic infections
  • Tropical dermatology
  • Diarrhoeal illnesses and enteric fevers
  • Sexually and parentally transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine preventable disease
  • Fever as a presenting symptom
Teaching Arrangements
Three days of compulsory residential teaching in Wellington: Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 May. Other teaching done via Blackboard and online videoconferencing.

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.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should
  • Be able to critically discuss the worldwide distribution and burden of tropical diseases
  • Have an understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of common and important tropical infectious diseases
  • Be able to critically discuss, in written form, the medical literature around these diseases

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Timetable

First Semester

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