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Travel medicine is continually evolving and as new diseases emerge it is important that Travel Health professionals are aware of these developments.
Travel, Tropical and Geographical Medicine is an ever growing specialty. Around 2.4 million kiwis travel each year, and Primary Care Practitioners are usually the first port of call.
As global outbreaks occur regularly, vaccine requirements, travel health disease treatment and appropriate medication requirements for travel constantly change, it is vital for Health Professionals to be updated so they can correctly advise their patients
This course will cover both the fundamentals and ongoing updates regarding YF including - a brief history of the disease, at risk populations, border control regulations, geographical movement of YF, recent outbreaks and developments in both treatments and vaccination procedures. This course is A REQUIREMENT for those looking to gain Yellow Fever certification at their practice and those who require ongoing professional education. This course is approved by Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and is eligible for credit towards Yellow Fever certification and professional education.
Topics covered include acute medical care, practical bush craft, survival techniques in remote regions, pre-hospital practical emergency skills, environment specific health risks. This course is certified by the NZ Royal College of General Practitioners and is eligible for 10.5+ points towards professional education.
If you have a trip booked to a destination where there is threat of the Zika virus and are not sure what you should do, we can provide you with all the latest details to help you make an informed decision. Book in for a Zika consultation at our Worldwise Auckland clinic.
Each year, James Cook University in Townsville, Australia recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of endeavour through an 'Outstanding Alumni Award' programme. A big congrats to Dr Marc Shaw, who has Just this morning, received his award for his outstanding contribution to Travel Medicine!!