Many travel destinations expose people to unfamiliar environments. These risks are easily managed provided people have up to date pre-departure health information and correct immunisations. This seminar aims to update health professionals on what their patients require when they travel. Topics covered include Travel Advice for Children Under 12, Food and Water Borne Diseases, Mosquito Borne Diseases and Special Needs of the Diabetic Traveller.
Relevance to General Practice
Doctors are usually the front line people who can advise travellers on measures which can be taken to avoid infectious diseases that they may be exposed to while overseas. Many diseases which are a risk to travellers can be prevented by immunisation and this seminar will give GPs and health professional relevant and updated information on what people travelling will require to stay healthy during their time abroad. It is in the interest of individuals and the greater community to stay healthy and immunised whilst overseas to avoid infection.
- Update their knowledge on new developments regarding travel medicine.
- Refresh and revise their clinical assessment and management strategies in travel medicine.
- Help identify areas of clinical practice that may be improved by the addition of systematic strategies to ensure better prevention, diagnosis and management.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
- Travel medicine
- General practice teaching