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Activity description

101914 - Travel Medicine Update 2017

HealthEd Pty Ltd

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.

Learning outcomes

  1. Update their knowledge on new developments regarding travel medicine.
  2. Refresh and revise their clinical assessment and management strategies in travel medicine.
  3. 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
  • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Appropriate procedures are undertaken after receiving informed consent

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Patient–doctor boundaries are identified and maintained

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Infection control and relevant clinical practice standards are maintained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
  • Adult health
  • Children and young people health
  • Travel medicine
  • General practice teaching

Session summary


Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 7:00pm - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time


Melbourne Museum, Carlton






All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Ramesh Manocha
T: 1300 797 794