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Activity description

108823 - Malaria Update - The Pre-Travel Consultation

GPS Nursing Pty Ltd

This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to pre-screen and advise patients in regards to Malaria prevention before traveling to endemic areas. The course covers: Prevalence of malaria, the malaria life cycle, non-drug advice to protect against malaria and detailed information on anti-malaria chemo-prophylaxis available in Australia.

Relevance to General Practice

With an increasing number of patients traveling to Malaria-endemic areas, it is important for providers to stay up to date as to the latest best practice advice to adequately prevent this disease.
The complexities of chemo-prophylaxis alternatives, treatment-resistant strains and the variety of drug side effect and contraindications, make Malaria advice a complex undertaking for any General Practitioner, which is why it is important to update knowledge in this area and stay up to date with the latest evidence.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the prevalence of Malaria worldwide and how it affects Australian travelers
  2. Outline the Malaria cycle, including signs & symptoms
  3. Describe the process to select the most suitable chemoprophylaxis to suit a patient’s individual needs

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
  • A comprehensive, clearly documented biopsychosocial history is taken from the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Duty of care is maintained

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Travel medicine

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Magali De Castro
T: 0432527973