Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Course code

73807

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 medical, nursing, or other relevant bachelor degree or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3aSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of tropical medicine and hygiene with depth in epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, differential diagnosis, investigation and management of tropical diseases

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to devise appropriate strategies to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases ensuring safe and healthy environments for tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Critically reflect upon and engage in professional tropical medicine and hygiene practice based on ethical decision-making and an evidence based approach, including consideration of recent developments in the field

  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for their own future personal and professional development and contribute to the professional development of others, by engaging in critical reflective practice in relation to knowledge, skills and attitudes and their application to the specialty of tropical medicine and hygiene.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

OPTIONS

Select 9 credit points of specified HS5xxx, IA5xxx and TM5xxx subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

HS5106:03 Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care

IA5119:03 Empowerment and Change

TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases

TM5310:09 Dissertation 2

TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

TM5513:03 Public Health Management

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

TM5527:03 Project

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5534:03 Tropical Paediatrics

TM5536:03 Refugee Health

TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5542:03 Clinical Travel Medicine

TM5549:06 Dissertation 1

TM5552:03 Global Health and Development

TM5554:03 Theory and Practice of Public Health

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

TM5559:03 Clinical Tropical Paediatrics

TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5562:03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5564:03 Acute Care in the Resource Poor Environment

TM5565:03 Clinical Review of Aeromedical Retrieval Activity

TM5566:03 Clinical Care Skills in Aeromedical Retrievals

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03 Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

TM5571:03 Public Health Placement

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

12 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Approved abbreviation

GDipTMH

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable