Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine

The Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine is designed to provide both academic and practical training in the disciplines of travel and tropical medicine.

Campus
Townsville
Available externally to international students, with limited attendance on campus required
Start dates
February, July
Duration
6 months full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Course highlights

James Cook University provides several programs unique to Australia:

  • The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, which is one of the leading tropical research facilities in the world
  • teaching staff awarded the Australian Learning Teaching Councils’ National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • cutting-edge teaching laboratories and research facilities.

Course overview

Travel medicine focuses on the prevention and management of the health issues of international travellers.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those entering or working in the field of travel medicine. It is particularly useful for health professionals who provide travel health advice. The program is accredited as an approval qualification by the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine for their fellowship program.

How you will study

This course is delivered externally and via limited attendance and block mode study in Townsville.  This course is available part time and full time.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of specified TM level 5 subjects

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeoromedical Retrieval

TM5581:03 Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified HS, IA and TM level 5 subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

IA5119:03 Empowerment and Change

TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

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

TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

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

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

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

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine

Course code

73511

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant Health discipline, from this or another university; or

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

Submission, as an exceptional case, of other evidence of professional and academic attainments, including employment for a minimum of five years in health related activities.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.  In assessing applications the following will be considered: prior academic performance and prior relevant work experience.

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

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply specialist knowledge in the disciplines of travel and tropical medicine and related areas, with depth in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation complications, differential diagnosis, investigation and management of travel‐related communicable and non‐communicable diseases across diverse contexts

  • Review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, data and evidence to undertake risk assessment and prioritise potential clinical interventions for communicable and non-communicable diseases

  • Promote and optimise the health and welfare of travellers and populations impacted by travel

  • Deliver and facilitate safe and effective collaborative patient‐centred travel‐related health outcomes within relevant accepted national and international practices and guidelines

  • Communicate theoretical knowledge, risk assessment, concepts of therapeutic interventions, treatment options and clinical decisions using a high level of oral and written English language and where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for continuing professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes and their application to travel, tropical and geographical medicine and health.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of specified TM level 5 subjects

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeoromedical Retrieval

TM5581:03 Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified HS, IA and TM level 5 subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

IA5119:03 Empowerment and Change

TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

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

TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

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

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

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

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 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

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF TRAVEL MEDICINE

Approved abbreviation

GCertTravM

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.