Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Dr Timothy Moore
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Currently enrolled and future students:
- General information: http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/tropicalmedicine/
- Email: TL-DTMH@unimelb.edu.au
The Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) will provide doctors, and nurses experienced in tropical health, requisite knowledge, high-standard skills, confidence and the motivation to meet the contemporary health challenges of tropical settings.
The DTM&H, housed at the University of Melbourne, is delivered by means of the complementary strengths of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University (Thailand), the Burnet Institute and the Nossal Institute for Global Health (University of Melbourne).
The curriculum includes a foundational online subject, and four weeks on campus in Melbourne covering the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of tropical disease, addressing underlying determinants of health, travel medicine and global health approaches. Special attention is given to health in resource-constrained settings. In addition, students will spend four weeks in Thailand gaining vital hands-on laboratory, clinical and field experience. The capstone subject will ensure students consolidate their new knowledge and skills in a real workplace setting relevant to tropical disease.
By the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The course is divided into four components, each building on one another consecutively, comprising a total of six subjects. All subjects are compulsory to the course and of AQF Level 8 standard. The components and their chronological order are:
1. Foundations of Tropical Health (online)
2. Tropical Health Studies (Melbourne)
3. Tropical Health Practice (Thailand)
4. Tropical Health Capstone (workplace relevant to tropical health in Australia or overseas)
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Study Period Commencement:
International students may be required to complete and produce endorsed proof of:
These requirements are consistent with the University of Melbourne’s principles of:
Advanced standing of 25 points will be granted to students who have previously completed the Specialist Certificate in Travel Medicine within three years prior to commencement of the DTM&H.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The course contains a four-week compulsory overseas component (1 x 25 credit point subject). Students must be able to attend this component and cover the additional costs relating to travel and accommodation.
Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team : http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
The Melbourne Experience, reinforced in this instance through the three-way collaboration with the Burnet Institute and Mahidol University (Faculty of Topical Medicine) enables our graduates to become:
|Professional Accreditation:|| |
The Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene will allow students to develop skills in:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/tropicalmedicine/|
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