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CPD1h 20m of CPD
Total Rating(s)20
First Published
Updated10 June 2018
Expires 10 June 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides an epidemiological overview of common diseases in the South East Asia region, covering how they are contracted, signs and symptoms, key syndromes to be aware of, and preventative measures to take in order to lower the risk of contracting these diseases. Additionally, other common travel risks such as accidents and animal bites are discussed.

Topics include:

  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Travellers' diarrhoea
  • Parasitic diseases
  • Mosquitoes and mosquito protection
  • Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya
  • Malaria and much, much more ...

Target audience

Health professionals who are counselling patients about pre-travel health strategies, including registered nurses in areas such as paediatrics and general practice, as well as midwives and Nurse Practitioners.


Further understanding of the immediate and common risks for people travelling to South East Asia.
Be able to recognise key signs and syndromes in returning travellers that may require urgent referral.


Australians travel overseas for a variety of reasons; increasingly nurses are part of the preparation of these travellers.

Knowing what subjects to discuss for preventative health strategies is important, particularly in special populations.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your knowledge of immediate travel-related disease risks to inform and prepare travellers for the trip to South East Asia locations
  • Identify key signs and symptoms of travel-related syndromes in order to be able to initiate early interventions and prevent adverse outcomes for the patient

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Portrait of Lani Ramsey
Lani Ramsey

Lani Ramsey is a Travel Health Consultant Nurse Practitioner. She has a Certificate of Travel Health, a Certificate of Immunisation/Nurse Immuniser, a Diploma of Travel Medicine and also has a Masters of Advanced Clinical Practice. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 20m of CPD
Total Rating(s)20
First Published
Updated10 June 2018
Expires 10 June 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Preventative Health
General Practice
Infectious Diseases
Child and Family Health
Public Health
Cultural Considerations
Infection Prevention
Travel Health
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

20 Total Rating(s)
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Dianne Peake
07 Feb 2019

Well presented with an easy to follow set up

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Annemarie Nelson
12 Dec 2018

broad knowledge of travel medicine

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Kirsten Boon
29 Oct 2018

Fantastic education

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Candace Pederson
04 Sep 2018

Great information. Well presented.

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Alison Wright
01 Aug 2018

Very well presented. Content was clear and easily understood.

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Sara Castelijn
01 Aug 2018

Great! Very thorough and well presented.

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Elizabeth Anne Blucher
27 Jul 2018

Very interesting and not a subject we always think about - even in regard to our own travels. Also, I feel many prospective travellers chose not to mention u coming trips, because of the costs associated with precautions.

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Tanya Volzke
15 Jul 2018

Easy to understand.

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Andrea Notting
12 Jul 2018

Very good and good resources

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Cecil Maverick Quimio
28 Jun 2018

Very informative