Travel Health: Risks of the South East Asia Region

1h 20m
CPD1h 20m of CPD
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

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