The Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed) builds on the PGCertTravMed. It adds to the foundations of travel medicine by exploring tropical infectious diseases in greater depth. Elective papers cover wilderness and expedition medicine and migrant and refugee health. As such, the diploma is an advanced nationally-recognised qualification for health professionals who practise in the field of travel medicine.
Graduates of the programme will have in-depth knowledge of the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of tropical infectious diseases. Depending on elective paper choice they will have skills in advising travellers planning extreme travel to resource poor and/or wilderness environments. The health needs of refugees and migrants and their management within the New Zealand context is covered in another elective paper.
Students come from differing professional backgrounds (including medical, nursing and pharmacy), as a consequence of this interprofessional nature of the course, the graduate will learn skills with respect to their individual disciplines