Food and Waterborne Diseases for Health Professionals
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Food and Waterborne Diseases for Health Professionals

Learn how to advise travellers on the relevant diseases transmitted by food and water
4.5 (9 ratings)
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30 students enrolled
Created by Euan Naismith
Last updated 4/2016
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This course includes
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 13 articles
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Give the best advice on diseases from Hep A to Cholera
Requirements
  • Nothing
Description

In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know about the various travel related diseases transmitted by food and water. You will learn about specific diseases, and how they are transmitted, treated and prevented, as well as learning methods for quickly teaching others the important points in a concise manner. 

You’ll be introduced to a unique framework called the 5Ts of tropical disease, which will be use to walk you through diseases such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, and Traveller’s Diarrhoea. You’ll learn a host of interesting facts about each disease which you can take back to your consultations, and there are load of resources to help you remember all the important points.

This course is particularly suitable for travel health professionals who will be delivering health advice to travellers who are heading to parts of the world with increased health risks. Some of the content is particularly aimed at professionals from the UK, though the vast majority will be beneficial for health professionals or students from any part of the world, who wish to gain a better knowledge of the diseases related to food and water hygiene.

The course is a combination of video presentations, written lectures and maps, and multiple choice exams to test your knowledge. There are a number of PDF resources to download. It should take less than two hours to complete.

Who this course is for:
  • The course is designed for health professionals who advise travellers on health risks before travel
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 50:47
+ Introduction
2 lectures 06:08

In this lecture you will learn the basics of food and water hygiene issues in general, with particular emphasis on the increased problems in lower income countries. You will also learn about the most significant diseases affecting travellers to these countries.

Preview 02:06

In this lecture you will be taken step by step through the 5Ts framework which we will be using to guide us through all of the diseases in this course. You will see how the framework can be used as a guide for learning about or teaching any disease but it also has a special use as a quick way to remember the information, and summarise it when time is short.

Introduction to the 5Ts of Tropical Disease
04:02
+ Hepatitis A
3 lectures 10:08

Lets get started with the 5Ts of Hepatitis A.  Learn the significance of the incubation period in relation to the vaccine as well as the surprisingly high rates of asymptomatic Hep A in children.

Preview 08:52
Hepatits A world distribution map
00:00
Hep A - Test yourself
7 questions
Hepatitis A summary and sound bite
01:16
+ Typhoid
3 lectures 08:53

Learn all about the 5Ts of typhoid including the significance of the incubation period in relation to the vaccine as well as the low rates of protection from vaccination. 

The 5Ts of Typhoid
07:34
Typhoid world distribution map
00:00
Typhoid - Test yourself
6 questions
Typhoid summary and sound bite
01:19
+ Poliomyelitis
4 lectures 08:56

Learn about the 5Ts of polio within the larger picture of the global attempts to eradicate the disease. See also the PDF showing the current certificate regulations and recommendations. 

The 5Ts of Polio
06:27

Current international regulations and recommendations in light of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Polio Current Regulations and Recommendations
01:21
Polio world distribution map
00:00
Polio- Test yourself
5 questions
Polio summary and soundbite
01:08
+ Cholera
3 lectures 01:42

This is a self guided section where you will research cholera yourself using the 5Ts framework. But try not to cheat! Don't look at lecture 15 before you have attempted to find the information yourself!

Exercise: The 5Ts of Cholera
00:29
Cholera world distribution map
00:00
Cholera - Test yourself
5 questions
Cholera - summary and soundbites
01:12
+ Traveller's Diarrhoea
3 lectures 13:25

We've kept the biggest subject until last! In this lecture you will get an in depth understanding of how travellers' diarrhoea can be transmitted, treated (or not as the case may be!) and prevented.

The 5Ts of Traveller's Diarrhoea
11:54
Traveller's Diarrhoea world distribution map
00:00
Traveller's Diarrhoea- Test yourself
9 questions
Traveller's Diarrhoea summary and soundbites
01:31
+ Prevention of F&W borne diseases
1 lecture 01:33
F&W borne diseases prevention lecture and PDF
01:33