:: Background and Rational
:: Objectives
:: Learning Experience
:: Duration
:: Course Content
:: Instructors
:: Attendance & Certificate
:: Participant criteria
:: Expected Results
:: Course fee & Payment
:: Course venue
:: Course Director
:: Course Coordinator
:: Available Accommodation
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Background and Rational:
  Tropical diseases cause important health problems in children, especially in developing, endemic countries. Moreover, in response to globalization and global warming which are enlarging tropical endemic area, it is important that physicians taking care of pediatric patients, including travelers or migrants, be familiar with the diagnosis and management of common tropical diseases.

Department of Tropical Pediatrics, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University has more than 30 years academic, research and clinical experience and reputation in tropical pediatrics. Utilizing all available resource, this training course will provide a good opportunity to learn tropical pediatrics in a tropical country.
 
Objectives:
  To provide knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and management of common diseases in children, with particular reference to endemic diseases in Southeast Asian countries including dengue infection, malaria, and leptospirosis.
Learning Experience:
  This course consists of lectures and discussion. Case studies and ward rounds in a hospital in a tropical-disease endemic area will be arranged, so that participants will gain real experience in tropical diseases. The course will be conducted entirely in English.
Duration:
  4-8 November 2013 (5 days)
Course Contents:
  Approach to acute febrile illness
  Malaria
  Dengue
  Leptospirosis
  Subacute febrile illness
  TB
  Meliodosis
  HIV
  CNS infection
  Bacteria
  Virus-JE
  Diarrhea & nutritional management Ward round and Field site visit Common problems in childhood travelers
  Pre-and post travel counseling
  Vaccination
Instructors:
  Experts in pediatric infectious diseases, particularly malaria, dengue, TB, and HIV/AIDS
Attendance & Certificate:
  Participants are expected to attend all sessions during the course. Travel arrangements should, therefore, be made accordingly in both directions. Participants will be evaluated continuously throughout the course for knowledge acquisition, skills and competence. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to successful participants achieving the required standard and attendance record.
Participant criteria:
  Medical doctor, Pediatric nurse
Expected Results:
  The participants will improve their management of common tropical pediatric problems
Course fee:
  USD 1,000 (One thousand US dollars)
 
Payment:
  The course fee should be paid in US Dollar excluding the Bank’s service charge, by Bank
transfer to:
Account Name: International Relations Unit
Account Number: 254-203069-4
Bank Account: The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited Hospital for Tropical Diseases Branch
Swift Code: SICOTHBK
Course venue:
  Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Address: 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Website: http://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th
Course Director:
  Asst. Prof. Watcharee Chokejindachai
Department of Tropical Pediatrics
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
Tel: 66 (0) 23549161
Fax: 66 (0) 23549163
E-mail: headtmpd@mahidol.ac.th
Course Coordinator:
  Assoc. Prof. Emsri Pongponratn, DVM, PhD
Deputy Dean for International Affairs
Tel : 66 (0) 23069118
Fax: 66 (0) 23549141
E-mail: tmirunit@diamond.mahidol.ac.th
Available Accommodation:
  TropMed. International House
(single occupancy, air-conditioned, deluxe class
(1000Baht / room / day): does not include meals.
 
For further information and registration:
  Office of International Cooperation
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road , Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400. Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2 3069118
Fax: 66 (0) 2 3549141
E-mail : tmirunit@diamond.mahidol.ac.th
   
  Last update: July 12, 2013
   
 
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