The Nebraska Tropical Medicine Course     This module is part of The Nebraska Tropical Medicine Course.


Module Description

Malaria is a leading cause of illness and death in many of the countries it affects. Many US residents who are diagnosed with the disease are return travelers. This module introduces core aspects of malaria risk identification as well as the management of febrile illnesses that result in individuals who may be at risk for the infection.

Module Objectives

Upon completion of this module, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the host and how people become infected with the following mosquito-borne diseases relevant to diagnosis and decreasing patient risk: malaria
  2. Describe key features of case management (clinical syndrome, use of clinical laboratory services, therapy, recovery) of the following mosquito-borne diseases: malaria
  3. Apply knowledge of the epidemiology and case management to identify approaches to decreasing the impact of the following mosquito-borne diseases: malaria
  4. Integrate approaches to medical care delivery and health team functioning in the tropical environment to inform treatment decisions that respect patient and community values


David Brett-Major, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, UNMC

M. Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, DTM&H

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology; Director, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit Clinical Laboratory; Director, Emerging Pathogens Laboratory, UNMC

Method of Participation

Term of Approval

Release Date: Aug. 25, 2021
Expiration Date: Aug. 24, 2022

Continuing Education Credits

JA Provider MarkIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 2.0 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM, ABPATH, or ABP MOC credit.

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

Disclosure Declaration (PDF)


The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles:


The following faculty member has nothing to disclose:


The following planning committee members have nothing to disclose:

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