Tropical diseases course now open for registration

September 01, 2021

Image with caption: Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and microbiology in the UNMC College of Medicine, and David Brett-Major, MD, professor of epidemiology in the UNMC College of Public Health

Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and microbiology in the UNMC College of Medicine, and David Brett-Major, MD, professor of epidemiology in the UNMC College of Public Health

The Nebraska Tropical Medicine Course, hosted by UNMC Center for Continuing Education, is now open for registration.

The course includes a variety of presentations intended for tropical medicine and global health professionals who work with patients who are persistently at-risk or those with episodic risk of contracting tropical diseases. It is geared toward physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who care for patients in or from the tropics or who might experience a health risk traditionally associated with the tropics.

The course will enable participants to:

  • Identify pervasive, episodic, and emerging threats to patients and communities.
  • Develop strategies for case management based upon patients' and health care professionals' context in tropical medicine and emerging infectious diseases.
  • Integrate tropical medicine approaches to the delivery of care and how a team functions to make informed decisions while respecting the patient and community values.

The series features modules designed by David Brett-Major, MD, professor of epidemiology in the UNMC College of Public Health and Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and microbiology in the UNMC College of Medicine. It is comprised of asynchronous and interactive sessions designed to familiarize and provide refresher opportunities. This series also explores emerging infectious diseases in the tropics.

See more information on the course.

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