Q Fever - Early Diagnosis and Vaccination
The Q fever: early diagnosis and vaccination online learning course was developed by the Communicable Diseases Branch, Health Protection New South Wales (NSW) in collaboration with experts in clinical infectious diseases, vaccinology, veterinary microbiology, public health and rural general practice.
The target audience for this course are regional, rural and remote general practitioners.
On completion of the module participants will:
- be aware of the potential impact of Q fever on individuals and family
- understand the current exposure risks for Q fever in Australia
- be aware of the clinical presentation of acute Q fever
- understand laboratory testing required for accurate acute Q fever diagnosis
- be able to provide timely treatment for acute Q fever infections
- understand pre-vaccination testing (including skin testing) requirements and interpretation: and
- be able to appropriately vaccinate against Q fever
Assessment/Professional Development Program Points
This course will take approximately two hours to complete and has been accredited with Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for two core continuing professional development points.
The course is available for free to all ACRRM members and subscribers. Non-members may also enroll in the course for a enrollment fee of $95.
NSW GPs can access the course at no cost courtesy of Health Protection NSW. To do so, click enrol, and then select create account. Once you get through to the items in shopping cart enter the campaign code received as part of the recent NSW Health Q Fever prevention campaign. NSW GPs can find out more through their local Public Health Unit by phoning 1300 066 055.