Core Course including Online Foundational Subject and two-week intensive

The Intermed program has been developed around 5 streams

  1. Aspects of medical mission.

  2. Health care service delivery, especially for primary health care.

  3. Issues in public health.

  4. Issues in clinical care, especially infectious diseases and nutrition.

  5. Electives.

The online Foundations subject covers the biblical basis of development, community development and a number of foundational topics such as global overviews of health, illness and culture, patterns of illness, demography, principles of primary health care, Indigenous health, travel health, introduction to epidemiology and non-communicable diseases.

The two week intensive covers public health and clinical care (although some foundational material best delivered face to face is also included) is conducted through lectures, seminars, practical classes and group work. The program usually runs from 8.45 am each morning and ends at 5:00pm on weekdays, with breaks for morning and afternoon tea and lunch. There is one midweek evening session during the first week but no weekend sessions during the two week course.

A number of practical sessions are included in the two week intensive:

For all participants:

  • Developing a basic health program

  • Basic plaster techniques

  • Applied contraception

  • Behaviour change communication (health promotion) workshop

For nurses and other health professionals:

  • Simple consulting skills

  • Examination of the child

Course Objectives

The Learning Outcomes for the Graduate Diploma in International Health and Development are:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of the key issues (including those relating to marginalised groups such as women and children), contributing factors, principles and practices involved in community health and development in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts

  • Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the roles of and challenges facing NGOs in health and development activities in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts

  • Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the personal and lifestyle issues associated with intercultural life and work

  • Explain the relationship between community development, public health and clinical care in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts.

Skills

  • Formulate a theology and philosophy of community health and development approaches in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts.

  • Reflect critically upon significant personal and professional experiences and challenges related to the delivery of health and development programs in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts.

  • Communicate and solve problems in an appropriate fashion when working cross-culturally in a team in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts.

  • Assess, manage and control health problems related to infectious diseases, nutrition and chronic non-communicable diseases in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts

  • Assess critically the various program approaches used by NGOs in responding to specific health and development issues in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts

Application of knowledge and skills

  • Provide culturally sensitive health care and/or education to individuals and groups in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts.

  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate best practice community health and development programs in less resourced and more disadvantaged contexts.

Who may attend?

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma must meet the program eligibility requirements: successful completion of a three-year Bachelorís degree in the field of health and/or health sciences. Those who consider they have equivalent knowledge and experience will be considered for enrolment by the Course Coordinator and Head of School on a case by case basis.

For those intending to do the course for audit, the Summer School is open to any health care professional. Applications for audit are also considered from final year health professional students who are going overseas in the same year as the course. Those without health qualifications may be accepted provided they can demonstrate a significant involvement in health work. The course is intensive and moves quickly, assuming an adequate bio-medical vocabulary and health care knowledge.

Accreditation

Details of the credit requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available on the Tabor website.

All participants doing the course for audit are provided with a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the Course.

Various professional bodies have also recognized the course for approved continuing education. For example, General Practitioners can claim RACGP Continuing Medical Education points (self-assessed) for this course.


Optional 3rd week

The optional 3rd week follows immediately after the completion of the two week summer intensive. This week provides an opportunity to gain additional practical skills in the areas of obstetrics, dentistry, community development, musculoskeletal health and simple clinical skills. Only basic skills can be taught in the time available and this week is NOT a substitute for complete professional development in these areas. This week is managed by Intermed and a separate Fee and Application form are required. Please also note that Intermed requires a minimum of 8 confirmed participants by the 15th November in the year before the optional 3rd week is scheduled in order to run this optional 3rd week.

To minimize the time participants are away from home and family, this week usually commences on the Saturday immediately following the end of the core course, and finishes on the Thursday of the next week, with Sunday kept free. There are no evening sessions during this week.

The content of the 3rd week is regularly reviewed to meet the participantís needs and expectations matched with the availability of resource persons. This means that some of the topics noted here may not be covered in a particular Summer School, and additional components may be included.

The specific objectives for the components listed below are:

For obstetrics

  • describe the indications and steps for manual removal of the placenta

  • know how to manage postpartum haemorrhage correctly

  • describe the steps in the resuscitation of the newborn.

For dentistry

  • be able to deliver the necessary education for a community on preventive care through personal oral hygiene

  • describe correctly the steps in undertaking a simple extraction

  • recognize the indications for referral for basic emergency dentistry and restorative dentistry.

For community development

  • understand the process of peace-building through the stages of denial, revenge, forgiveness and reconciliation, at both the individual level and the community level

  • describe the importance of peace-building for community health and development.

For musculo-skeletal medicine

  • recognise the important anatomical landmarks for musculoskeletal medicine

  • recognise and manage of a range of simple musculoskeletal conditions

For additional clinical skills

  • update on a number of life support skills (including iv cannulation)

  • undertake ear toilet and management of chronic otitis media

  • remove a foreign body from the eye

  • demonstrate and teach relaxation skills.

For doctors and laboratory scientists:

  • Making and interpreting blood films including malaria diagnosis

  • Faecal parasites

  • Gram staining, ZN staining and urine microscopy

For nurses and other health professionals:

  • Basic suturing

  • Incision and drainage of an abscess

  • Simple split skin graft

  • Examination of the adult

Course Staff and Lecturers

The course was designed by Emeritus Professor Anthony Radford, who has extensive experience in primary health care and training of mission workers in many countries. Dr Douglas Shaw, who has qualifications and experience in international public health and development, is the Course Coordinator with Tabor, while Anthony is on the Tabor External Advisory Committee.

The lecturers for the program are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Almost all have had overseas experience, many with international health consultancies with groups such as WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, Aus AID, World Vision and TEAR Australia. Many also hold senior appointments at one or more of the three universities in Adelaide.

The lecturers, their current positions, qualifications and topic(s) taught during the Summer School are listed below (with their permission).

LECTURER

POSITION(S)

ADDRESS

LECTURES

BENSON,  Dr JILL
AM MBBS, DCH, FACPsychMed

Director, Health in Human Diversity Unit, Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide

Also Senior Medical Officer, Migrant Health Service, Adelaide.  Kakarra Wilurrara Health Alliance.  WHO Vanuatu.

Refugee health
Indigenous health

BEN-TOVIM, Prof. DAVID
MBBS, PhD, MRCP, FRANZCP 

Clinical Epidemiology and Process Redesign

Flinders University
Bedford Park, SA 5042  

Recognition and management common mental health problems

BOON, KATE
RN RM

 

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Clinical Skills V: Life support skills

BRADLEY, Dr HELEN
RN RM PhD

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Division Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

Primary Health Care

CALDER, MARGARET
BA, DipT, MURP (Master of Urban & Regional Planning)

Consultant in Global Education

 

Views of development

CROMPTON, Assoc Prof JOHN
MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Assoc Prof., Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital

277 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA 5006   

Recognition and management of common eye conditions

ELDER, SHELLEY
RN RM

Midwife

 Women and Childrens Hospital, 72 King William Rd, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Support for practical obstetrics at the Women and Children's Hospital

FORSYTH, Prof KEVIN
MBChB, MD, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA

Associate Dean and Professor Paediatrics and Child Health, Consultant Paediatrician, President International Pediatric Academic Leaders Association

Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA, 5042

Acute and chronic respiratory illness in children
Principles in examination of the child

FUNG, Dr LESLIE
BDS, MDS (Prosthodontics)

Lecturer, Dental School

Dental School, Faculty of Health Science, University of Adelaide  SA 5005

Common dental problems - where there is no dentist. Practical dentistry for the non-dentist

GRESHAM, BRETT
BCivEng, MlntDev
Senior Manager, Scope Glocal   Water and sanitation

GRILLS, Dr Nathan
MBBS, MSc, DPH, DPHIL, FAFPHM

Public Health Physician and Post-Doc Fellow, Director, Community Global Health Network.

Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne

Community based responses to people with disability  NGO and FBO Seminar
MDG and chronic disease seminar

GRILLS, Dr CLAIRE
MBBS FACD

Dermatologist

Royal Childrenís Hospital, Melbourne

Leprosy

HOUSTON, LESLEY
BTh, B Ad Voc Ed, Med, M.Min.St, D Min candidate

TESOL & ESL Coordinator, Academic Support Officer

Tabor College,
PO Box 1777,
Unley, SA 5061

Adult education: principles and practices

KINNEAR, Dr STEVE
MBBS, DipObsRACOG, FANZCA

Specialist Anaesthetist  in Private Practice and Visiting Anaesthetist, Flinders Medical Centre

Stace Anaesthetics, 273 Wakefield St, Adelaide, SA  5000 

Simple anaesthetic techniques

KIRUBAKARAN, Dr CHELLAM MBBS DCH MD (Paed) FRACP Consultant Paediatrician

Mildura Base Hospital, PO Box 6251, Mildura West, VIC 3500 

Acute and chronic respiratory illness in children.  Principles in examination of the child

KIRUBAKARAN, Dr SNEHA
BMBS, BComp, BAppSc(Hons),GradDip(ClinEd)

General Practitioner, Flinders University Clinical Practice Coordinator and Intermed Practicum Coordinator

 

Simple consulting skills for nurses and other allied health professionals
Suturing and
Incision and drainage of abscess/ split skin graft

MALONE, GEOFF
Grad Cert Nursing

Plaster Technician (retired)

 

Plastering techniques

MARSHMAN, DR GIL
MBBS,FACD

Dermatologist

Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders Private Hospital, Bedford Park, SA, 5042 

Common skin conditions

MAYER, Prof. PETER
PhD

Associate Professor, School of History and Politics

University of Adelaide,
North Terrace,
Adelaide, SA  5005

Politics of health and development

OWERS, REV DON
BTh(Hons), DMin, MMan

Principal

Tabor College,
PO Box 1777,
Unley, SA 5061

Welcome and How to give a presentation

RADFORD, Prof. ANTHONY
SM(Harvard), FRACP, FRACGP, FRCP(Edin), FFCM, FAFPHM, DTM&H

Professor Emeritus,
Flinders University of South Australia and
Intermed Course Advisor

PO Box 434, Highgate, South Australia, 5063 

Clinical and public health presentations

RADFORD,  ROBIN
MA, Dip Social Studies

Intermed Facilitator, Team leader and former Treasurer

PO Box 434, Highgate, South Australia, 5063 

Cross Cultural Living & Expectations facilitator

RIDDLE, DR PETER
MBBS FRACS

General Surgeon and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery

Suite 605, Level 6, Flinders Private Hospital, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Flinders Medical Centre 

Handicap and Disability

SCHOEMAKER, Dr DAVID
FRACS

Consultant Surgeon

Noarlunga Health Services

Common surgical issues, including wound and burn management

SHAW, SALLY
RN RM DipPHCEd&Dev

Creative Arts Facilitator

 

Cross Cultural Living & Expectations

SHAW, Dr DOUGLAS MBBS(Hons), BA, MA, MTH, FRACGP, FAFPHM

Public Health Physician and
Intermed Course Coordinator

PO Box 36, Crafers, SA 5152

Public health presentations

STEEL, Mrs JUDY
AO, BN, DipAppSci, JP

Australian Founder, Uganda Australia Christian Outreach

PO Box 111,
Port Elliott,
SA 5212

Health care in Uganda

TURNBULL, DAVID
BA, DipEd, BTh, MA(World   Religions), CertIV in TAA

Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies,
Deputy Chair, State Leadership Team, Missions Interlink 

Tabor College,
PO Box 1777,
Unley, SA 5061

Biblical perspectives on poverty and community development
Seminar on Biblical perspectives of health and development 

WADDELL, Dr RUSSELL
MBBS, BSc, FAChSHM

Director, Clinic 275

STI Services,
275 North Terrace,
Adelaide, SA 5000

STD 1 and
STD 2 including clinical aspects HIV

WANGUHU, DR KEN
MBChB, DA, DipObs, DipPEC, FRACGP, GradCert Med Ed.

Regional Medical Educator, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University, Parallel Rural Curriculum Program, Rural Censor RACGP

PO Box 558, Waikere, SA, 5330 

Continuing Medical Education

WAUCHOPE, Dr BRUCE
MBBS, FRACGP, DTM&H, DipObsRACOG

General Practitioner, Practice Principal

1284 South Road,
Clovelly Park, SA 5042 

PUO
Arboviruses
Tuberculosis

WHEATLEY, DR BRIAN
OAM MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG

Consultant, Obstetrics and Gnaecology (retired), Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide

 

Normal pregnancy and common complications of pregnancy. Normal delivery and common complications of delivery.
Practical obstetrics at the Women and Children's Hospital

WIGHT, Dr ROB
MBBS, FRACGP, DPH, MSc & Ex Physiol

General Practitioner, previous work in PNG, Indonesia, Burma & Bangladesh

 

Primary Health Care
Highland Scenario

YIP, Dr Teem-Wing
BA, BMBS, MPH, FACRRM

Public Health Medical Officer/Co-ordinator & Adjunct Associate Lecturer

Centre for Disease Control, Alice Springs, NT 0870 & Flinders University Northern Territory Clinical School

Indigenous health
Chronic non-communicable disease in developing contexts

Health promotion
Global overview of HIV and Clinical contraception

YOUNG, PROF. GRAEME
MBBS, MD, FRACP, FTSE, AGAF

Professor of Global GI Health, Flinders University

Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, Adelaide, 5024.

Clinical and Public health aspects of diarrhoeal illness

Applications

Application for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or for audit is now through the online Tabor application webpage.

Application and payment of fees for the Optional 3rd week is managed by Intermed. Please complete the Intermed Application Form for the 3rd Week.

Fees

Enrolment fees for the Graduate Certificate subjects, Graduate Diploma subjects and course for audit are on the Tabor website.

The fee for the optional 3rd Week (payable to Intermed) is $625 which includes a non-refundable $25 deposit. Please note that Intermed requires a minimum of 8 confirmed participants by the 15th November in the year before the optional 3rd week is scheduled in order to run this optional 3rd week.

Intermed may also be able to offer Scholarships for those doing the course who are on no or low incomes, provided funds are available and eligibility requirement met.

What is included in the fees?

For those doing the course for credit or audit the same comprehensive set of notes (most in electronic format) covering all lectures, seminars and practical sessions is provided. The fees also cover the welcome BBQ on the Sunday before the start of the two week summer intensive, basic morning and afternoon teas during the 2 weeks (but not lunch). For the one evening session and closing BBQ, participants usually share the costs. Any weekend sightseeing and other recreational activities are paid for by the participants.

Practicum Fee: The 2-week practicum is usually conducted in the second half of the year in a Pacific or Asian country. It is likely that the Practicum will only be offered every second year. Participants are encouraged to indicate their interest by the end of the two week intensive, but confirmation of participation is not required until one or two months later. Under the new arrangements with Tabor, participants will be regarded as students and need apply and enrol in the Supervised Overseas Practicum subject and pay either the Tabor course for credit or course or audit fee. Additional costs will vary depending on the location and number of participants, but as a guide, the fee will be the travel costs from your place of departure, plus approximately $1500 to $2000.

Scholarships
Tabor is NOT able to offer Scholarships or Concessional Fees to participants. However, Health Serve Australia, a non-government organisation, has an approved Intermed Scholarship fund project, where  donations are recognised as tax-deductable.

Scholarship awards and amounts will depend on students meeting the eligibility requirements and adequate funds being available in the Intermed-Health Serve Australia Scholarship Project Fund. Participants applying for a Scholarship are first expected to seek funding from their usual sources of support. A final decision on the amount of support available will not be made until the numbers of participants applying for support are known. This is usually by the end of the two week summer intensive.

Scholarships may be awarded for

  • the two-week summer intensive and/or

  • the optional 3rd week of summer school and/or

  • the 2 week overseas Practicum

Eligibility requirements for all students

  • Students on furlough with a mission organisation and who are intending to return to the mission field OR

  • Students on no or low income who have been accepted by a mission organisation OR

  • Students on low or no income who are definitely going to the field for more than a short-term assignment in the same year as the Summer School.

  • Letter from church or mission organisation confirming eligibility criteria.

Students doing the course for credit and who are eligible for government fee help are not eligible for Scholarships for the two week summer intensive, but may apply for a Scholarship for the optional 3rd week and/or for the 2 week overseas Practicum.

Students doing the course for audit and students doing the course for credit who are not eligible for government fee help may apply for a Scholarship for the two-week summer intensive and/or the optional 3rd week of the summer school and/or the 2 week overseas Practicum.

To apply for a Scholarship, the participant must:

Preparation

With the move to offering on online Foundations subject prior to a two week intensive, the pre-reading sets provided in the past, will be integrated with the online component of the course and available to download or read on Tabor Online. This reading will include specific papers allocated to students for seminar sessions that will be run during the two week intensive or during a shorter online component that will follow the two week intensives to cover the Foundations subject material not covered prior to the intensives. Students are expected to summarise the main purpose and findings of the articles that they have been allocated and present the key points (about 5 minutes for each article) to their group during the seminar. For those taking the course for credit, some of the seminar articles are the basis for some of the assignments for the course.

Location

Tabor College of Higher Education (a multi-denominational Christian education centre), 181 Goodwood Road, Millswood, Adelaide, South Australia is the venue for most of the two week intensive and optional 3rd week. Some practical components of the course are held at other locations in Adelaide. For more information on Tabor visit their website.


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Participants enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Diploma will have on-site and online access to the Tabor Library for the duration of their enrolment in these programs. Participants enrolled for audit will have access to the Library for the 2 week summer intensive (and the optional 3rd week, if enrolled).

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own laptops or pads and Tabor will provide free wireless access during the summer intensive. Internet access will also be available in the library and from 2 or 3 dedicated computers in the Course training room. The buildings are set in pleasant parklands (with tennis court and car parking facilities) belonging to the community and local government. A shopping centre with supermarket and other facilities is 5-10 minutesí walk away.

Some practical components of the course may be held at the Flinders Medical Centre, the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, and the Womenís and Childrenís Hospital.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation is the participantís own responsibility, but we try to help. A variety of options are available. Intermed may be able to provide a volunteer Accommodation Coordinator for the Summer School to assist with accommodation requirements

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