What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. A 5 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

How concerned should we be about the recent occurrences of Japanese Encephalitis in Australia? How does it affect our interstate and rural travel, our farming industries, native fauna and the location of our homes should this virus become endemic? This course explains the significance of Japanese Encephalitis, its epidemiology, pathogenicity and when and whom should be offered vaccination against it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of Japanese Encephalitis in terms of its sources in animals and geographical variations
  • Identify the symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis infection
  • Examine the two different types of vaccinations available for Japanese Encephalitis in Australia and learn about the population at risk and who should be vaccinated

About the Expert

A/Prof Paul Griffin

As an Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, A/Prof Paul Griffin was appointed as the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mater Health Services in 2013. In addition, A/Prof Griffin continues appointments as Principal Investigator and Medical Director at Nucleus Network, as a Director of the Immunisation Coalition, and also as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Dr Paul Griffin's primary research interests include clinical trials in the field of infectious diseases particularly vaccines and malaria human challenge studies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Japanese Encephalitis is Here – What You Need to Know

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (5 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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