PRIDA Microbiology postgraduate diploma for medical doctors and trainees 2020

The course now is delivered via Moodle under the auspices of the Pacific Region Infectious Disease Association with a faculty of RCPA pathologists, scientists and researchers.  Enrolment is via email to Dr Khin.Chaw [at] health.qld.gov.au ASAP (7/3/20) and then you will receive an invitation to the Moodle course platform. Attendence is free and successful completion leads to the award of a diploma. 

The course has run annually since 2017 and aims to provide professional development relating to diagnostic microbiology, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology.  Medical Microbiology Postgraduate Diploma overview 2020 final

In 2020, the teaching is provided in 28 x 1 week modules managed on a Moodle platform. Weekly video conferenced tutorials and online discussion and journal article reflection forums are used.  Course material is recorded and much material is also reflected onto http://idmic.net .  Assessment is by submission of short answer question responses with every second module.  In-country revision weeks are planned in PNG and Suva.