Please access the moodle site for course management this year. The course now is delivered under the auspices of the Pacific Region Infectious Disease Association with an expanded faculty of RCPA pathologists, scientists and researchers.
Enrolment is via email to John Ferguson ASAP (1/3/19) and then you will receive an invitation. john.ferguson[at]health.nsw.gov.au .
The course has run annually since 2017 and aims to provide professional development relating to diagnostic microbiology, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. Teaching is provided in 16 x 2 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 each module. In-country revision provided during periodic visits by Dr Ferguson to PNG.
Negotiations are in progress in 2019 to have the course endorsed by the UPNG and Fiji National University.