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Infectious disease outbreak

Clinical Discipline(s)/Organ System(s)
Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Population Health
Progress Test Topic(s)
General duties, Infectious disease
Your General Practice looks after a large residential aged care facility. One weekend, when on call, you are phoned by the manager of the facility. She reports that four of the residents have acute symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting.
Progress Test-Type Questions:   Question 1 | Question 2
Applied Science for Medicine 
   - Outline the microbiology of gastroenteritis and other causes of diarrhoea and vomiting
   - Outline the pharmacology of common antiemetics, and laxatives
Clinical and Communication Skills 
   - History from and examine a patient with diarrhoea, vomiting
   - Interpret routine blood investigations such as full blood count, renal function and liver function tests
   - Management of gastroenteritis
   - Understand the role of the physician, the public health physician and microbiologist
   - Complications of dehydration and intravenous fluid
Personal and Professional Skills 
   - Self care in gastroenteritis
   - Professional obligations towards communicable diseases
   - Legal implications of diagnosing a communicable disease
Hauora Māori 
   - Barriers to acute healthcare service for Māori and other disadvantaged groups in the community
Population Health 
   - Epidemiology of outbreaks - common infections and common populations
   - Definition of a disease outbreak
   - Notifiable diseases and protocols
   - Outbreak investigation and management
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