Professional Development

Free Webinar – Tropical Health Orientation Manual (THOM) – Diseases & Diagnostics with Professor Bart Currie

Free Webinar – Tropical Health Orientation Manual (THOM) – Diseases & Diagnostics with Professor Bart Currie

Join the NT PHN & Professor Bart Currie online for an interactive look at the THOM.

Bart will look at common and less common clinical scenarios from the tropical north of Australia.

The THOM is designed to familiarise health professionals new to the Tropics, with tropical health conditions. It provides the background for important tropical health conditions which impact on the high burden of disease in northern Australia. Case studies are included as examples of common practice.


Professor Bart Currie leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team of the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies. He is also an infectious diseases physician at the Royal Darwin Hospital and since 2000, Professor in Medicine at the Northern Territory Medical Program through Flinders University. Bart is passionate about coordinating links between clinicians, public health colleagues and other service providers, laboratory scientists and community.

Who should attend?

This webinar is open to all Health Professionals, including government and non-government.

Learning Objectives

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and distinguish between common and less frequent clinical presentations from the tropical north of Australia using visual cues.
  2. Familiarise themselves with the manifestations of environmental pathogens, especially melioidosis and leptospirosis, and recognise skin pathogens such as
    scabies, streptococci, staphylococci, and tinea.
  3. Comprehend the presentations of marine envenoming and snakebites and determine the appropriate clinical responses.
  4. Actively participate in and apply critical thinking to complex clinical diagnostic challenges and utilise images to improve pattern recognition skills in various clinical

Health Pathways

Northern Territory HealthPathways offer clinicians clear guidance for assessing and managing symptoms or conditions during the point of care. Pathways include information for referrers and requests to services in the local health system.

For supplementary learnings to this event,  NT HealthPathways are pleased to share these pathways:

Spider Bite

Heat-related illness

Request your login from the HealthPathways Team.

Download the THOM

THOM PDF Version Download


*One hour of self-reported CPD.
*As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

More Information

For more information, please contact:
The Clinical Education Team