Medical Microbiology Postgraduate Diploma 2023

We are pleased to announce that expressions of interest are now invited for this year’s course which is to be CIFAL/UNITAR accredited. 

Medical Microbiology Postgraduate Diploma 2023 Prospectus 22Dec22. Cost will be AUD$50 per semester – a fee has been introduced to pay for the course accreditation.

If interested, please email the course coordinator –  john.ferguson[at]health.nsw.gov.au before 31st January 2023.  We will then contact the prospective student, ask them to complete a short questionnaire about their background and arrange an enrolment interview in February prior to enrolment.

Background:  To improve and standardise the training of medical pathologists in microbiology, PRIDA has developed an annual online medical microbiology course that originated in 2017 when it was attended by PNG pathology trainees.   The course faculty includes  experienced pathologists, physicians, scientists and researchers.   The PRIDA postgraduate education web resource reflects much of the previous course content.  In 2022, there were 27 successful course students. 

PRIDA Journal Club 2022

PRIDA is again  facilitating a journal club focused on microbiology and infectious diseases.  If you wish to join, do this via this WHATSAPP group . You will then receive communications about session access and reviewed papers. 

The sessions run via zoom every second Friday and are used to bring together helpful discussion on interesting health literature relevant to LMIC locations. With presenters from many different countries, any range of medical topics are encouraged to be presented from the relevant peer reviewed literature. The course facilitators assist presenters to select a paper for review and are able to provide practical assistance prior to their session via zoom.

Access is free and there is no obligation to present or comment, however all are encouraged to participate and ask questions. The sessions are NOT recorded.

First session will be on the 1st March 2022
These are commencement times by location/time zone:

7.15am: New Delhi, India
7.30am: Kathmandu, Nepal
9am: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
11am: Dili, Timor-Leste
12pm: Port Moresby, PNG
1pm: Honiara, Solomon Islands
1pm: Port Vila, Vanuatu
2pm: Suva, Fiji
3pm: West Samoa Time, WST

Flyer: PRIDA JOURNAL club 2022 3Feb22