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Pre-Course Reading

SMS Training offers a range of Public Health Statutory Officer Training courses to meet the needs of our clients and professional colleagues. Pre-course reading may be a requirement for some courses. Please review the course to be attended and select the icons below to download the required pre-course reading material. Please note that when you download any material from this website you are agreeing to all SMS  copyright policies.

Medical Vectors Surveillance Workshop 

Required Reading

Medical Vector Handbook /site/southernmonitoring/Medical Vector Handbook 2019.pdf

Biosecurity Act - Notes on Powers for PHU staff   /site/southernmonitoring/BSA Powers FINAL 26 Sept 2019.pdf

Optional Reading

13th MCAA Conference - Abstract Selection pdficon small

Global Risk Mapping for Major Diseases Transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus pdficon small

High Risk Pest Caught At New Zealand Border 2008-2017 pdficon small

International Port and Air Port Mosquito Surveillance Programme Review 2019  /site/southernmonitoring/Pre-course reading - MOH POE Surveillance Review 2019 FINAL PHU managers.pdf

DNA Analysis of Ae aegypti interceptions in Australia and NZ


World Mosquito Control Programme site - good general information but also has interesting info about wolbachia

Insecticide Resistance and Management Strategies in Urban Ecosystems article /site/southernmonitoring/Pre-course reading - Insecticide Resistance and Management Strategies in Urban Ecosystems.pdf

Border Health Protection and Ship Sanitation Certificate

Course Directors Introduction
SMS holds the Border Health and Ship Sanitation Certification Course annually (click to view the timetable and dates).  
There is a requirement for all attendees  to have completed the World Health Organization's Learning Program on Ship Sanitation Inspection and Issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates and obtain the certificate of completion prior to the course. Failure to complete the pre-course requirements will make nominees ineligible to attend.
Everyone wishing to attend the course this year needs to:
  • Complete the WHO on-line training course (this may take up to four days but can be spread out to fit in with work demands. MoH will arrange access to this course through the WHO.)
  • Receive the Certificate of Completion
  • Visit a ship and participate in a Ship Sanitation Certification assessment (either alone or with an experienced Health Protection Officer)
  • The ship visit should be done prior to the commencement of the Border Health and Ship Sanitation Certification Course if possible, or within 3 months of completing the course.
Once nominations have been received the attendees will be sent an Admin Brief listing the pre-course reading . 

All students are required to read and become familiar with the following documents:

Medical Vector Booklet pdficon small

Handbook for Inspection of Ships and Issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates pdficon small

Environmental Health Protection Manual Section 5 Border Health (a copy should be available at all PHUs or contact SMS to have a copy emailed to you).

Optional Reading
Article on 'Japanese encephalitis detected in Eastern Australia'  /site/southernmonitoring/Giles - pre reading Japanese encephalitis.pdf
Article on 'New Malaria Vector in Africa'  /site/southernmonitoring/Gardner - pre reading New Malaria Vector in Africa doc.pdf


Pre-course Reading - Drinking Water 

Foundation Course:
Glengarry Water Supply Water Safety Plan /site/southernmonitoring/files/Pre course reading WSP Glengarry.pdf

 Refresher Courses:
Harbour Town - Water Supply Plan pdficon small
Harbour Town - Scenario Summary pdficon small
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