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Pre-Course Reading

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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

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

NZB Delimiting Survey Guidelines  /site/southernmonitoring/NZB Delimiting survey guidelines v3.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. Te Whatu Ora 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 document:

Handbook for Inspection of Ships and Issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates pdficon small
International Medical Guide for Ships v3 /site/southernmonitoring/Medical Guide for Ships.pdf

Optional Reading
Medical Vector Booklet 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).
Your organisation's Border Health (or Ill Traveller) Response Plan
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


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