Australia-Thailand Intstitute

ATI Funded Grant Projects

Health and Sport

University of Melbourne- Australian-Thai Partnership for Postgraduate Course Development in Tropical Health

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $16,485

This ATI funded project will catalyse the development of a progressive post-graduate program in tropical disease the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) to enhance the pool of health practitioners with high-standard skills, confidence and motivation to meet the health challenges of tropical settings. The program will be based at University of Melbourne but developed and delivered through Mahidol University, The Burnet Institute and the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. The project is due for completion in April 2013 with a full acquittal report submitted to the Institute by May 2013.

University of Sydney- Building multidisciplinary research links between the University of Sydney and Chulalonkorn University

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $21,810

This project aims to enhance relationships and educational cooperation through research collaborations and increased mobility of medical and postgraduate students between Australia and Thailand from the University of Sydney and Chulalonkorn University in Thailand. The visits will facilitate the development of specific projects examining ongoing outbreaks of emerging human pathogens (e.g. cryptococcosis) and liver diseases (e.g. viral hepatitis). The project is due for completion by December 2013 with a full acquittal report submitted to the Institute by Jan 2014.