Introduction to Travel Health (2 day course)

(6 customer reviews)


Currently running as virtual course

Includes Fundamentals of Travel Health online course (£100) for FREE 

This comprehensive 2 day face-to-face travel health course covers all the core elements for health professionals wishing to deliver a travel health service. Developed in line with Travel Health Good Practice Guidelines (FTM, RCPSG)…read more.

CPD Hours 14




This 2-day face-to-face travel health training course is very comprehensive and therefore covers all the core elements for health professionals wishing to deliver a travel health service. In order to do this we have developed the course in line with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Travel Health Competencies and the new Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) Travel Health Good Practice Guidelines (RCPSG)

***Due to the current situation this course is running as virtual/webinar course until further notice.***

Who is it suitable for?

Due to the growing field of travel health, this course is suitable for practice nurses, travel health nurses, pharmacists, occupational health clinicians, GPs, and any other healthcare professionals wishing to deliver a travel health service.

Who are the trainers?

Emley Pine is an experienced Travel Health Specialist Nurse and Trainer. In addition to many years of clinical experience, Emley has a Diploma in Travel Medicine and is an active Member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow).

Alys Bunce has over 10 years of travel health nursing experience working predominantly for Nomad as a Specialist Education Nurse and Lead Nurse in their travel clinics. She is also a qualified teacher and has worked as an adult education lecturer. The majority of Alys’s work time is spent writing and delivering clinical training programmes including immunisation, phlebotomy and travel health. She also wites for a travel health journal and even finds time to be a mum to two young children.

What’s included?

This is this an interactive and engaging face-to-face or webinar travel health training course. Due to the complicated nature of travel health we cover a large amount of subject matter. We will, however, use case studies, group work and discussions to facilitate learning. The course includes the following topics:

  • Practical provisions of running a Travel Health Service
  • Professional responsibilities for health professionals working in travel health
  • How to complete a comprehensive Travel Health Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to the ‘5T’s of Tropical Disease’ and the ‘Travel Vaccine Traffic Light’ tools.
  • Choosing reliable data sources
  • Vaccine preventable diseases – schedules and how to discuss with your traveller, including:
    • Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal Disease ACWY, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Tick-borne Encephalitis, Tuberculosis, Typhoid & Yellow Fever
  • How to discuss prevention advice regarding:
    • Travellers’ diarrhorea & food and water precautions
    • vector-borne diseases
    • diseases spread by human contact
    • diseases and hazards in the environment
    • Managing pre-existing conditions
  • Special risk groups
  • Malaria Risk Assessment and advice using the ABCD approach

The course also includes an update on the changes to travel health due to the Covid-19 pandemic!

Following many years of travel clinic and teaching experience, we have designed this course to help clinicians quickly get to grips with the fundamental components of Travel Health. We also offer a number of practical tips to managing travel clinic appointments.

We provide references and links to resources throughout the training to allow delegates to access original sources of information for further reading and to keep up to date after the course.

So what’s not included?

Because this course is for travel health training it does not cover Foundations of Immunisation trainingSeasonal Influenza, Covid-19, or other UK immunisation schedule vaccines. However, the relevant course packages or add-on courses can be purchased from Health Academy

Health Academy are also able of offer Basic Life support and Anaphylaxis training in separate courses.

Other considerations

It is important for all clinicians who are new to Travel Health to undergo supervised practice in their workplace. Details of this and a comprehensive ‘Competency Assessment Tool for Travel Health Practitioners’ can be found in the Travel Health Good Practice Guidelines (RCPSG).

Please also note that Public Health England strongly recommend a period of supervised practice in addition to comprehensive training when the practitioner is new to immunisation.



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Additional information


14th-15th September 2021, 12th-13th October 2021, 11th-12th November 2021, 18th – 19th Jan 2022, 8th – 9th March 2022, 19th – 20th April 2022, 24th – 25th May 2022, 14th – 15th June 2022, 12th – 13th July 2022

6 reviews for Introduction to Travel Health (2 day course)

  1. Esther Arnold

    After the course, I feel my confidence level has risen 100%. Emley was excellent, backed up by Alys. They made it fun and very interesting. Thank you very much

  2. Priyanka Soni

    I thought the group sessions were great and gave me more confidence on how to use the Travax and other travel websites. Very well presented and I felt comfortable asking questions. Very informative session.

  3. Debbie Frost

    Very well planned 2 day travel course

  4. Alexandra Soundia

    The two day course has taught me so many things !!!! Very interesting content, thorough presentation. Emley is an amazing teacher!!! Keep up with the great job !!!

  5. Sheila Trower

    The two day course was very informative. I had no knowledge of even knowing how to start a travel consultation. The course has given me the confidence to start.

  6. Claudia Dan

    Interactive! very informative, great course!

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