Tuberculosis for Travel – Short Course


This tuberculosis short course is part of the ‘Health Academy Short Course’ series and provides clinicians with specific information related to diseases passed from person to person, and the BCG vaccine.

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CPD Hours 1




Welcome to this tuberculosis (TB) course which is part of the ‘Health Academy Short Course’ series that provides clinicians with specific information relating to the full range of vaccines available in the UK.

So who is this TB course suitable for?

This course is suitable for any experienced vaccinators who’s role will involve administering the BCG vaccine. Or anyone who wants to improve their knowledge on tuberculosis. Therefore this could include immunisation nurses, practice nurses, pharmacists or any healthcare professional, or healthcare support worker administering vaccines.

What have we included in this TB course?

We have designed the vaccine short courses to cover all the key information for understanding the fundamentals of the disease, and the available vaccines. Therefore this course includes information on the live vaccine and it’s risks. You should complete the course in approximately 60 minutes.

Course content:

  • Introduction to food and water borne diseases
  • The 5 Ts of tuberculosis: Type – Type of organism and type of disease, Transmission route – How does the traveller become infected, Treatment & prevention – What treatments and preventative measures are available pre and post infection, Traveller’s Risk – What factors increase a traveller’s risk & Take home message – Key message for the traveller
  • BCG vaccine

So what’s not included?

Please note: This is a stand alone tuberculosis short course.  It is therefore NOT a substitute for BCG vaccine administration training.

It is also NOT a Foundations of Immunisation Course for those new to immunising or an Annual Immunisation Update Course.

Other considerations

We also recommend completing a comprehensive Fundamentals of Travel Health course if you are going to be delivering a travel health service. This is in line with Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service (RGPSG, 2020).

Further travel health related short courses are also available here.



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