Introduction to Travel Health (2 day course)

(15 customer reviews)

£250.00 (Inc VAT)

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

This comprehensive 2 day virtual classroom 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). See below.

CPD Hours 14



This 2-day virtual classroom 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)

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?

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 writes for a travel health journal and even finds time to be a mum to two young children.

What’s included?

Courses run from 9.15 – 16.30 on both days

This is an interactive and engaging virtual classroom 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


18th – 19th Jan 2022, 8th – 9th March 2022, 19th – 20th April 2022, 24th – 25th May 2022, 14th – 15th June 2022, 12th – 13th July 2022, 9th & 11th August 2022, 20th September 2022, 12th-13th October 2022, 17th November 2022, 30th November – 1st December 2022

15 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!

  7. Vicky Parsons (verified owner)

    Great Course! Alys was an amazing teacher, learnt so much in 2 Days!

  8. Danielle Ward

    I completed this course more as a refresher but also to give me a certified certificate. Ruth was amazing helping with overall customer service.
    Alys I’ve known for quite a few years, In fact she trained me in travel health. This course is amazing, Alys is an incredible trainer really engaging and makes the learning process fun and exciting.
    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Health Academy for any training needs. Thanks Alys & Ruth

  9. Helen Parry

    Thoroughly enjoyed this 2 day course. Very well structured and organised. I am new to practice nursing and travel health and this course has given me the confidence to start. Alys is a fountain of knowledge and made the course fun and engaging, I have learnt so much – not your usual death by power point online training. Highly recommend!

  10. Rosie Steele (verified owner)

    I came across this course through a google search so I wasn’t sure what to expect but was reassured by the excellent reviews. Alys was a very engaging tutor and the course was very informative and has equipped me with all the knowledge I need to get going in setting up a travel clinic within our GP surgery. I feel really inspired. Thank you very much – highly recommend! R Steele GP

  11. Janet Lloyd

    I recently completed the 2 day Travel Health course with Alys as the presenter. I have some experience in Travel Health but have just started a job which involves much more comprehensive travel risk assessments and more varied travel vaccines. Alys was very motivational and presented the course in an interesting and engaging way. I feel excited to start putting my new knowledge in to practice.

  12. Jayne Collins

    Just done 2 days with Alys Bunce, best Zoom teaching I’ve encountered, good mix of teaching, interaction and positive feedback. Exceptional use of resources, have come away from a complex subject, feeling like I can do this.
    Having video and audio on was very beneficial to learning, interaction and facilitation in this medium, easy to ask questions, learn from others, thank you all,

  13. Carol Beth Bright (verified owner)

    This two day Introduction to travel health course was amazing. The teacher Alys Bunce was extremely knowledgable in all areas of Travel Health and made the course not only informative but also fun with her teaching style. The course covers everything you need to know if new to travel health and is equally perfect for nurses like myself, returning back to the speciality following a career break.

  14. Emma Fisher

    Alys was an amazing teacher and able to answer any questions that cropped up. Good mix of presentations and interaction with chance to practice what we learned as we went along. Great resources to take forward into practice. Highly recommend this course to anyone new to Travel Health and looking to get started. Thanks for a great 2 days 🙂

  15. Jarred Rose

    Outstanding! Brilliant course! Enough said 🙂

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