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Overview

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)

Who is it suitable for?

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

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. Therefore the course includes the following modules:

  • Practical provisions of running a Travel Health Service
  • Professional responsibilities for health professionals working in travel health
  • Completing a comprehensive Travel Health Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to the ‘5T’s of Tropical Disease’ and the ‘Travel Vaccine Traffic Light’ tools.
  • Choosing the correct data sources
  • Vaccine preventable disease lessons on:

Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal Disease ACWY, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Tick-borne Encephalitis, Tuberculosis, Typhoid & Yellow Fever

  • Non-vaccine preventable vector borne diseases
  • Food and water precautions and other disease risks
  • Other risk to the traveller
  • Special risk groups
  • Malaria Risk Assessment using the ABCD approach

What do I have to do in preparation for the virtual course?

This course is made up of two elements, the virtual two days and the online lessons. The online lessons will be available here at least one month prior to the virtual event. We will update you when these lessons are available.