Introduction to Travel Health (2 day course)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: Virtual


This comprehensive 2 day travel health training course delivered via Zoom, covers all the core elements for health professionals wishing to deliver a travel health service. The course is developed in line with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Travel Health Competencies and the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) Travel Health Good Practice Guidelines (RCPSG).

CPD Hours - 14 

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 travel health training course delivered via Zoom. Due to the complicated nature of travel health we cover a large amount of subject matter. It 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

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

What’s not included?

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

Basic Life support and Anaphylaxis are also available in separate courses.

Other considerations

Please note the statement in the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners.‘ That when the practitioner is new to immunisation a period of supervised practice in addition to comprehensive training is strongly recommended.

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Bookable Dates

26th Mar 2024 (09:15)
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7th May 2024 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
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18th Jun 2024 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
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Euan Naismith (February 2022)
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.
Rosie Steele (March 2022)
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
Claudia Dan (November 2021)
Interactive,very informative, great course.
Sheila Trower (November 2021)
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.
Alexandria Soundia (November 2021)
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 !!!
P Soni (March 2021)
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.
E Arnold (March 2021)
After the course, I feel my confidence level has risen 100%. Emly was excellent, backed up by Alys. They made it fun and very interesting. Thank you very much
D Frost (March 2021)
Very well planned 2 day travel course
Nicola Rimmer (February 2021)
A great comprehensive course.
Jane Feltham (February 2021)
The course was excellent. Very easy to follow. Being put into groups was an excellent idea. We were of all different abilities, so being in a small group gave us more of an opportunity to open up with ideas before putting them out for the rest of the group. I have learnt such a lot, and so much more to learn. Thank you!
Sylvia Brooks (February 2021)
Very well structured course. Very clear and easy to understand considering the complexity of the subject. Break away rooms very helpful as discussions in smaller groups allows everyone to input their ideas. Definitely will recommend, thank you.

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