Hepatitis B for Travel & Occupational Health

Health Academy
Delivery Method: eLearning

Welcome to this hepatitis B vaccine course which discusses travel and occupation health risk and provides clinicians with specific information relating to the full range of Hepatitis B vaccines available in the UK.

CPD Hours - 1.5 hours 

So who is this short course suitable for?

This course is suitable for any experienced vaccinators who's role will involve administering hepatitis B containing vaccines. For instance, immunisation nurses, practice nurses, pharmacists or any healthcare professional, or healthcare support worker administering vaccines.

What have we included in this short 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. This course includes both injectable and oral hepatitis B vaccines. You should complete the course in approximately 90 minutes.

Course content:

    • Introduction to diseases transmitted direct from person to person
    • The 5 Ts of hepatitis B: 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
    • Occupational Risks for Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis B Vaccines, and
    • Hepatitis B immunity testing

So what's not included?

Please note: This is a stand alone short course.

Therefore this is not a Foundations of Immunisation Course for those new to immunising or an Annual Immunisation Update Course.

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

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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