Annual Immunisation Update with Fundamentals of Travel Health

Health Academy
Delivery Method: eLearning


This is an Annual Immunisation Update with Fundamentals of Travel Health course specific to all travel vaccines. It includes our Annual Immunisation Update course developed in line with the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners‘ – PHE. It also includes a fully comprehensive Fundamentals of Travel Health Course for those new to Travel Health. 

CPD Hours - 14 hours

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for any experienced vaccinator who’s role will involve administering NHS & Private travel vaccines. This could include immunisation nurses, practice nurses, pharmacists or any healthcare professional, or healthcare support worker administering vaccines.

What’s included?

First and foremost, this is this an interactive and engaging online course. Initially, it includes all of the modules recommended in the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (PHE) document.

Core Modules

  • Current issues in immunisation
  • Recent epidemiology of vaccine preventable disease
  • Any changes to vaccine recommendations or national policy
  • Update on vaccine ordering, storage and administration
  • Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
  • Review of current practice, recent vaccine incidents and
    identification of areas for improvement
  • Q&A session for problems encountered in practice

Vaccine Preventable Disease Modules (Fundamentals of Travel Health Course)

This fully interactive and engaging online travel health course will provide any clinician new to the field a solid foundation to practice clinically, and for those that are experienced in this field already will provide a comprehensive update.

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.

What’s included?

This is this an interactive and engaging online travel health training course. Due to the complicated nature of travel health we cover a large amount of subject matter. However, we have broken down the content into manageable chunks. You can also access the course in any order. 

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.

  • 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

What’s not included?

Because this course is for travel health training it does not cover Foundations of Immunisation training,  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
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. We therefore direct you to the ‘Competency Assessment Tool for Travel Health Practitioners’ which can be found in the Travel Health Good Practice Guidelines (RCPSG) for more details

Other considerations

This is an immunisation update course. Please note the statement in the ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners.‘ That those new to immunisation should receive comprehensive foundation immunisation training.

Please also note that PHE recommend a period of supervised practice in addition to comprehensive training when the practitioner is new to immunisation. ‘National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (PHE)
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