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New to Travel Health - Elearning

Course Date: 4 March 2021, 08:45 - 16:30 & 9 March 2021, 08:45 - 9 April 2021, 16:30

Duration of Course: 2 Days

Price: £240.00 per Delegate

Available Places: 0

Unfortunately there are no places remaining for this date.

An interactive and engaging approach to delivering a live streamed training session via Microsoft Teams. We have a maximum of 20 delegates on this course which means you will be able to ask questions and interact with the trainer.

Who should attend

This two day Introduction to Travel Health course is intended for nurses/health professionals who may be new to the field of Travel Health, or for those already practicing who may not have undertaken formal training in the subject and who wish to update and expand on their current knowledge. It aims to provide training on many topics, including covid-19 and travel, risk assessment, travel vaccines, non-vaccine preventable illnesses, malaria, professional issues and the latest developments in travel health. The course length is as per the recommendation (for those new to providing a travel consultation) by RCN 2018 Competencies: Travel health nursing: career and competence development| Royal College of Nursing page 23 point 10

When you have completed the course, it is recommended that you have a period of mentorship in clinical practice whilst you develop your clinical skills and are assessed by your mentor(s) as competent to undertake a travel consultation.

Points to consider

You will require:

  • To access course on a computer, laptop, tablet, or iPad with a large screen (i.e. bigger than a phone)
  • A good internet connection
  • To be in an environment where you will not be disturbed, as you will need to be present for the whole course (as it is interactive & live). We do not recommend accessing at work as colleagues may not be able to resist asking for your help!
  • After the course: a colleague to act as a mentor to you, as you develop your skills in clinical practice

Course Programme

  • The travel consultation
  • Tools and resources
  • Risk assessment
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Case studies and scheduling of vaccines
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities of the travel health practitioner
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito borne diseases
  • The complex traveller
  • FGM & the travel consultation
  • Covid-19 & advising travellers

Having completed the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and process of risk assessment of the traveller and trip and how to apply this in practice.
  • Have a good general knowledge of travel vaccines, the diseases they prevent and how to be able to deliver appropriate preventative advice to the traveller.
  • Be aware of non-vaccine preventable diseases and topical issues in travel health and to be able to provide evidence-based advice to travellers.
  • Understand how to access the most up to date resources for use in the travel consultation and to identify when it is appropriate to use them.
  • To be able to plan vaccination schedules for itineraries.
  • Have increased knowledge of Global malaria and malaria in travellers returning to the UK.
  • Be able to identify which travellers are at higher risk of getting malaria and which are more likely to die from malaria, tailoring their advice to travellers accordingly.
  • Understand the principles of bite avoidance, malaria chemoprophylaxis and the importance of prompt malaria diagnosis.
  • To be able to deliver evidence-based advice to travellers about malaria prevention.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional issues in the Travel consultation.

Trainer Profile

Cathy O’Malley RGN FFTM RCPS(Glasg) is a Travel Health Nurse Specialist with 14 years clinical experience in a travel clinic. She has a Travel medicine diploma and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow. She is the co-author of the RCPSG's e-learning module of FGM and the Travel Consultation. She is passionate about travel medicine and passing her knowledge on to others.


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