Fundamentals of Travel Health (Online)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: eLearning

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

CPD Hours - 10 hours 

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 e-learning 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:

  • 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

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.

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. Details of this and a comprehensive ‘Competency Assessment Tool for Travel Health Practitioners’ can be found in the Travel Health Good Practice Guidelines (RCPSG).

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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15% Discount

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20% Discount

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Paula Hobson (February 2022)
Very intense but informative
Danielle Ward (February 2022)
I completed this course more as a refresher but also to give me a certified certificate. This course is amazing, Alys is an incredible trainer really engaging and makes the learning process fun and exciting.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Health Academy for any training needs.
Sharon Gribben (February 2022)
Very informative and engaging, highly recommend!
Ella McClure (January 2022)
The little videos were great, kept the course interesting and easy to follow.
Michelle Hunter (March 2021)
Overall, I really enjoyed this course as a good solid overview into Travel Health. This is a much more practical and interactive course then others I have completed online which therefore makes it a much more enjoyable experience! I think particularly for those who are new to travel it provides them with everything they need, the resources, tools and knowledge for them to become a competent travel health clinician.

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