The aim of this course is to equip the healthcare professional with the knowledge and skills to enable them to offer evidence-based pre-travel health advice for vaccine and non-vaccine preventable infectious diseases.
The course is delivered in line with the 2018 Royal College of Nurses Competencies in Travel Health.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 2 days (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £400 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
- Course code: CS6073
Basic Travel Health Introductory Course for Nurses and Qualified Professionals Course overview
This 2-day course combines structured and interactive teaching though lectures, group work and real life scenarios. It includes (but is not limited to):
- the 2018 RCN Competency Framework for travel health
- professional responsibilities for those working in travel health
- general standards for healthcare professionals Immunology and vaccine technology
- vaccine storage, handling, administration and record keeping
- vaccine preventable diseases
- the art of the Travel Health Risk Assessment
- health promotion and preventative measures for non-vaccine preventable diseases
- sources of evidence-based sources of information and resources
- national and International guidelines and policy requirements
- international health Regulations
- malaria and mosquito borne diseases
- pre and post exposure rabies guidance.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for registered healthcare professionals (qualified nurses, GPs and pharmacists) who are interested in or new to travel health, risk assessments and pre-travel vaccine preventable diseases.
This course runs over two full days (09:30-16:30).
This course is worth 12 hours of CPD.
What will I learn?
The 2-day travel health course will enable the healthcare professional to become a competent practitioner who is confident in undertaking a pre-travel health risk assessment and able to recommend appropriate and robust evidenced based pre-travel health interventions.
Competencies and Areas of Knowledge covered include:
- Risk assessments
- Principles of immunisation
- Legal aspects
- Vaccination schedules
- Sources of information and databases
- Food and water borne disease
- Malaria and chemoprophylaxis
- Animal and insect borne diseases
- egg Allergy and Immunisation
- emerging infections and implications for travel
- hot topics in travel health.
By the end of the course you will have:
- Have an awareness and understanding of the importance of travel health and prevention of travel related illnesses
- Develop confidence in the principles and practices of vaccination schedules
- Know how to access evidence-based and up-to-date sources of information in the travel health field
- Meaningful training for NMC revalidation purposes
- Be able to recognize relevant disease risks within geographical areas and be aware of potential transmission, symptoms and treatment
- Have an appreciation of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases and understand the importance of prevention, including chemoprophylaxis and bite-avoidance measures.
Assessment and certificates
This course combines structured and interactive teaching though lectures, group work, real life-scenarios and the opportunity to share ideas and experiences.
Immunisation updates will consist of a Public Health England animation on immunisation and immunology plus video around vaccine production in line with Public Health England’s National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for immunisation training.
Evidence of learning and a certificate of attendance will be awarded to those that fully attend the course.
There is no formal assessment.
This course is worth 12 hours of CPD.
This 2-day travel health course is aimed at healthcare professionals who are new to travel health.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.