Going forward in travel medicine

Do you really enjoy travel medicine and feel you’d like to study the subject in greater depth? Here are some ideas, information and links to other resources to help you explore further opportunities!  Detailed below in no particular order.

The ‘GLASGOW’ courses at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)

The Foundation in Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)

This is a 6 month distance learning course that has a two day residential component in Glasgow at the start of the course to introduce you to the work and resources plus meet the other students.  The course comprises four units of learning on an online e learning platform with a marked assignment submitted for each unit.  A personal adviser is allocated to each student.  Upon successful completion of the four units a certificate of completion is awarded from the RCPSG, however this course does not provide you with any post nominal qualification.  Those wishing to progress onto the Diploma in Travel Medicine (having successfully completed and passed the Foundation course) will be exempted from these four units undertaken at Foundation level.  The course is held usually in May and November of each year and is a good introduction to the specialist opportunities in travel medicine within RCPSG in Glasgow.  Click on the heading above to find out more about the Foundation course.

Royal College Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)
Next intake: 22nd May 2017

The Royal College Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine is the first of its type in the world. This course provides a supportive career pathway for healthcare professionals providing travel health advice and services that enable them to develop their competencies while also providing evidence of their standing in the profession.

This new course builds on the international reputation of excellence the Faculty holds in the field of travel medicine, which has been established for many years, through the delivery of outstanding courses and services for the profession, including the popular Diploma in Travel Medicine course.

The Royal College Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine comprises:

  • An exam preparatory course incorporating a 4 day residential component in Glasgow followed by 27 weeks of online learning
  • Complimentary Affiliate Membership of the Faculty for the duration of learning
  • Entry to the Membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (MFTM) examinations (Part A and Part B)
  • Award of the Royal College Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine (on successful completion of the exam) and Faculty Membership status

We are now enrolling students on our new Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine course, which commences with a 4 day residential component on 22nd May 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for travel medicine practitioners to take full advantage of the benefits of membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at RCPSG.

The total cost is £3550. Applications can be made by submitting an application form and places are secured with a £500 deposit. Two instalments can be made as further payment and details are available on this.

For more information and for details on how to apply:
Lesley Haldane – Course Coordinator
T: 0141 221 6072 Lesley.haldane@rcpsg.ac.uk

For course content and suitability please contact:
Sue Campbell – Courses Manager
T: 0141 221 6072 Sue.campbell@rcpsg.ac.uk


The International Society of Travel Medicine 

Certificate of the International Society of Travel Medicine 

This is awarded following the successful completion of an examination which is given in a single, 4.45 hour session. The exam consists 200 multiple-choice questions.  Each question contains four options or choices, only one of which is the correct or best answer. Examination preparation courses are available for a prospective candidate to attend or undertake online and the ISTM website provides information about the entire process in detail, including the full ISTM Body of Knowledge upon which the exam is based.  ISTM highly recommends (but does not specifically require) that professionals applying for the Certificate have at least three years of experience in travel medicine and/or formal training or education in the field. The exam is usually held just before an appointed conference of the ISTM for a particular year, so for example in 2017, it will be held on 14 May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Successful candidates can use the Certificate in Travel Health® in a specific way and strict instructions are provided for this. The CTH® would not provide you with a post nominal qualification.

ISTM also provide a number of e learning programmes click here


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