NEW TO TRAVEL course

Travel Health is a complex field of practice, travellers are visiting further afield and undertaking increasingly adventurous activities.  The practice of travel medicine is predominantly undertaken by Practice Nurses in Primary Care settings.  Training is essential and this two day course is designed to prepare you in the foundations of the subject. This course would also be suitable for healthcare professionals who plan to undertake travel health in settings other than primary care.  Led by Jane Chiodini* the course is held with a gap between the two days, allowing you time to put some of the learning into practice, then return for more teaching, but also consolidate day one and discuss any issues that you have.

Please note: course attendees will be provided with some personal learning tasks which is recommended to be undertaken between the two one day courses.  This work would comprise approximately 4-6 hours of learning time but is optional.  

It is also advised to review the short e learning module (item no. 2 below) which will take approximately 30 minutes (or longer if you want to browse all the resources).

1)  To READ AN ARTICLE entitled NEW TO TRAVEL HEALTH?  HOW TO GET STARTED - click here

2)  To undertake a SHORT E-LEARNING MODULE to UNDERSTAND WHAT TRAVEL MEDICINE IS - click here 

 

Courses are held at 

THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL EDUCATION CENTRE, 250 EUSTON ROAD, LONDON, NW1 2PG  (this is just within a few minutes walking distance of Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross Stations and nearest tube stations are Warren Street and Euston Square)   

 

2017 DATES

PLEASE NOTE that from 2017, this course will take a blended approach where a module of e-learning is required to be undertaken between the first and second days of the course.  This will comprise approximately 4 hours of learning and is designed to help the learner put theory into practice.  Details will be given on day one of the course.  

12th September and 20th October 2017    TO BOOK CLICK HERE 

31st October and 1st December 2017    TO BOOK CLICK HERE

 

Price: £275 for the two-day course inclusive of refreshments & course materials

It is regretted that the only way to book on this course now is through Eventbrite. 

Course Content

Day 1 (9.30am to 4.30pm) Day 2 (9.30am to 4.30pm)
  • Introduction to travel medicine
  • Tools and resources available
  • The importance of travel risk assessment
  • Overview of travel related diseases and their prevention, including travel vaccines
  • Exercises provided to put concepts into practice at work
  • Recap on day 1 and work undertaken in the interim period
  • Legal issues and responsibilities of the nurse undertaking travel medicine
  • Malaria
  • Practical tips to put learning into action
  • Where to go from here...

 

To download the New to Travel Course Information Flyer please click here

TO READ AN ARTICLE entitled NEW TO TRAVEL HEALTH?  HOW TO GET STARTED - click here 

*Jane Chiodini MSc RGN RM FFTM RCPS(Glasg) QN

Jane was the first nurse in England to obtain a the MSc degree in travel medicine.  She is a leading figure in the UK in this field of practice, was Chair of the RCN Travel Health Forum 2000 - 2006 and lead author on the RCN guidance: Travel health nursing, career and competence development.  She was Director of Education of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in an honorary capacity from July 2015 - December 2016 and still runs a travel clinic in a primary care setting in Bedford. Jane started training healthcare professionals 17 years ago and is passionate about teaching and developing tools for healthcare professionals to use in a travel consultation.