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: from 2017, this course will take a blended approach where a module of e-learning is recommended to be undertaken between the first and second days of the course and a few other learning tasks. 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.
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)
Unfortunately due to closure of the centre for major training of UCH staff, the venue is not available until May and therefore my courses are delayed until this time. The next courses are as follows:
Friday 24th May 2019 and Friday 14th June 2019 – click here
Thursday 4th July 2019 and Friday 9th August 2019 – click here
Friday 6th September 2019 and Monday 30th September 2019 – click here
Pricing and booking process
Price: £295 for the two-day course inclusive of refreshments & course materials (this also includes the Eventbrite booking fee)
It is regretted that the only way to book on this course now is through Eventbrite.
Day 1 (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
Day 2 (9.30am to 4.30pm)
- Recap on day 1 and work undertaken in the interim period
- Legal issues and responsibilities of the nurse undertaking travel medicine
- 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 in October 2018 she became Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine see here. Jane still runs a travel clinic very part time in a primary care setting in London. Jane started training healthcare professionals 18 years ago and is passionate about teaching and developing tools for healthcare professionals to use in a travel consultation.