INTRODUCTION 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 and is suitable for doctors and pharmacists as well.  Led by Jane Chiodini* the course when running in a face to face format, is held over two days, with a gap between, allowing you time to put some of the learning into practice, then return for more teaching and discuss any issues that you have.

Prior to starting, it is advised that delegates oberserve the following resources

1)   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 

 

The courses are usually 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)

Due to COVID-19 all 2020 dates were cancelled and the centre isn’t taking any booking until April 2021 at the earliest.  In the meantime, the course is also being developed into an e learning course which is planned for launch in the summer of 2021.  Return to this page to learn more in due course, and also news will be posted on my FaceBook page as soon as possible.  

In July 2020, I also wrote a BLOG about Educational Opportunities at that time.  

 

 

Course Content when possible to run face to face 

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
  • 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

 

*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 is affiliated very part time in a primary care setting and also a private travel clinic in London.  Jane started training healthcare professionals 21 years ago and is passionate about teaching and developing tools for healthcare professionals to use in a travel consultation.

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