Travel health educational courses

Diploma in Travel Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPSG)

This multidisciplinary course is available to any health professional working in a relevant field. For nurses, a first level degree is not a prerequisite, but evidence of ability to study at post graduate level will be required. Proof of professional qualifications and references will be sought. Applicants must be competent with the following computer skills: email; internet searching; saving and managing word documents; word processing.

Course Structure

This is a blended e-Learning course. It takes a full calendar year to complete and usually commences in March each year. The next course will begin on 16th March 2015. It comprises three modules and includes:

  • Attendance at a (compulsory) residential introductory week (usually March) in Glasgow.
  • Completion of Module 1 comprising 10 e-Learning units of core material with assignments.
  • Attendance at a (compulsory) residential mid-term week (usually September) in Glasgow.
  • Completion of a practical exam in Glasgow during the mid-term week.
  • Completion of Module 2 comprising 10 e-Learning units of self study with practical exercises (assessed in final written exam).
  • Completion of Module 3 comprising a project carried out over three months
  • Completion of the *final exam comprising two written papers.
  • (* Overseas students may arrange to take the written exam in their country of residence at the discretion and with prior agreement of the RCPSG Examinations office).

Support

All students are allocated a personal advisor. The personal advisor provides guidance and advice on practical aspects of completion of course work, and offers support if students if difficulties arise. In addition, library services, access to the course website and TRAVAX (the NHS online travel health website) are provided. Students also have access to online staff/student communication.

Award of the Diploma

Students must pass all three modules for the Diploma to be awarded. Award of the Diploma is through the RCPS (Glas.) and at the discretion of the Exam Board. Students who successfully complete the Diploma are invited to the RCPS Admissions Ceremony held in the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow. Successful students are also eligible to direct entry to the Faculty of Travel Medicine, RCPSG, as Associate Members.

Hardware Specifications Students wishing to undertake this course must have the following:

  • Internet connection, preferably broadband, but 56k dial up modem is possible.
  • Internet Explorer Version 6 or higher.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 7.

Cost

The fee for term 2015 is £2995 (UK and overseas). Expenses incurred during the residential components are additional.

Contact: Lesley Haldane, course administrator
Address: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow. G2 5RJ. Tel: 0141 227 32270141 227 3227
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Website: www.rcpsg.ac.uk

For more information on course content or suitability to undertake a course please contact one of the course managers
Ann McDonald, Clare Henderson Courses Manager
Address: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow. G2 5RJ

Tel: 0141 227 32390141 227 3239
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Foundation in Travel Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPSG)

The multidisciplinary course is available to any health professional working in a relevant field. For nurses, a first level degree is not a prerequisite, but evidence of ability to study at post graduate level will be required. Proof of professional qualifications and references will be sought. Applicants must be competent with the following computer skills: email; internet searching; saving and managing word documents; word processing.

Course Structure

  • This is a blended e-Learning course. It takes six months to complete and has two intakes each year, (usually May and Nov). It comprises:
    • Attendance at a (compulsory) two day introductory residential component in Glasgow at the start.
    • Completion of 4 e-Learning units of core material with assignments including:
      • Pre- travel risk assessment; Infections and epidemiology of infections 1.
      • Infections and epidemiology of infections 2.
      • Immunisation theory, practice and available vaccines.
      • Malaria.

Support

All students are allocated a personal advisor. The personal advisor provides guidance and advice on practical aspects of completion of course work, and offers support if students if difficulties arise. In addition, library services, access to the course website and TRAVAX (the NHS online travel health website) are provided. Students also have access to online staff/student communication.

Foundation Certificate

Students must pass all four units for the completion certificate to be awarded. Work is assessed by the Travel Medicine Team and the certificate of completion is awarded by RCPSG.

Hardware Specifications

  • Students wishing to undertake this course must have the following:
    • Internet connection, preferably broadband, but 56k dial up modem is possible.
    • Internet Explorer Version 6 or higher.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 7.

Cost

The fee for term 2014 is £900 (UK and overseas). Expenses incurred during the residential components are additional.

For administrative information and applications please contact the course administrator:

Lesley Haldane, Courses Administrator
Address: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow. G2 5RJ Tel: 0141 241 6217/ 0141 241 6217
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Website: www.rcpsg.ac.uk

For more information on course content or suitability to undertake a course please contact the course
Honorary Clinical Registrar:
Ann McDonald, Courses Manager
Address: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow. G2 5RJ
Tel: 0141 227 32390141 227 3239
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Website: www.travelcourses.hps.scot.nhs.uk

Introductory Courses (TREC)

'TREC' (Travel Health Related Education and Care) courses are designed for registered health care professionals who are either new to the field of Travel Health Care or wishing to update and expand their current knowledge.

2 Day Travel Health and Vaccination Courses - Established in Jan. 2000, these popular travel health courses are organised throughout the year in various UK venues. Places are limited to a maximum of 25 per course to allow for informal discussion and sharing of ideas and issues. Please check our website for further information, current dates, and online booking forms. The courses are approved and supported by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

General Immunisation Study Day - A recent addition to the TREC programme, this RCN accredited study day has been developed in response to requests from health care professionals who require a general immunisation update (not travel vaccines). The day will include the topics recommended in the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training Guidance (adult vaccines only) and provide the opportunity to update annual CPR certification requirement. Open to any registered health care professional but will be of particular relevance to occupational health staff.

For more information about the above TREC courses -

Contact

Sheila Hall - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 01360 770 82901360 770 829

Website: www.TRECtravelhealth.co.uk

MSc Global Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

The MSc in Global Health is a full time, one year modular taught course, comprising 5 taught modules and a dissertation. The course adopts dynamic and interactive teaching methods, using case studies alongside current evidence and insights to faciltate students' understanding of global health issues.

Further details

Contact

Sarah Lou Bailey (Course Leader)

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Annual Residential Course (London)

A one week practical course in travel medicine organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with practical aspect undertaken at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. This course is designed primarily for general practitioners and practice nurses who provide a pre-travel health service. It aims to provide them with an opportunity to develop and update their knowledge and skills in travel medicine.

Contact

Ms Shabeo Chopra

Address: The Registry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7299 4648+44 (0) 20 7299 4648

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Website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/

Leeds Metropolitan University - Faculty of Health/Travel Health (Leeds)

This short course is designed for healthcare professionals seeking to undertake training in travel health. The module combines online distance learning, a study day and competency development in practice. The module can be taken as stand alone or used as part of our other clinical skills modules to create your skills passport and/or as part or our CPD scheme towards a complete award at certificate, diploma or degree level.

Further details

Contact

Course Administrator

Tel: 0113 81219270113 8121927

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Course Leader (Ann Sunderland)

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Membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (MFTM)

The Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow is pleased to announce the development of a new assessment. Success will provide the main route into Membership of the Faculty.

The examination is for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, principally pharmacists, who have been in whole time, or cumulative part time travel medicine practice for one year and who demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

The format of the examination is a multiple choice paper lasting 3 hours, including 100 single best answers and 100 extended matching item questions, and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) consisting of 15 stations.

Further information

Details and further information are available on the College website

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Expedition medicine courses

Expedition medicine UK courses

The aim is to provide aspiring and experience expedition doctors, nurses, paramedics and advanced medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members on an expedition medical team. 23.75 CME points

Keswick, Cumbria: Courses run in March and September each year

Plas y Brenin, Wales: Courses run in May each year

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Jungle medicine

The course aims to introduce participants to the practical skills required in a jungle environment, ranging from the treatment of snake bites to the identification of tropical diseases and the management of heat-related illness, in addition to survival skills. The course is based on the Pacuare River, Costa Rica. 20.5 CME

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Polar medicine

The course aims to give participants practical experience of managing the problems associated with extreme cold in addition to rescue and survival skills. The course is based in northern Norway during the Arctic winter. 20.5 CME

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