Introduction to Travel Health

NCL Wide

Introduction to Travel Health

This two-day long interactive training session, delivered by a travel health nurse specialist via MS Teams, aims to help attendees:

  • understand the importance and process of risk assessment of the traveller/trip and how to apply this in practice
  • have a good general knowledge of travel vaccines, the diseases they prevent and how to be able to deliver appropriate preventative advice to the traveller
  • be aware of non-vaccine preventable diseases and topical issues in travel health, and to be able to provide evidence-based advice to travellers
  • understand how to access the most up-to-date resources for use in the travel consultation and to identify when it is appropriate to use them
  • be able to plan vaccination schedules for itineraries
  • have increased knowledge of global malaria and malaria in travellers returning to the UK
  • be able to identify which travellers are at higher risk of getting malaria and which are more likely to die from malaria, tailoring their advice to travellers accordingly
  • understand the principles of bite avoidance, malaria chemoprophylaxis and the importance of prompt malaria diagnosis
  • be able to deliver evidence-based advice to travellers about malaria prevention
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional issues in the travel consultation.

Course content includes:

  • the travel consultation
  • tools and resources
  • risk assessments
  • vaccine preventable diseases
  • non-vaccine preventable diseases
  • other health risks
  • case studies and scheduling of vaccines
  • legal aspects and responsibilities of the travel health practitioner
  • malaria
  • mosquito-borne diseases
  • the complex traveller
  • female genital mutilation (FGM) and the travel consultation
  • Covid-19 and advising travellers.

Attendees will require access to:

  • a computer, laptop, tablet, or iPad with a large screen (i.e. bigger than a phone) with working speakers and microphone in order to access the course
  • a separate mobile phone in order to participate in the interactive elements of the course
  • a good internet connection
  • an environment where they will not be disturbed, as they will need to be present for the whole course.

After the course, attendees will require a colleague to be their supervising practitioner in order to help them develop their skills in clinical practice and to assess their competency prior to undertaking travel consultations alone.

Attendees will also have to undertake an online evaluation upon completion of the course.


Day One — Full Day
Provided by NCL Training Hub

Wednesday, 24th May 2023 / 8.45am

Day one of the course.


Day Two — Full Day
Provided by NCL Training Hub

Thursday, 25th May 2023 / 8.45am

Day two of the course.