ABC of Travel Health - Discounted rate for BGTHA Members
The ABC of Travel Health is an e-learning course on the basic elements for travel health advisors The course is intended as an introduction or refresher for doctors, nurses and pharmacists who may not wish or be able to take part in other training courses. It can be undertaken in your own time and at your own pace on computer, tablet or smartphone.
It consists of 10 mini-courses which can be undertaken in any order. These cover Information Gathering, Risk Assessment, Prevention of Illness in Travellers including Vaccinations and Malaria Prophylaxis, Travellers with Special Needs, Managing Illness Abroad and on Return, and Setting up and Running a Travel Clinic both in the NHS and privately. Each mini-course contains self-assessment questions with immediate feedback on the answers. A certificate is available on completion for annual appraisals and revalidation purposes.
The course comes with a recommended number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points as awarded by the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
To register for the course, please click here and remember all BGTHA members are entitled to a discount when using the coupon code available from the members area.
International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Applications are now open for the next intake of the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine – a post-graduate course, fully credit rated by Glasgow Caledonian University.
This course provides a mix of distance and taught learning, with residential weeks based in Glasgow, Glenmore Lodge (Cairngorm Mountains), Dartington Hall (Devon), and the Atlas Mountains (Marrakech), and gives healthcare professionals a unique opportunity to develop their skills in extreme and challenging environments.
Full details about the course are available on our website: https://rcpsg.ac.uk/diploma-in-expedition-and-wilderness-medicine
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232 - 242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ
T + 44 (0)141 227 3240 | F + 44 (0)141 221 1804
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 -
Tel: 01360 770 82901360 770 829
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.
Sarah Lou Bailey (Course Leader)
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.
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
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.
Tel: 0113 81219270113 8121927
Course Leader (Ann Sunderland)
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.
Details and further information are available on the College website
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
Desert medicine course
Days are spent in the field learning essential medical and survival skills and there are also evening lectures. The course is based in Damaraland situated between the Namib Desert, the Kalahari, Ovamboland and the Skeleton Coast. 10-20 CPD points.
Diving and marine medicineA 6 day course with practical sessions including day and night dives. The course is based on Kuramathi Island, Maldives. 20.25 CME.
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
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