This course is designed to provide nurses and pharmacists involved in the delivery of travel health advice and vaccines with the knowledge and skills they need to provide safe and effective patient care.
Structure and content
The course will run over a full day with a travel health expert and will be delivered at De Montfort University.
- Risk Assessment
- The travel consultation
- How to keep up to date
- PGD’s & PSD’s
- Awareness of risk
- Bite Avoidance
- Zika Virus
Vaccine Preventable diseases:
Hepatitis A & B
Diphtheria Polio & Tetanus
By the end of the course delegates will be knowledgeable and confident in providing advice to patients wishing to undertake travel across the globe.
Who the course is for
Any individual wishing to offer travel health services or advice.
Recommended prior knowledge
This course is delivered by Cathy O’Malley – Travel Health Nurse Specialist
Teaching Travel Medicine is Cathy’s way of combining her passion for Travel Medicine with her enthusiasm to deliver high quality interactive teaching to practice nurses. She started by teaching small groups of practice nurses in GP surgeries on behalf of a pharmaceutical company, and by 2015 was a national speaker teaching study days all over the UK to groups of up to 90 practice nurses.
In 2015, Cathy became a freelance Travel Health Trainer and currently trains Practice Nurses in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. She also teaches Travel Health on the Practice Nurse course at De Montfort University in Leicester and on the Travel Medicine diploma course at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow.
Her enthusiasm and passion for Travel medicine is evident in her presentations. Her teaching style is interactive, engaging and motivational. Practice Nurses like being taught by someone who is still in a clinical role, the combination of her knowledge of Travel Medicine and its practical application with regards to patients appeals to them.
What our students say
Practise Nurses studying Travel Health in 2017 said:
Useful Scenarios from practice.
Resource signposting excellent!
Very enthusiastic and passionate about travel health which helps the learning / teaching.
Very passionate, stimulating and up to date.