Designed as a part-time fully online programme, the course can be started at different points throughout the year, with the opportunity to sit for the final written assessment in either May or September. Consisting of four modules, the diploma is aimed at equipping both new and experienced practitioners in the development of their knowledge, skills and competencies in travel health.
Philippa Tubb, Managing Director of Well Travelled Clinics is the Director of Studies for the Diploma. She said: “LSTM already works closely with NaTHNaC and utilising all of that combined expertise we have devised a programme of study that will equip practitioners with the tools they need to continue their development through an interactive learning environment with some of the best specialists in the field.”
The course is open to registered doctors, nurses, pharmacists and travel and expedition health professionals who wish to further develop their travel risk assessment and problem-solving skills in clinical practice. The course is made up of four modules: Travel Vaccination Principles and Practice; Governance and Safety in Travel Health; Malaria Prevention in Travel Health; and Hazards in Travel Health, and it can be completed over 7-15 months in order to take the final examinations and be awarded the diploma.
Dr Rima Makarem, Chair of NaTHNaC, is keen to stress the benefit that the course can bring to professionals. She said: “The course has been designed to work alongside professional commitments and offers a unique opportunity to benefit from interaction withtravel health experts from the UK from any part of the world. We look forward to our first students beginning the modules, which will set them up to further develop their career in an exciting area of medicine.”