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Professional Diploma in Travel Health (ONLINE)

Professional Diploma in Travel Health (ONLINE)

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Study mode

Online

Duration

7 months

Start date

MAY

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Professional Diploma

Subject areas

Travel Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme Outline

The Diploma in Travel Health (DipTH) is awarded by LSTM as a Professional Diploma that aims to equip new experienced practitioners with knowledge, skills and competencies in travel health.

The programme provides a platform for confident practice through interactive online learning, an opportunity for reflection, and continuing professional development with subject specialists and peers. It 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 programme has been jointly developed by the LSTM and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), and is delivered through a series of four online modules, each with a corresponding summative assessment, culminating in a final online MCQ exam and written assessment.

This course aims to:

  • To enable practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based travel risk assessment.
  • To provide an opportunity for continuing professional development through interactive learning with subject specialists and peers.
  • To develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future.

Careers

The programme is designed to enhance participants' knowledge base, experience and competencies in the field of travel health to increase employment options through the travel health specialism.

Modules

The main aim of this module is to develop confident practice related to travel vaccination and provide an opportunity for reflection and continuing professional development through interactive learning with subject specialists and peers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

2,595

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

2,595

Entry requirements

Qualified health care professional; including: General Nurse, or Pharmacist, or Doctor, or travel/expedition medicine Medic. For those candidates where there is a requirement to register as a qualified health care professional in their country of practice, then the candidate must also be able to provide proof of registration. Students who have already successfully completed one/two of the existing modules within the last two years, and who wish to go on to complete the diploma, will be able to submit their assignment for the completed module(s) retrospectively (at the next available assessment date) and go on to complete the remaining modules and submit for the diploma. Students should have some previous experience of giving vaccinations/immunisations and ideally will have completed the national minimum standards for immunisation training for the country in which they are practising or will be undertaking this during their course of study for the Professional Diploma in Travel Health.