Travel Medicine Masterclass

The Travel Medicine Masterclass aims to provide practical guidance on management of travellers before and after travel, with a focus on pre-travel vaccines, management of malaria chemoprophylaxis, and other common travel-associated health issues.

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Course dates

12 & 13 May 2022

Course delivery

In person, at:
Monash Public Health
and Preventive Medicine
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Cost

$1,100 incl. GST per day

10% discount for Students / Monash staff / Monash alumni / Alfred staff / VHA members

Program contact

shortcourses.depm@monash.edu

Phone: +61 3 9903 0289

Terms and Conditions

This course will focus on practical management aspects of common pre-travel health care issues. It will include discussion of indications for travel vaccines; management of travellers’ diarrhea and malaria chemoprophylaxis; and aspects of non-infectious issues such as jet lag and altitude medicine. It will also include cases focusing on how to approach the unwell returned traveller.

Learning outcomes

  1. Revise current evidence-based information on pre-travel advice and travel-related health issues
  2. Identify training needs in respect to pre-travel advice and travel-related health issues
  3. Plan and complete a comprehensive pre-travel health assessment
  4. Provide individualised vaccine recommendations to travellers
  5. Provide individualised malaria chemoprophylaxis recommendations to travellers
  6. Identify contraindications and precautions to administering live vaccines, with a particular focus on yellow fever vaccine
  7. Identify the process for getting and maintaining designated yellow fever vaccine provider status
  8. Assess and manage non-infectious travel-related issues with travellers
  9. Provide advice regarding prevention and management of travellers’ diarrhoea and other travel-associated illnesses
  10. Apply current and new travel medicine knowledge to range of clinical case scenarios

Course outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to travel medicine
  • Travellers' diarrhoea
  • Vaccines
  • Vector-borne risks (excl. malaria)
  • Case studies

Day 2

  • Malaria
  • Non-infectious risks
  • High risk travellers: pregnancy, immunosuppressed
  • Unwell returned travellers
  • Case studies

Who should attend?

This course is designed for GPs, nurses, infectious disease trainees, and other health professionals providing pre- and/or post-travel healthcare to travellers.

Accreditation

Travel Medicine Masterclass is endorsed by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity worth 40 CPD points.

Course directors

Scholar testimonials

Excellent course. Really informative, well delivered and will enable me to provide better care and advice to my patients.
 
Very informative lectures with outstanding speakers. I learnt a lot and will recommend to colleagues.
 
Loved the relaxed and interactive format. Great presenters – relevant to everyday work and practical advice.

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