Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine
This course has been designed in line with the Faculty of Travel Medicine’s publications 'Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service' and 'Recommendations for the Practice of Travel Medicine'.
The aim of this course is to develop and support healthcare professionals in their role as travel medicine practitioners. It offers an academic base that assists individuals to become autonomous and reflective practitioners in the delivery of travel medicine services.
The content and level of this course facilitates growth of higher audit processes in developing cognitive, leadership and practical skills. This will enhance travel medicine practitioners’ practice, by enabling them to make sound judgements and apply best clinical practice or evidence-based theory to support their decision making. This will ultimately support client care, in situations prone to rapid change and subsequently, improve travellers’ health.
Course duration and intakes
This course consists of 8 postgraduate modules delivered over a period of 18 months. The course will be delivered by specialists in the travel medicine field using a blended model of two residential elements and online interactive learning. Students will be expected to attend and contribute to online educational and peer support platforms. Cohort one will begin on 18 October 2021 and due to COVID restrictions, the first residential in October 2021 will be remotely delivered.
The second residential will take place from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July 2022 and will be face-to-face in the UK (Glasgow) unless restrictions indicate that this cannot go ahead. The residential will take place remotely if UK conditions prevent in-person delivery. At present, we are not offering a hybrid option and delegates should expect to attend in person for this residential. We are however alert to the possibility of international travel restrictions and hybrid will be considered based on the pandemic situation nearer the time. If you are concerned about your ability to travel in 2022, you may choose to apply for a later cohort.
The course fee for the Diploma is £4,395 and this will include Affiliate Membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine, and access to TRAVAX for the duration of the course.
Full payment of the course fee is required on acceptance of application. However, in some cases, an alternative payment plan may be agreed, with a deposit on acceptance of application and the remaining balance within 8 weeks of the confirmed start date of that cohort.
Entry and Language Requirements
You are required to hold a UK Bachelor’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) or Postgraduate Qualification in an appropriate health related subject or hold an equivalent international qualification from a recognised Higher Educational Institute.
Each application is assessed on an individual basis and consideration will also be given to other academic and vocational qualifications. However, non-graduate applicants may be required to undertake a set course of study to demonstrate academic ability at postgraduate level.
All applicants must hold Professional Registration (e.g with the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council or the General Pharmaceutical Council) and evidence sufficient professional or practice based travel medicine experience as a Travel Health professional.
Applicants with English as a second language will be assessed for suitability during the application process. Further information including the scores required in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), TEOFL or an equivalent English Language qualification can be found in the course brochure.
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible for admission to Membership of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (MFTM). Those who are non-members will be offered complimentary Affiliate Membership for one year and access to TRAVAX for the duration of the course.
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