RCPSG 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 course is delivered at postgraduate level and carries 120 credit points at SCQF Level 11 reflecting this (subject to pending approval by Glasgow Caledonian University).
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 31 January 2022 with a week of learning and, due to COVID restrictions, this first week will be remotely delivered.
The second residential is planned to take place from Monday 17 October 2022 to Friday 21 October 2022 and will be face-to-face in the UK (Glasgow).
Given the uncertainties around travel that currently exist, it will be possible for delegates to choose to join the residential remotely using a blended learning approach. We highly recommend face-to-face attendance for the best learning experience. We cannot guarantee some of the interactive sessions will be open to remote participation. In this situation pre-recorded materials would be made available as an alternative.
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.
Once accepted onto the course, a deposit of approximately 10% of the course fee will be due to hold your place on the course. The remaining payment will be made over two further instalments, one due by 31 December 2021 and the other in Summer 2022.
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 or an international equivalent) 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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