Travel Medicine, Short Course

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  • 5 days
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  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #151 ,
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is an internationally renowned research-led postgraduate medical school which provides a national and international focus for collaboration in teaching and research where clinical, population, laboratory and social sciences are integrated to address the broad issues of health.
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The strength of these disciplines, combined in a single institution and tightly linked by a common mission, creates a unique multidisciplinary environment for teaching, training and research.

Studying at the School gives students access to a wealth of knowledge, to the expertise of the staff and to unparalleled benefits gained from contact with people from very diverse backgrounds and nations. The diversity of the School's students and staff is exceptional; 2,300 Masters and Research students come from 122 countries and staff from 40 countries. Teaching and training are carried out by dedicated staff who are leaders in their fields and have considerable links with key universities and research institutions around the world, together with extensive academic, practical and international experience.

The School was one of the very first institutions to undergo an institutional audit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). This method examines management of the quality of educational programmes and the standards of the degrees awarded, in the institution as a whole and in selected subject areas. LSHTM was awarded the highest grade, expressed as a level of confidence, in all these aspects.

The excellence of the School's research has been confirmed as it has been ranked one of the top 3 research institutions in the country in the Times Higher Education's 'table of excellence', which is based on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The RAE is a peer review exercise to grade all research activities at academic institutions.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine won the 2009 Gates Award for Global Health established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has received $1 million in prize money. The award is in recognition of a major and lasting contribution to the field of global health.


The November 2015 course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 30 category 1 (external) CPD credits.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level

Programme Structure

The course will cover a range of topics pertinent to the everyday practice of travel medicine, including:

  • Principles of travel medicine;
  • Accessing travel health information;
  • Consultation and communication skills;
  • Vulnerable travellers;
  • Accidents and repatriation;
  • Vaccines in practice;
  • Fitness to travel;
  • Medico-legal issues;
  • Preparing the long term traveller;
  • Issues in malaria prophylaxis;
  • Vector-borne disease;
  • Deep vein thrombosis in travel, and
  • Food & waterborne disease.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

The course is open to registered medical practitioners, registered nurses and other health care professionals with an interest in Travel Medicine.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 1070 International
  • GBP 1070 EU/EEA


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