Travel Medicine, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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.


Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The School is partnered by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in providing education in Travel medicine.

The short course has been run for 14 years and over 1000 students from around the world have benefited from the course. The course will run for five consecutive days (Monday to Friday). Teaching will be by staff from the Department of Infectious & Tropical Diseases at the School, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and invited external speakers eminent in the field of travel medicine and infectious diseases.

The course aims to make students aware of:

  • the role of practitioners in protecting the health of the traveller
  • major risks associated with travel
  • appropriate methods including vaccines and chemoprophylaxis for reducing and managing travel associated illness and hazards
  • training in risk assessment and communicating risks to travellers
  • communication skills to enhance their abilities as educators
  • the role of information technology in travel medicine


The course is registered for 30 CPD credits from the Royal College of Physicians. There will be no formal examination or assessment, but a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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
  • Animal borne diseases and envenomation
  • Traveller’s Diarrhoea

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 Full Programme

  • GBP 1080 International
  • GBP 1080 EU/EEA


One scholarship for a doctor or nurse from South America, Central America, Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia has been made available by IAMAT – International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers. Preference will be given to practitioners with knowledge in travel medicine.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.