Title: Travellers Health
Keywords: Tropical medicine
Disease prevention & control
Country: Switzerland
Institution: Switzerland - Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel
Course coordinator: Dr. Andreas Neumayr
Date start: 2018-01-21
Date end: 2018-01-25
About duration and dates: one week
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
ECTS credit points: 1.5 ECTS credits
30 hours lectures, 15 hours self-directed learning total 45 hours student investment time.
Language: English

At the end of this module participants should be able
• to critically appraise the essential aspects of advice for travellers going abroad, i.e. general issues (transport-related disorders, climatic and hygiene issues, behavioural matters, insurance and repatriation possibilities), animal hazards, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria and dengue prevention, and vaccinations.
• to provide special advice for particular risk groups, i.e. children, pregnant women, long-term expatriates, immune-compromised and chronically ill travellers, and the elderly.
• to communicate the relevant self-treatment issues during travel with regard to diarrhoeal and respiratory tract disorders, skin problems and fever.
• to triage the most commonly observed disorders among returning travellers, i.e. geographically targeted differential diagnosis of fever, diarrhoeal diseases, skin lesions and peripheral blood
Assessment Procedures:
A multiple choice (MC), open-book examination based on the contents of all interventions will take place at the end of the course on all topics of the course (2 hours exam)

If a student should fail any of the components they are allowed to resit the assessment once.
Pre-travel advice: goals of travel medicine, risk analysis, vaccinations, vector borne diseases prophylaxis, special risk groups, efforts to harmonize and standardize travel medicine,
information tools, communication information.

Health problems abroad: risk factors and common health problems during travel and their management

The returning traveller: differential diagnosis of travel-related diseases (fever, diarrhoea, skin disorders, eosinophilia) and their diagnostic and therapeutic approach.
Lectures, discussions, individual reading
English requirements: TOEFL paper 550 / computer 213 / internet 79 – 80 or IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or completed higher education in English (with written proof)
Maximum number of students: 35
First come first serve
CHF 1200, tropEd CHF 1000
Scholarships: None
Major changes since initial accreditation:

In general no major changes over the last years, however fine tuning according the feedback of participants and changes in travellers health priorities did take place.
Student evaluation:

The participants evaluation is very positive on content and educational approach. Details about participant satisfaction are available in the course secretariat.
Lessons learned:

Concise teaching including practical aspects of advice and skills are essential for the participants
tropEd accreditation:

Accredited in Berlin 1998. Re-accredited in March 2005 and October 2011. Half year extension has been accepted in Amsterdam 2016. Re-accredited in June 2017. This accreditation is valid until June 2022.
Email Address: courses@swisstph.ch
Date Of Record Creation: 2012-01-12 10:00:54 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2012-01-12 16:10:16 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2017-07-06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2018-06-25 14:41:55 (W3C-DTF)

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