The 25th Swiss International Short Course on Travellers’ Health

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The 25th Swiss International Short Course on Travellers’ Health 21 January – 25 January 2019 at the Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland
The 25th Swiss International Short Course on Travellers’ Health: The Travellers’ Health course prepares health professionals and travel industry staff to give relevant health information to travellers and to assess travel-related problems occurring during and after travel, with a special focus on tropical diseases. At the end of the course, participants will be able to provide up-to-date information in travel medicine. This includes preventive pre-travel advice, including immunizations and other aspects during travel, appropriate risk assessment and behaviour during travel and management of travel-related diseases based on individual and epidemiological features.
This course is supported by WHO, TropNet and the Swiss Society of Tropical and Travel Medicine.
Course aims
The certificate course «Travellers’ Health» aims at preparing the participants to provide relevant information for travellers and to assess travel related problems occurring during travel and after their return with a special focus on tropical diseases. The general objectives are to provide up-to-date information in travel medicine with regard to: – Preventive pre-travel advice including immunizations and other aspects during travel – Appropriate risk assessment and behaviour during travel – Management of travel related diseases based on individual and epidemiological features.
Structure
The course consists of three parts: 1. Pre-travel advice: Goals of travel medicine, risk analysis, vaccinations, vector borne disease prophylaxis, special risk groups, efforts to harmonize and standardize travel advice, information tools, communicating information. 2. Health problems abroad: Risk factors and common health problems during travel and their management. 3. The returning traveller: Differential diagnosis of travel-related diseases (fever, diarrhoea, skin disorders, eosinophilia), management of imported diseases.
Evaluation and Certification
A multiple choice question test at the end will be used to assess the individual performance of the participants. Certificates confirming successful completion and /or attendance will be issued. Within the tropEd Master of International Health curriculum this course counts for 1.5 credit points (ECTS). 27.5 CME Credits are granted (FMH)
Course fee
The total course fee is CHF 1200.–. For students registered as tropEd Master student at a tropEd home institution the course fee is CHF 1000.–. The fee must be paid 4 weeks before the start of the course. This sum includes the registration fee of CHF 100.– which is due at the time of acceptance. If a participant does not attend the course, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. If cancellation of attendance is less than 4 weeks before beginning of the course an additional fee of CHF 350.– will be charged.
Participants
The course is open to medical doctors, senior nursing staff, pharmacists and other health professionals, but also to travel industry staff with a strong interest in travel medicine. Applicants within the tropEd Masters Programme must give a short overview over their previous MIH-studies; the course counts for 1.5 ECTS. The number of participants is limited to 40; the course language is English.
Contact address
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Course Secretariat, Socinstrasse 57 P. O. Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland T: + 41 61 284 82 80, F: + 41 61 284 81 06 courses@swisstph.ch, www.swisstph.ch

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