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191950 - Best Practice in Travel Medicine & Related Vaccines

  • : Online

This intensive training course immerses participating GPs and Practice Nurses in the vast world of travel medicine in a practical and accessible way providing fundamental knowledge required to provide safe, best practice advise to traveling patients.

Relevance to General Practice

International travel continues to rise and with it, the increased exposure of Australians to foreign, remote and "exotic" locations where serious conditions we rarely see in Australia, might be prevalent.
More and more GPs are faced with patients needing travel advice, including travel vaccines and other prophylactic measure.
The field of travel medicine changes quickly and not a lot of formal training opportunities are available for GPs and the practice team to get a good grasp of the fundamental principles of assessment and best practice in this are.
This course aims to provide such a framework and foundation.

Learning outcomes
  • List the most important vaccines, current practice guidelines and tools needed for a thorough travel consult.
  • Perform a pre-travel assessment and provide evidence-based advice that is specific to meet individual patient needs.
  • Describe strategies to stay up to date with changes in recommendations for vaccination advice in traveling patients.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Travel medicine
    191950 - Best Practice in Travel Medicine & Related Vaccines
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    3 hrs
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    6 cpd
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