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Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine (PGCertTravMed)

  • Graduate Certificate

Because of the increasing number and complexity of international travel and travellers there is a requirement for a group of health practitioners to obtain special skills in this area.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
PGCertTravMed

About this course

Because of the increasing number and complexity of international travel and travellers there is a requirement for a group of health practitioners to obtain special skills in this area. The Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine (PGCertTravMed) is a nationally recognised qualification for health professionals who wish to practise in the field of travel medicine. The certificate lays the foundation for excellent travel medicine practice. Graduates of the programme will develop skills enabling them to appropriately advise and manage travellers both pre and post travel. They will have an understanding of the nature of travel medicine, the core principles of the pre-travel consultation (including risk assessment) and where to access up to date resources. The pre-travel health needs of specific populations will be addressed, including (but not limited to) children, pregnant women, the immunosuppressed, those visiting friends and relatives and adventure travellers. Advising on vaccine preventable diseases and the use of vaccines is included as is the prevention of many travel-health risks including vector, food and waterborne illnesses. Students come from differing professional backgrounds (including medical, nursing and pharmacy), as a consequence of this interprofessional nature of the course, the graduate will learn skills with respect to their individual disciplines The Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine (PGCertTravMed) is available through Distance Learning.

Study locations

Dunedin