MSc-PgDip-PgCert International and Travel Health

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally one of the following • an honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent overseas degree, in a relevant subject • a professional qualification of equal standing • at least five years’ experience in a travel health-related position. We normally expect you to be in relevant employment. You must be proficient in English, typically shown by IELTS level 6.0 or 235 on TOEFL or equivalents for non-native English speakers.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert International and Travel Health
  • Course description
    This course is for all health and social care practitioners involved in promoting health and treatments associated with international travel. It is by distance/assisted learning.

    You must attend the University for a two and a half day induction and then two assessment weekends each semester. You normally attend the two day induction course plus one Saturday at the end of each semester for assessments.

    The increase in international travel creates a global public health problem. Infectious diseases account for half the deaths in tropical areas, where antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem.

    The ability to move rapidly from one country to another for work or social reasons means the spread of such diseases has never been easier. The potential of bioterrorism spreading infection has become an obvious threat in recent years.

    Healthcare practitioners need to be aware of, and able to respond to, the major health problems that have so many far reaching social and economic implications.

    This course looks at international travel and addresses its social and health-related impact. It examines the necessary responses and increased risks associated with international travel.

    You take four 15 credit modules to gain the postgraduate certificate. This gives you a foundation in the significance of risk factors concerning infection, particularly those associated with travel, epidemiological and public health issues. You can then progress to a more specialised postgraduate diploma and on completion of a dissertation, to a masters award.

    Associated careers

    You gain knowledge and expertise that improves your career prospects as a professional in a wide range of areas including • medical practitioners • environmental health officers • social services • pharmaceutical and travel industries • paramedics • security services.

    Course content

    Certificate level
    international public health and epidemiology • international diseases 1 • international diseases 2 • healthy travelling

    Diploma level – core modules
    • advanced tourism health • professional travel health

    Diploma level – two options from
    • sports health • tuberculosis • hepatitis B and C • malaria and other vector-borne diseases • sexual health • HIV/AIDS • bioterrorism and emerging and re-emerging diseases

    MSc level
    • research methods • work-based learning module • dissertation

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