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Links 1 through 8 of 8 by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) tagged Medical Diploma

The Diploma in Travel Medicine (DipTravMed) course is delivered through a blended e-learning approach and is completed over one full calendar year. The diploma is provided by the Faculty of Travel Medicine and is awarded to health professionals who successfully complete all three modules of this multidisciplinary course.

The DipTravMed is suitable to health professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists or allied health professionals who are working in a relevant field and wishing to enhance their specialist knowledge

"To provide suitably qualified and motivated health professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can accurately and safely advise intending travellers on all aspects of travel hazards that may directly or indirectly affect their health and to increase the student’s awareness of the implications of illness in the returned traveller and the effects of travel on the host countries".

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Programme overview:
Providing clinical care in remote locations has its own unique challenges and requires specialist knowledge and skills. This course delivered online at a distance, provides an opportunity for practising remote health professionals to gain a postgraduate qualification in this emerging specialty.

Programme aims:
The main aim of the programme is to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous, locations the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach.

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Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Military Medic, Community Responders & Students

BASICS is an association of health care professionals, who undertake additional training as immediate care practitioners. The members provide their services in support of the statutory or voluntary ambulance services

BASICS offers a variety of pre-hospital courses approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Faculty of Pre-hospital Care that can take the novice to Diploma standard.

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This course is intended for nurses and midwives who have travelled or worked in developing countries, or who hope to do so. There are 65 places available.

The course aims to provide nurses and midwives with knowledge of the causes, prevention and treatment of major tropical diseases, through lectures and practical laboratory sessions. Nurses and midwives should also gain an insight into primary health care in developing countries; learn to maximize care with minimum resources, and understand the importance of promoting health through prevention rather than cure.

The course may cover a range of global health topics including: Anaemia and Sickle cell disease; Epidemiology; Immunology; Immunisation; Intestinal infection; Leprosy; Mother & child health; Medical anthropology; Nutrition; Parasitology; Refugees; Training traditional birth attendants; Tropical skin conditions; War wounds, and Water & sanitation.

The Diploma course consists of lectures covering tropical diseases and topics s

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The courses combine core modules on the economics and politics of global health (including such topics as global health diplomacy, trade and health and migration), global environmental change, and key issues in global health policy (such as access to medicines, virus sharing and tobacco control). The courses are aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. They will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies.

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This is a 12 week programme run each year between January and end of March and organised by the Maternal & Newborn Health Unit at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in partnership with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

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Programme Objectives

To provide humanitarian workers with the awareness, understanding and skills essential for effective action as individuals and as members of a team.

To identify and promote standards of good practice in humanitarian responses.

To encourage cooperation and dialogue between governmental, non-governmental, national and international agencies involved in humanitarian action.

To examine strategies for early warning and prevention of humanitarian crises.
To create a more effective synergy between emergency humanitarian interventions and programmes promoting sustainable development.

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Programme Outline
This programme is particularly useful for physicians who have trained in medicine in a developed country but intend to practise in the tropics. It is also useful for physicians already practising in developing countries who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other health problems and for doctors in developed countries who need to diagnose and manage imported infections. It is recognised as fulfilling part of the requirements for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate in Travel Medicine.

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