In collaboration with Dr. Fawziah Marra Lalji, we are pleased to offer an online training program on travel medicine for pharmacists.
The BCPhA Travel Medicine Program builds on the knowledge from the basic immunization competency program, with a much greater focus on diseases and conditions related to travel. The goal of this course is to prepare you to write the ISTM certification exam, and it will equip you to conduct pre-travel risk assessments, provide travel advice around prevention, immunization, chemoprophylaxis, and self-treatment, as well as recognize post-travel infections and refer to specialists or emergency care when necessary. More information about the ISTM Certificate in Travel Health can be found on the ISTM website.
This program consists of 10 modules, with short quizzes at the end of each module, followed by a 73-question multiple choice exam. The course modules are as follows:
|1||Course||Introduction to the course & module set up||10 min|
||Travel Trends||Travel statistics & World Health Organization - International Health Regulations||20 min
||Epidemiology (patterns, studies, causes of disease) of travel-related illnesses
||The Immune system||Immunology
||Part 1: Food, and water-borne
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
Travellers' diarrhea and dehydration
||Part 2: Person to person contact
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
| 2 hrs
||Part 3: Vector associated
Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), Sleeping Sickness
Leishmeniasis - Cutaneous
Leishmaniasis - Visceral
Trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease (American)
West Nile virus
Viral hemorrhagic fever
||Bites and Stings
||Bites and Stings Management
Sun burn, heat and sun stroke
||Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Travel
Part 3: Post-travel
Common post-travel fever and symptoms, RTI, SSTI, Eosinophilia
||Different types of vaccines
Storage, vaccination techniques (IM, ID, SC), reconstitution
Management of anaphylaxis
Requirements when providing a vaccination (Lot number, expiry date etc.)
Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS)
Long Term Traveller
Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR)
|11||Assessment||Final Assessment||1 hr|
About the Author
Dr. Fawziah Marra Lalji (BSc (Pharm.), ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP) is a professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC since 1996. She also runs a research program on health outcomes and epidemiology associated with communicable diseases, and has practiced infectious diseases pharmacotherapy within both the hospital sector and at the BC Centre for Disease Control.
PLEASE ALLOW FOR 1-2 BUSINESS DAYS FOR COURSE ACTIVATION AFTER PURHCASE.
Member price: $550 and non-member price: $900. Once your enrollment for this course is complete, you will receive an enrollment email to confirm the course availability.