Travel Health: Epidemiology and Education of Health Professionals

CPD45m of CPD
First Published
Updated30 January 2018
Expires 14 February 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides basic information of common issues surrounding pre-travel departure and preparation. You are encouraged to seek further learning on this topic if you wish to undertake a broader comprehensive course in travel health.

Topics include:

  • Travel trends and statistics
  • Common diseases
  • Vulnerable travellers
  • Preparation of the travel health provider
  • Continuing education and resources
  • Documentation

Target audience

Health professionals who are counselling patients about pre-travel health strategies, including registered nurses in areas such as paediatrics and general practice, as well as midwives and Nurse Practitioners.


The purpose of this Course is to further your understanding of the epidemiology of travel-related diseases in the South-East Asia region, as well as associated responsibilities.


Australians travel overseas for a variety of reasons; increasingly nurses are part of the preparation of these travellers.

Knowing what subjects to discuss for preventative health strategies is important, particularly in special populations.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your knowledge of immediate travel-related disease risks to inform and prepare travellers for their trip to South East Asia
  • Create a learning plan of how to ensure your counselling and knowledge can be kept up-to-date for those who want to engage in pre-travel preparation

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Portrait of Lani Ramsey
Lani Ramsey

Lani Ramsey is a Travel Health Consultant Nurse Practitioner. She has a Certificate of Travel Health, a Certificate of Immunisation/Nurse Immuniser, a Diploma of Travel Medicine and also has a Masters of Advanced Clinical Practice. See Educator Profile