Travel Health (optional) Credit Points: 15 Aims The aims of this module are to enable students to . . .

 Year 4 Semester A

Code: 7PHA1027 2013/2014

provide the scientific and practical knowledge required to advise accurately and safely on all aspects of travel-associated problems in pre-travel advice, supply of medicines and medically related products and responding to symptoms on return. promote the role of the pharmacist in travel health for the majority of types of traveller and types of travel

Learning Outcomes Knowledge and Understanding: Successful students will typically . . .     Critically review from a scientific and practice perspective identified risks of travel Critically evaluate current evidence-based information in relation to travel Understand and respond to symptoms in returning travellers and be able to refer appropriately Evaluate the role of the pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist in travel health

Skills and Attributes: Successful students will typically ...   Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and communicate travel health plans for diverse types of traveller and types of travel Recommend, employ and advise on the storage and formulation of pharmaceutical products

Brief description The aims of this module are to give the student advanced understanding of scientific and practical knowledge in all elements of travel health. The module will cover the role of the pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist in travel health promotion and prevention of illness. Students will develop an understanding of key issues encountered in travel health and the needs of and being able to offer advice to special groups of travellers. The course content will include (but is not limited to) risks of travel in different countries, management of existing medical conditions during travel and responding to symptoms in the returning traveller. Students will also gain an understanding on how to manage travel for recreational, humanitarian, educational, business and religious purposes. Students will cover communication and interpersonal skills in role play and case studies scenarios. Project work on offering effective advice on travel related scenarios will be demonstrated by students via group presentations. Students will critically evaluate the importance of travel

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kravitz@herts.walker@herts.uk a.ac.murnane@herts.want@herts.ac.uk s. Business opportunities in community pharmacy are included in the module such as private travel health clinics. Module Co-ordinator: Mrs Susanna Mason Core Module Teaching Team: Dr Raheelah Ahmad Dr Zoe Aslanpour Mrs Jelena Delic Dr Stewart Kirton Ms Laura Kravitz Dr Darragh Murnane Dr Richard O’Neill Prof.ahmad2@herts.ac. private PGD's and promotion of travel related sales within professional boundaries.uk j.c.kirton3@herts.ac.ac.oneill@herts.uk r.aslanpour@herts.2.uk Page 2 of 10 .uk l.b.ac.ac.ac.uk F.uk d.uk z.ac.health and key issues encountered.uk c. Fabrizio Schifano Ms Nina Walker Mrs Anne Want (VL) r.Schifano@herts.ac.delic@herts.

Timetable. (Intended as a guide only and is subject to change) Week number Week 9 Malaria lecture SM 2 hr Environmental hazards SM 1 hr The role of the Pharmacist SM 1 hr Public Health and Travel ZA 3hr Insect Repellents Hazards caused by Illicit drug use in travel SM sun and heat NW FS 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr Pharmaceutics of Food and water hygiene Sunscreens DM JD 1 hr 2 hr Pharmaceutics of vaccinations Assessment DM preparation 2 hr SM 1 hr Week 10 Week 9-10 Week 18 Week 19 Malaria Practice Workshop Insect Borne Diseases SM Presentations SM 3hr 1 hr Traveller’s Diarrhoea Workshop The business traveller and advances in malaria AW prevention 2 hr AW 2 hr First Aid and Air Vaccinations – Vaccination workshop Travel Problems public health SM SM 1 hr RA 1 hr 2 hr Mass Gatherings / Communicable Tropical Diseases Diseases On-line workshop 2hr On-line workshop 2hr Travel and Mental Health Revision session LK SM 3hr 1 hr Travelling with chronic conditions Student presentations SM. RON 4hr Returning traveller UV Skin Damage SM Dr Rachel Haywood 3hr 1 hr Venoms and Toxins Part 1 SK 3hr Venoms and Toxins Part 2 SK 3hr Page 3 of 10 .

long-answer questions. workshops and directed learning. The breakdown of coursework marks (total 50%) is as follows:   Essay 40% PBL assessment 10% Deadlines for summative coursework submission/completion Coursework and Tests Essay PBL assessment Deadline Friday week 19 week 18 Feedback Feedback on the assignments will be provided by course tutors either in class or via studynet. The examination will be comprised of two sections. Page 4 of 10 . The examination will be an unseen paper two hours in duration and may cover all aspects of the module including. The second section contains three structured. The first section contains MCQ questions. all of which must be attempted. lectures. of which you must attempt all three. Please do so. A mock test paper will be available on StudyNet later in the Semester. to the member of staff responsible for teaching a particular subject. please consult the module co-ordinator. please note past papers will not be released. Revision Sessions Students should be prepared to raise any questions they wish on any aspect of the curriculum. If you are unsure to whom you should address your questions. in the first instance.Assessment of the module The main assessed components in the module are: Exam: Coursework: 50% of the module marks 50% of the module marks A pass is required in ALL components of the module.

you must communicate details to the University together with appropriate evidence. Full guidance can be found in your Programme Handbook and in the A . giving reasons for your lack of attendance. If there are Serious Adverse Circumstances that have affected your assessment(s). Consult your practical/workshop booklet and bring it with you to the class. at risk. Marked work will be returned as specified in the student handbook after the final submission date. the University will not normally accept a claim of serious adverse circumstances in respect of that assessment. put their progression to the next level. The details of assignments and the means of submitting the completed work will be available on the Module StudyNet site. you will risk FAILURE of the module by not attending practicals or unsatisfactorily completing exercises.Attendance and performance in classes Attendance at practicals. Late submission of up to 1 week will result in a maximum mark of a pass grade.Z Guide on StudyNet Page 5 of 10 . the module co-ordinator may be able to arrange your attendance at a subsequent running of the session or ask you to do alternative work. If you have a legitimate reason for missing the session. i. Unsatisfactory completion of the summative assignments will result in a reduction of 5 percentage points from the % coursework mark. despite such circumstances. using the form provided by your School. You should read the University’s guidance on Serious Adverse Circumstances before you sit/submit an assessment. you decide to sit/submit an assessment. If you miss a class it is your responsibility to contact the module co-ordinator immediately by e-mail in an appropriate manner.e. Thus. 2. as a result. While we insist on full attendance. Serious Adverse Circumstances 'Serious adverse circumstances' are significant circumstances beyond a student’s control that would have affected the student’s ability to perform to their full potential if they were to submit or attend assessments at the appointed time. It is essential to prepare for all classes and to be prepared to contribute to them. You are strongly encouraged to submit assignments as soon as possible. students have failed modules because of this penalty and. Your record of attendance will be taken into account at the Board of Examiners when deciding your grade. for each omission i.e. your mark for this particular component will be capped at the minimum pass mark for this unit (50%). In the past.5 percentage points from the overall module mark. and even their degree. If you miss a formative session (laboratory or workshop) without good reason you will be deducted 5% of your final coursework mark. Extensions must be requested from the Programme Tutor or Associate Head of Department. If you miss a summative practical class without good reason you will be awarded a zero mark for that component. If you do not submit a non-summative assessment without good reason you will be deducted 5% of your final coursework mark. you must attend at least 75% of these practicals/workshops in order to meet the required learning outcomes and be able to pass the module. workshops and seminars is compulsory. If.

summative assessment NSA .Summary Table of Independent Directed Learning Week Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Title Lectures Workshops Workshops Essay PBL assessment Examination Staff Requirement Preparation/ reading Preparation Post workshop tasks Preparation Preparation Preparation X hrs* (guideline) 1-2 hours per lecture 1-2 hours per workshop 1-2 hours per workshop 20 hrs 5 hrs 25 hrs Assessed SA NSA       * We would normally expect you to spend approximately X hours directed study on this aspect in addition to your regular independent study on this module SA .compulsory but not summative assessment Page 6 of 10 .

Evaluate the role of the pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist in travel health. Recommend. Understand and respond to symptoms in returning travellers and be able to refer appropriately. employ and advise on the storage and formulation of pharmaceutical products. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and communicate travel health plans for diverse types of traveller and types of travel. Critically evaluate current evidence-based information in relation to travel. Essay PBL assessment   Exam             Page 7 of 10 .The relationship between learning outcomes and assessment Learning Outcomes Critically review from a scientific and practice perspective identified risks of travel.

if you have any questions or suggestions you can use the Feedback site. at its discretion. where there is insufficient student demand. or e-mail the module team members directly. (b) not to offer options. other assessment offences and advice on how to avoid committing such breaches of the regulations are given in the Student Handbook. plagiarism. Module Information contains module guide. Full descriptions of collusion. etc.COLLUSION AND PLAGIARISM Students are reminded that collusion and plagiarism constitute academic misconduct. Class Discussion is the site you can express your views and ask questions publicly. You should check the module site at least weekly. Module News gives you up-to-date information. and for any reason. and in particular: (a) to make changes to syllabuses and modules for reasons including meeting technological or academic developments or employers' requirements particularly in specialist options. timetables. Communication All communication concerning this module will be via StudyNet. The information given in this module guide is believed correct at the time of going to press. but the Faculty reserves the right. Page 8 of 10 . electronic absence form. specialism or elective modules within a scheme of study. Teaching Materials is the site where some lecture notes can be found. results of tests. Students should be aware that academic penalties are applied in such cases and when appropriate the University’s disciplinary procedures are initiated. to make changes to the guide without prior notice.

uk/en/travel-andliving-abroad/travel-advice-by-country World Health Organisation International Travel and Health http://www.uk/topics and Clinical Knowledge Summaries http://www.y=12 National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) www. travellers diarrhoea.evidence.S.gov.fitfortravel.uk NOMAD Travel Clinics and Stores http://www.gov/travel Page 9 of 10 . www.com/search/all?filter0=Travel+Medicine&filter8=Goodyer&filter7%5BO nline+only%5D=Online+only&filter7%5BThe+Pharmaceutical+Journal%5D=The+Pharmaceuti cal+Journal&filter4=&filter5=&filter6=&filter2=**ALL**&filter1=**ALL**&op.nhs. http://wwwnc.who.pjonline.uk Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease: Elsevier Ltd (journal available on StudyNet Learning Resources) Journal of Travel Medicine: International Society of Travel Medicine (journal available on StudyNet Learning Resources) Factsheets published by health protection agency on ‘Foreign Travel-associated illness’ including general reports and specific reports such as friends and family.) Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice http://www.fco.uk .travax.medicines.scot. Goodyer Also by the same author and some matching content: Travel Medicine.org Fit for Travel NHS (Scotland) www. government health recommendations for travelling. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).nathnac.Recommended References Essential Reading and Websites Travel Medicine for Health Professionals (Pharmaceutical Press) by Larry I. 11 Articles by Larry I. General public site Fit for Travel is freely available.com Official U.com http://www.nhs.nhs. not for England and Wales practitioners.co.S.uk -Scottish professionals use only.uk/emc/ Recommended Reading and Websites NHS Evidence http://www.masta-travel-health.x=19&op.uk (http://www. Provided by the U.org.cks.nhs.nomadtravel.hpa.good for longer travel and backpackers Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad (MASTA) Used by government and business when sending employees abroad http://www. insect borne diseases etc. Goodyer PJonline.cdc.org.int/ith/en/ Summary of product characteristics (SPC’s) http://www.

The RPS provides professional guidance to pharmacists on many topics including travel health.lstmliverpool.cochrane. Page 10 of 10 .evidence.lshtm.nhs.co.uk/search?q=travel+2013 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine http://www.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/table-ofcontents NHS Choices Travel http://www.org/reviews ‘The London Hospital for Tropical Medicine http://www.ac.org/Papers.uk/travel_health_services/health_profs.aspx The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine http://www. as well as publishing articles in the Pharmaceutical Journal.welltravelledclinics.uk/publications Thinking Ahead: Travel Health 2013 https://www.uk Membership of Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) It is strongly recommended that students become members of the RPS.nhs.aspx Cochrane Reviews http://www2.ac.uk/livewell/travelhealth/Pages/Travelhealthhome.htm http://shop.thehtd.‘The Yellow Book’ on travel http://wwwnc.

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