On completing this mini-course, students will understand why determining the reasons for and knowing the traveller's destination(s) are important
Responsible travel medicine practice is not simply a case of prescribing vaccinations, malaria tablets or other medications for a traveller according to charts giving possible risks in their destination country(s).
Mini-courses 1 and 2 give an introduction to these additional factors that need to be considered for every traveller.
The reasons for travel may be:
a holiday abroad.
to visit relatives or friends
for backpacking often going to many countries
for work abroad arranged by their employer
on an expedition
for educational reasons
for a long term placement abroad for personal reasons or for employment (expatriates)
for a cruise visiting many countries
volunteering or humanitarian aid
on a pilgrimage
for medical treatment
for personal or competition sport
for service abroad as a member of the armed forces