A comprehensive overview of clinical travel medicine from the clinical management of imported diseases and pre-travel assessment to the multidisciplinary approach to migrants and refugees in the European context.
- 6 March - 5 May 2023
- 575 EUR plus university taxes
- Part time
- Online - asynchronous with one live online session per week
- 5 ECTS - accredited by the University of Barcelona
Pre-registration for this course is closed.
Aimed at clinicians seeking advanced, postgraduate studies in travel medicine and health in mobile populations, this course complements the training of medical doctors increasingly confronted with the diagnosis and management of neglected, tropical, and vector-borne diseases.
The course is divided into three units: Syndromic approach of returning travelers and migrants, Migrant health, and Pre-travel medicine, and designed to fit the schedule of professional students.
Coursework and activities can be completed in a way that adapts to the participants’ schedules. Each week during the course, participants will be invited to take part in one live online webinar with clinicians and researchers for an in-depth discussion of the diagnosis and management of diseases in the context of travel medicine and health in mobile populations. The sessions will be recorded and made available to those who cannot attend the live session.
- Perform a full risk assessment prior to travel
- Implement the diagnosis and management recommendations for the main clinical presentations of returning travelers, migrants, and refugees
- Perform individualized screening of imported infections in high-risk populations
Dr Jose Muñoz is a medical doctor specialized in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Having worked as a physician and researcher in Ivory Coast and Mozambique, he is now employed at the Hospital Clinic-Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). His work here focuses on clinical and epidemiological research of tropical imported diseases among travelers and immigrants and neglected tropical diseases, in particular Chagas disease and helminthiases.
Dr Muñoz has taught in the Master of International Health at the University of Barcelona since 2005 and he is currently a lecturer in the Master of Global Health of ISGlobal-University of Barcelona. He also teaches several courses related to imported diseases. He is a board member of Federation of European Societies of Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH).
Dr Daniel Camprubí Ferrer is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases specialist working in the International Health Department of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona since 2017.
As a medical research fellow from ISGlobal, his primary research interest focuses on tropical imported diseases among travelers.
Dr Natalia Rodríguez Valero is an Internal Medicine specialist working in Travel Medicine since 2015 in the Department International Health and Tropical Diseases (Hospital Clinic Barcelona) after her specialization in Tropical Medicine & International Health in London in 2014 and several international stages.
She performs her research as a fellow in ISGlobal. Her main current research fields are emerging diseases and new technologies in Travel Medicine.
Dr Pedro Laynez Roldán is an Internal Medicine specialist who, since 2018, has worked on various occasions with the Hospital Clinic's International Health Service. He completed a Master's Degree in International Health at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His area of interest is migrant health and he has clinical experience caring for recently arrived migrants to the Canary Islands.
Week One: Syndromic approach of returning travelers and migrants
- Fever in the returning traveler and migrant
- Management of imported malaria
Week Two: Syndromic approach of returning travelers and migrants
- Imported arboviral infections and autochthonous transmission
- Bacterial imported fever: enteric fever and Doxycycline responding illnesses
Week Three: Syndromic approach of returning travelers and migrants
- Management of traveler’s diarrhea
- Imported dermatological lesions
- Diagnosis and management of imported eosinophilia
- Imported endemic mycoses
Week Four: Syndromic approach of returning travelers and migrants
- Imported neurological diseases
- Management of imported liver parasites
- Neglected tropical diseases in travelers and migrants
- Surprising diagnosis in tropical medicine
Week Five: Migrant health
- Introduction and initial approach to migrant and refugee health
- Chronic infections in migrant population (I): helminth infections
- Chronic infections in migrant population (II): Trypanosoma cruzi infection (Chagas disease)
Week Six: Migrant Health
- Chronic infections in migrant population (III): HIV and Tuberculosis
- Non-communicable diseases in migrants and refugees
- Screening in migrants and refugees
Week Seven: Pre-travel Consultation for International Travelers
- Initial risk assessment in pre-travel consultation
- Traveler’s immunizations
- Malaria counseling in travelers
Week Eight: Pre-travel Consultation for International Travelers
- General travel advice and environmental hazards
- Innovation and digital health in travel medicine
Candidates for the Travel Medicine and Health in Mobile Populations course must:
- Have a medical degree (MBBS, MBChB, MBBCh, BMBS, MD or equivalent) from an accredited university;
- Be currently working (or have previous work experience) in a clinical setting;
- Have an advanced level of English sufficient to postgraduate level coursework.
To apply for the course, candidates should submit the course pre-enrolment form, attaching a C.V. and a brief (one page or less) letter of motivation.
Applications for the 2023 course are closed.