USC School of Pharmacy International Travel Medicine Review Course 2016

Los Angeles, California
Thursday, October 06, 2016


USC International Travel Medicine Review Course 2016

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the concept and practice of travel medicine and pre-travel health
  • Recognize factors associated with global climate change that affect travel risks
  • Describe basic principles of epidemiology and interpretation of epidemiologic data
  • Select from various electronic commercial and non-commercial resources that are necessary to evaluate a traveler's risk of disease
  • Describe the essential elements of the pre-travel consultation 
  • Describe elements of effective risk communication
  • Compare the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and methods of prevention of specific vaccine preventable travel-related illnesses
  • Compare the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and methods of prevention of specific non-vaccine preventable travel-related illnesses
  • Compare the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and methods of prevention of non-infectious travel-related illnesses
  • Discuss the travel health issues specific to special populations
  • Discuss principles of immunization
  • Differentiate between routine, required, and recommended immunizations
  • Apply knowledge of patient-specific variables and travel-related illnesses to appropriately assess risks for travelers
  • Discuss treatment approaches to self-treatable conditions for international travelers
  • Outline essential counseling points for travelers with respect to personal safety, security, injury prevention, and crime avoidance
  • Determine the need for treatment and/or referral for a returned traveler based on travel history, presentation, and disease characteristics
  • Describe collaborative practice regulations regarding travel health services within pharmacist scope of practice in your state
  • Create a plan for implementing a practice in travel medicine including protocol, policy and procedures, and methods of compensation
 

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