Registration opens on 01 September 2020
Course dates: 05 - 09 May 2021
Standard Registration: TBC
Standard Registration including Halaal: TBC
Standard Registration including Kosher: TBC
The following requirements are applicable for admission on the Travel Medicine Course:
If these criteria are not met your application will not be successful.
The course is aimed at licensed health care practitioners who are already involved in travel medicine or who intend to set up practice in travel health care.
Minimum operational requirements:
Please refer to Starting a Clinic on the Menu for the minimum operational requirements for establishing a Travel Medicine Clinic.
SASTM has the following requirements for the operation of Travel Medicine Clinics and these requirements are applicable for admission to the course:
Individuals who practice travel medicine should be licensed health-care practitioners (e.g. a registered nurse and a medical practitioner working collaboratively) with a background in family practice, internal medicine, paediatrics, public health or infectious diseases.
A medical practitioner, suitably qualified in travel medicine and who has a yellow fever license, must be in overall charge of a Travel Medicine Clinic.
The medical practitioner will assume medico-legal responsibility for and oversee the entire operation of the Travel Medicine Clinic.
Whereas ideally the medical practitioner in overall charge of the Travel Medicine Clinic should be on site at all times, he/she must be at least locally available to attend to any matters that arise during operation of the Travel Medicine Clinic.
The knowledge base is broad, and it is for this reason that a Travel Medicine Clinic must be supervised by a health-care professional as indicated above. The core knowledge includes a basic knowledge and understanding of the following:
The assessment of the health of the traveller is an important aspect of the pre-travel consultation. This would often necessitate examination of the traveller, evaluation of underlying or concurrent chronic conditions, general health and providing information to obtain optimal control of chronic illness.
The Course is a CPD activity.
Your course material will be sent to you via Postnet counter to counter service or can be collected from the SASTM office once you receive confirmation of acceptance on the course and have made payment.
This will consist of the following:
You will be given a file containing the speaker's handouts when you register on site on the first day.
PLEASE make every effort to STUDY the material as soon as you receive it. It is a large volume of work to cover and you will NOT be able to absorb and know it all if you only start at the time of the course.
You MUST know the content of the WHO Guideline. Be sure you are familiar with the vaccines and malaria prophylactics covered.
Remember that you will be writing an MCQ exam ON ARRIVAL on the first day of the course, which counts towards your total pass mark. This exam as well as the final (last day) exam is compulsory.
A Certificate of Competence will be issued by the University of Witwatersrand to each student on successful completion of the course.
YELLOW FEVER LICENCE
Successful completion of the Travel Medicine Course is required by the Department of Health for the issuing of a Yellow Fever licence. Details on how to obtain your license will be provided to you on the course.
Premier Hotel Midrand
187 Third Road,
Tel: 010 161 0000
(This hotel is situated next door to the Conference Centre with an inter-linking walkway to the Conference Centre)
Transportation between airport and hotel - Please make own arrangements with your respective hotel.
Applications for the 2021 course will open on 01 September 2020
Only on-line applications are accepted.
No faxed applications will be accepted.
Procedure following Registration:
Once your On-line application has been received, you will receive confirmation that it has been received by the SASTM office.
Your application is then processed and submitted to the University of the Witwatersrand for approval. Please note: this can take several weeks.
Once approval has been received from the University of the Witwatersrand, the SASTM office will invoice you electronically.
Once you have made payment and sent confirmation to the SASTM office your Course Material will be couriered to you. The Course Material is couriered via the South African Post Office, Counter to Counter service. (This is not applicable to applicants outside the borders of South Africa. In this case the Course Material is couriered directly to you).
Places are limited to 100 students.
Wednesday 05 – Sunday 09 May 2021
COST: 2021 Course Fee – Refer to Tickets (TBC)
There is a Halaal surcharge of TBC
There is a Kosher surcharge of TBC
Please note the venue has a Halaal friendly kitchen and vegetarian meals are served at no extra charge.
The Course Fee DOES NOT include the cost of your accommodation and flights.
Included in the course fee:
Full payment will be required on notification of acceptance of application.
Course material will only be dispatched after full payment is received.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
Cancellation four months prior to course – full refund less 10% administration fee
Cancellation four to two months prior to course – 50% refund
Cancellation two months and up to start of course – no refund