PHAR 921 Travel Health

This elective course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to offer comprehensive services related to clinical and social aspects of preventative pharmacy-based travel health.  Students will learn to provide effective pre-travel assessment and consultation as provided for by CA SB493 and related regulations.  Students will also be guided to initiate prescriptions and provide recommendations for:  immunizations, medications to prevent travel-related infectious diseases, and medications for self-treatable medical conditions not requiring a diagnosis.  The course will be taught using a blended lecture and case-based approach wherein students will integrate concepts involved in designing comprehensive plans and counseling for patients anticipating international travel.  An immunization lab component will allow students to gain experience with the unique challenges of organizing and preparing injectable travel-related immunizations.