Registration for the 2022 Travel Medicine Course opens 01 September 2021

Course dates: 04 - 08 May 2022

Ticket Prices:

Standard Registration: R 9 500.00 incl. VAT

Standard Registration including Halaal: R 11 125.00 incl. VAT

Standard Registration including Kosher: R 11 125.00 incl. VAT


To REGISTER for the 2022 Travel Medicine Course, please select SASTM 2022 Travel Medicine Course Ticket.

If you require any special dietary requirements (Halaal or Kosher ONLY), please select the appropriate ticket.

  • SASTM 2022 Travel Medicine Course Registration

    R 8,260.87

    Payment to be made only once approved
    Price shown excludes VAT

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  • SASTM 2022 Travel Medicine Course Registration Including Halaal Meals

    R 9,673.91

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    Price shown excludes VAT

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  • SASTM 2022 Travel Medicine Course Registration Including Kosher Meals

    R 9,673.91

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    Price shown excludes VAT

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements 

The following requirements are applicable for admission on the Travel Medicine Course: 

If these criteria are not met your application will not be successful. 


Target group: 

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.


Other requirements:

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:

  • Geography 
  • Global distribution, epidemiology, mode of transmission, prevention and, if appropriate, self-treatment of travel-associated infectious diseases.             
  • Immunology and the immune system.                 
  • Indications, contraindications, pharmacology, drug interactions and adverse events of available travel-related drugs and vaccines.           
  • Preventions and management of non-infectious disease risks for travellers.
  • Aside from the skills required to practice as a health care professional, the following skills are mandatory for the travel medicine practitioner:
  • The ability to undertake a basic health assessment.         
  • Evaluation of any underlying health problems.


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.

  • Individual risk assessment to determine the traveller's health risks.       
  • Risk reduction strategies.     
  • Recognition of any travel-related illness.    
  • All post-travel consultations should be managed by a medical practitioner        
  • Timely medical assessment for the management of travel-related illness 

CPD Points

The Course is a CPD activity.

Points TBC 

Study Material

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: 

  • WHO International Travel & Health 
  • A Guide to the Practice of Travel Medicine in the South African Context Third Edition
  • Beyond Childhood Vaccination (Hard copy and electronic update)
  • The Older Traveller
  • Travel Medicine Anthology
  • Online access to Journal articles 
  • SASTM 2022 Membership Certificate

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. 

Certificate of Competence and Yellow Fever License


A Certificate of Competence will be issued by the University of Witwatersrand to each student on successful completion of the course.


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.

Course and Registration Dates


Applications for the 2022 Course are now open

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 process 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 send confirmation to the SASTM office your Course Material will be couriered to you.

The Course Material is couriered via Postnet, 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.

Course Dates:

Wednesday 04 – Sunday 08 May 2022

Course Cost and Cancellation Policy

COST: 2022 Course Fee – Refer to Tickets 


There is a Halaal surcharge of R 1 625.00 incl. VAT

There is a Kosher surcharge of R 1 625.00 incl. VAT

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:

  • SASTM Membership Fee for 2022 - with full membership benefits (Please refer to JOIN US on the website to view membership benefits)
  • Includes teas and lunches
  • Includes course material 

Full payment will be required on notification of acceptance of application.

Course material will only be dispatched after full payment is received. 


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