Who is the course for? This eLearning course is aimed at individuals required to travel to, or work in, areas where there is a risk of malaria.
Is previous experience required? You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me? Malaria is responsible for the greatest number of human deaths from infectious disease across the world. This course will give you an overview of what malaria is, where it exists and what you can do to protect yourself.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe while working or travelling in areas where malaria is present. It will also indicate the actions you should take if you become ill after returning from a malaria-endemic area.
How will the course benefit my company? By ensuring you are fully aware of the dangers of malaria, you will understand the importance of taking measures to protect yourself so that you keep yourself and others healthy and fit for work. You will also understand the need to comply with your company's procedures for malaria protection.
What standards are referenced in the course? This course is based on advice from the World Health Organisation, as well as current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.
Is there an assessment? Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
Describe what malaria is and what the risk may represent for employees
Identify where malaria exists in the world
Identify the World Health Organisation’s ABCD rule and recognise that your company will have procedures for malaria protection
Identify the people that are most at risk of contracting malaria
Explain how malaria is transmitted to humans once at the accommodation or work site
Identify the signs and symptoms to look out for
Describe the controls that can help to avoid mosquito bites and, therefore, reduce the risk of contracting malaria
Identify the medications that are used to help prevent the development of malaria following an infectious bite and how to use them
Explain that the quicker the disease is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances of minimising its effects
Describe what to do if you become ill after your return from a malaria-endemic area
Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required