London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The course combines practical laboratory work, a series of lectures and seminars and some clinical experience designed to provide doctors with the clinical and factual knowledge that forms the basis of professional competence in tropical medicine; it is designed for physicians who intend to work in the tropics, physicians with tropical experience who have returned for a refresher, or practitioners who may be working in non-tropical countries and who need experience in clinical parasitology, imported diseases and travel medicine; much of the course is devoted to seminars, in which a multi-disciplinary team of experts from within and outside the School covers a particular disease or group of diseases in depth; lectures cover the causative organisms, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management and prevention of these diseases; time is set aside after each lecture for discussion; implications for travel medicine are discussed where appropriate; other seminars focus on aspects of community health; these include an introduction to epidemiological methods used in the study of communicable diseases, and lectures on water supply, sanitation and nutrition; seminars are also held on maternal and child health, non-communicable disease, population and reproductive health and health in emergencies.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to doctors who hold a medical qualification from a recognised medical school in any country, and who are registered for medical practice in that country; priority may be given to students from low- and middle-income countries, and to those with at least 3 years of post-qualification clinical experience; applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English and of English comprehension.

Sponsorship information

Small number of Scholarships available each year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Diploma Full-time £ 6,030 per Whole course (home fees) 3 months
Diploma Full-time £ 6,030 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

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