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.


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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7299 4646