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Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH)

Reino Unido
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3 good reasons to study

  1. Our faculty and graduates are at the forefront of the fight against diseases of poverty worldwide, and are highly sought after by MSF and other leading NGO's and IO's.
  2. We are world leaders in research and response to existing and emerging diseases threatening global health and security.
  3. You will emerge from the programme with a deeper understanding of the complex cultural, social, political, economic and technical challenges and opportunities for improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities throughout the world today.

This programme is particularly useful for physicians who have trained in medicine in a developed country but intend to practise in the tropics. It is also useful for physicians already practising in developing countries who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other health problems and for doctors in developed countries who need to diagnose and manage imported infections. It is recognised as fulfilling part of the requirements for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate in Travel Medicine.

Teaching Methods - a highly intensive course with lectures, practicals, tutorials and a range of seminars which provide opportunities for small group work. Much of the practical work in the Dagnall laboratory is hands-on, backed up with a range of demonstration materials, and facilitated by academic and technical staff.

Assessments - student progress is monitored during the course through: formative assessment which provides students with an indication of their progress (the results of these assessments do not contribute to the final mark), regular revisions in parasitology and vector biology contain a range of self-assessment exercises (staff are available for immediate discussion within individual or small groups of students) and a summative assessment (the award of Diploma is based on the results of examinations held at the end of the course).

The DTM&H is delivered primarily as a paperless course. This allows us to keep our costs as low as possible and is in line with LSTM's commitment to the principles of education for sustainable development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify stages of parasites important in the diagnosis of tropical disease.
  2. Describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the major parasitic, communicable and non-communicable diseases of the tropics.
  3. Recognise the main genera of insect vectors of disease and understand their behaviour sufficiently to discuss control methods.
  4. Identify the health needs of communities and discuss ways of improving health at village and district level.
  5. Discuss the principles of epidemiology and control as applied to a range of diseases highly prevalent in the tropics.
  6. Discuss the importance of the social, cultural and economic setting of people and communities in the planning and implementation of health services and disease control.

Información sobre tarifas

£6,000 tuition fee only

Cómo registrarse

Please visit our course page, click the APPLY button and follow the onscreen instructions