The Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine or Nederlandse Tropen Cursus (NTC) provides essential preparation for medical doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals who intend to work in low- and middle-income countries or societies. Participants may be preparing to work in a district hospital at the first level of referral, or intend to participate in health care projects with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The NTC can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health course (MIH). In The Netherlands, the NTC forms part of a post-graduate training programme for physicians leading to a diploma as MD Global Health and Tropical Medicine. For more information, go to: www.oigt.nl.
For health professionals who want to go abroad for a short period, it is also possible to follow separate sessions of the NTC course. For more information follow link: https://www.kit.nl/health/training/netherlands-course-global-health-tropical-medicine
The NTC is jointly organised by the Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre (VU) in Amsterdam, the University Hospital of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and KIT (Royal Tropical Institute ) and is NVAO accredited as part of the Master in International Health.
Many healthcare professionals want to contribute to health in low and middle income countries. In order to contribute meaningfully and appropriately, knowledge of the context and of local health problems is vital. By following the NTC, you will be able to:
- Identify and analyse interrelated determinants of health and major health problems of populations in low and middle income societies
- Plan sustainable improvements of health systems, taking into account diverse cultural settings and social and ethical responsibilities
- Critically collect, analyse and appraise qualitative and quantitative data relevant to the improvement of health and health care in low and middle income societies
- Clearly communicate and work professionally in a multidisciplinary team
The course is aimed at physicians and other health professionals, such as nurses and midwives, who are planning to work in low and middle income countries or societies. You may for example be preparing to work at a district hospital at the first level of referral, or you are planning to participate in health care projects with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Registration Early registration is adviced for applicants from outside The Netherlands, as organising accommodation, residence permits can be time-consuming!
Course dates The course takes place twice a year: from March-June and from September-December.
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Renseignements sur les fraisEUR 6.850 (2021 (This fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)
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The arrangement of financial support to cover all study costs is the responsibility of the applicant. Please note that KIT does not offer financial support.
Unfortunately there are no OKP scholarships available for the Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine (the NTC is the core course of the MIH/Master in International Health).
Summary practical information:
Course dates: The NTC course is offered twice each year, starting in March and September.
Upcoming dates for the core course: 13 september 2021, March 2022, September 2022
Duration: 14 weeks (fulltime)
KIT Application deadline other funding: 2 months before start of course (in case the participant needs visa: 3 months!)
Location: KIT, Amsterdam
Fee full time: EUR 6.850 (2021)
(This fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)