This programme develops the careers of doctors whose interest is the practice of medicine in tropical and low- and middle-income countries. It includes a wide choice of modules and training in clinical tropical medicine at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. You will also have the opportunity to take the Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H).
The programme will enable you to:
- understand and describe the causation, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and control of the major diseases of developing countries
- demonstrate knowledge and skills in diagnostic parasitology and other laboratory methods
- understand and apply basic epidemiological principles
- apply and interpret basic statistical tests for the analysis of quantitative data
- critically evaluate published literature in order to make appropriate clinical decisions
- understand the basic sciences underlying clinical and public health practice
Graduates take a wide variety of career paths including further research in epidemiology or parasite immunology; field research programmes or international organisations concerned with health care delivery in conflict settings or humanitarian crises; or return to academic or medical positions in low- and middle-income countries.
The first term consists entirely of the lectures, seminars, laboratory practical and clinical sessions that prepare students for the DTM&H examination in December.
Terms 2 & 3
You will take a total of five elective modules. Recognising that students have diverse backgrounds and experience, the programme director considers requests to take any module within the School’s portfolio, provided that this is appropriate for you.
You will complete a research project on a topic of your choice. Students undertaking projects overseas will require additional funding of up to £1,500 to cover costs involved.
Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.
Programme director: Professor Robin Bailey
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