London school of hygiene and tropical medicine dtm&h course

London school of hygiene and tropical medicine dtm&h course

London school of hygiene and tropical medicine dtm&h course

The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) is an intensive, three-month, full-time course in tropical medicine and public health for physicians.

The course combines practical laboratory work, a series of lectures and seminars and some limited clinical experience designed to provide doctors with the clinical and factual knowledge that will form 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.

Why study the DTM&H with us?

The School has been providing advanced and interdisciplinary research training for future senior academics, policy-makers, practitioners, and research workers in the global health, medical and public health community for over 100 years.

The diversity of our students and staff is exceptional; staff come from 45 countries and our postgraduate students from over 120 countries and this provides a rich environment for students to learn. School alumni are now working in more than 160 countries; many former students hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities and international organisations throughout the world.

The academic staff teaching on the course, most of whom have lived and worked in the tropics, come from all departments of the School and from many external institutions. The Hospital for Tropical Diseases provides the setting for clinical training; students should be aware however that bedside clinical teaching is not usually offered.

Who should apply?

The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene is open to doctors who hold a medical qualification from a recognised medical school in any country 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 three years of post-qualification clinical experience. Places are NOT allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees 2017:
£6,400.00 – payable within ca. three weeks of notification of offer.

Course dates:
25 September – 15 December 2017

Applying for this course

We are no longer accepting applications for the September 2017-intake.

Entry Criteria

The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene is open to doctors who hold a medical qualification from a recognised medical school in any country who are registered for medical practice in that country. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 70.

Priority may be given to students from low and middle income countries and to those with at least three years of post-qualification clinical experience.  Places are NOT allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English and of English comprehension. The School will require applicants to provide evidence of a satisfactory standard of English. The School has approved certain English tests. These requirements must be fulfilled before the end of March 2017 or the School will reallocate the place to the next candidate on the waiting list.

Visas

The student is responsible for obtaining any visa or other permissions to attend the course, and is encouraged to start the application process as early as possible as obtaining a visa for the UK can sometimes take a long time. The Short Courses team, in the Registry, can provide supporting documentation if requested.

Accommodation and meals

A list of hotels and other accommodation located in the vicinity of the School can be supplied on request to the Registry. Lunch can be purchased from the School’s Refectory in the Keppel Street building or the cafe on the Tavistock Place building. Evening meals are not catered for at the School, but there is a large choice of restaurants, cafes and shops nearby.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to improving global health through its programme of short and full-time postgraduate study.

Please note:

  • If you have been offered a place on the course you will not be able to register without bringing formal ID (Passport) and without having obtained the correct visa.
  • It is essential that you read the current visa requirements for short course students.
  • The School may cancel courses two weeks before the first day of the course if numbers prove insufficient.  In those circumstances, course fees will be refunded.
  • The School cannot accept responsibility for accommodation, travel and other losses incurred as a result of the course being cancelled.