London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Nursing Diploma

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Nursing Diploma

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Nursing Diploma

The School’s Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing has over recent years proven an outstanding success in preparing nurses to work in low-income settings and make significant contributions to world health. It has now grown to 130 students a year, the vast majority of whom are self-funded, travelling from their workplaces across the UK and beyond to study one day a week at the School.

Distinctive features of the programme

The course is directed by the highly experienced and world-renowned nurse and field worker Dame Claire Bertschinger. The majority of the teaching staff have substantial experience working in resource-poor settings.

The Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing is recommended by Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) the British Red Cross and many more international agencies.

Who should apply?

The programme is available to candidates with a degree who are currently registered as nurses or midwives.  It is recommended that they have two years post-registration experience by the start of the course applied for. Any student who does not meet the above minimum entry requirements but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

Study Topics

The course opens a window to topics for study such as Public Health, Primary Health Care, Emergency Relief, Medical Anthropology, Sanitation Technology, Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Immunology, Parasitology, Conflict and Health, together with wide coverage of common Tropical Diseases.

The Professional Diploma also incorporates a Laboratory Course, conducted in the Medical Parasitology Laboratory at the School, for two hours every Wednesday afternoon. During this course the students learn to diagnose Malaria, Leprosy, Leishmaniasis, Filariasis and other parasitic diseases. Blood grouping, cross-matching and haemoglobin estimation are also taught.

Fees 2017:

Course dates:
13 September 2017 – 31 January 2018

Fee deadline:
13 June 2017

Additional information:
Course leaflet

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