East African Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

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Program description: 

The East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is a postgraduate certificate awarded by the School. It is a three month, full time short course taught by School staff and colleagues in Tanzania and Uganda. It is designed for doctors planning to work in Africa.

Around two thirds of the course will focus on tropical infectious diseases, including TB, HIV and malaria. Students will also spend a week in the laboratory learning how to identify parasitic infections. The practical work will be accompanied by clinical case-based discussions. The remaining third of the course will be spent examining contemporary issues in East African healthcare, including the clinical assessment of infants and children, maternal health in resource-limited settings and an introduction to clinical epidemiology.

Course duration: 3 months from September to December. Based in Tanzania and Uganda.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Medicine