Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (East African Partnership), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (East African Partnership) is a three month, full time short course taught by LSHTM staff and colleagues in Tanzania and Uganda.

It is designed for doctors planning to work in Africa.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the intensive professional development programme is to build capacity for postgraduate training and clinical research in Africa, including for doctors from outside the Region who intend to work locally.

It is designed to introduce physicians to the knowledge and skills needed to practise medicine and promote health effectively, and to inspire them to develop their own careers in the field.

The programme covers common infectious diseases including TB, HIV and malaria, along with neglected tropical and non-communicable diseases.

There are modules on the clinical assessment of infants and children, maternal health in resource-limited settings and an introduction to clinical epidemiology. Students are encouraged to evaluate the evidence from contemporary clinical research to support their learning.

By the end of the programme, students will have gained an insight in to the practical realities of health care in East Africa and will be able to compare and contrast the management of infectious diseases in different contexts, critically evaluate the evidence for health interventions in resource-limited settings and make a safe and competent assessment of sick patients in an African setting.

The programme will also encourage participants to develop their own clinical research projects, whether as part of a formal programme of study, such as an MMed dissertation or other Masters, or as an independent piece of work in the field following the DTM&H: East African Partnership programme.

This will not be included in the formal examination of the programme.

Course information

Self-funding applicants 2019: £7,575.00

Scholars: Full scholarships are competitively awarded to postgraduate doctors from low- and middle-income countries. There is an administrative fee.

Course dates 2019: 26 August - 22 November 2019

Application deadline: 14 January 2019

Fee deadline: Payable within three weeks of receipt of offer.