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.