Welcome! The East Africa Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine is an exciting, new 3-month training course on tropical medicine and global health for physicians and other qualified health professionals. It is the only course of its kind in East Africa, and represents a collaboration between five institutions with longstanding expertise in tropical medicine: Johns Hopkines University, Kilimanjaro Medical University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Makerere University, and the University of Washington.
The East Africa Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine
offers a rich environment for learning tropical medicine. Students receive quality instruction from internationally renowned faculty in a setting that suffers from a high burden of tropical illnesses. The course offers a range of educational opportunities, including didactic sessions, hands-on microscopy training, bedside teaching, public health training, and field trips to a selection of specialized care centers throughout the region. It provides participants insight into the challenges of caring for patients in areas with limited medical resources and infrastructure, and the impact of tropical illnesses on the lives of patients, their families and communities. In addition, the course allows care providers from all over the world to learn together in a collaborative setting, sharing their own unique perspectives, experiences, and cultures.
The East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is a postgraduate certificate awarded by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The course runs from early to mid September to late November/early to mid December every year. The first half of the course is taught in Moshi, Tanzania, and the second half in Kampala, Uganda.
Course applications for 2013 are currently being accepted. 2013 Course fees are £6,300 (British Pounds), excluding airfare, room and board, and travel expenses. For more information, see the applications tab, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.