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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.


Applications now being accepted for 2014! Course dates are August 25th to November 21st.  2014 Course fees are £6,600 (British Pounds), 3 month accomodation and visa £1800. Airfare not included. Selection is based on CV, personal statement and essay question. Offers will be made February 2014. For more information, see the applications tab, or email info@tropmedafrica.org.