The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (East African Partnership), LSHTM, 2019
Deadline: 14 Jan 2019
Dates: 26 Aug - 22 Nov 2019
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
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.
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.