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Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (GD-TROPMH)

Graduate DiplomaYear: 2018 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleGraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Year & campus2018 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points100 credit points
Duration12 months full time or 24 months part time

Please note that the course is currently under review. For more information please contact the School of Melbourne Custom Programs.

The Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) will provide doctors, and nurses experienced in tropical health, requisite knowledge, high-standard skills, confidence and the motivation to meet the contemporary health challenges of tropical settings.

The DTM&H, housed at the University of Melbourne, is delivered by means of the complementary strengths of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University (Thailand), the Burnet Institute and the Nossal Institute for Global Health (University of Melbourne).

The curriculum includes a foundational online subject, and four weeks on campus in Melbourne covering the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of tropical disease, addressing underlying determinants of health, travel medicine and global health approaches. Special attention is given to health in resource-constrained settings. In addition, students will spend four weeks in Thailand gaining vital hands-on laboratory, clinical and field experience. The capstone subject will ensure students consolidate their new knowledge and skills in a real workplace setting relevant to tropical disease.

Last updated: 20 October 2018