This programme is designed for healthcare professionals who would work in remote, austere and resource-limited areas. It is designed to provide the skills needed to work in tropical environments and learn to assess and treat infectious casualties found in resource-limited environments.

The course aims to develop skills and knowledge required to understand, assess, treat and prevent diseases that are especially prevalent in tropical and developing countries where resources may be limited. This programme will prepare the healthcare professional for work in health clinics and District Hospitals in resource-limited countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America. 

This qualification will provide a fundamental knowledge to work in a resource-limited healthcare setting and in a clinical laboratory.

 

Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health ce
Accreditation: Approved Higher Education Qualification
MQF/EQF Level: 7
Credits: 60 ECTS
Programme duration: 12-18 months FT
Target Audience: 23-65+

Mode of delivery: Online, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 1500
Total contact hours: 210 of which 100% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 90
Self Study hours: 425
Assessment hours: 25
Tuition Fees: Euro 2,700

Modules
TMH701 Foundations in Tropical Medicine & Health
Mode: Online
Credits: 10 ECTS
Mode of delivery: Online, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 250
Total contact hours: 210 of which 100% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 50
Self Study hours: 145
Assessment hours: 5

This module develops the skills and knowledge required to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent tropical diseases prevalent in tropical and developing countries. The module includes fundamental concepts of tropical infectious diseases, the treatment and prevention of disease, the biology of infectious diseases and parasites and their vectors

 

TMH702 Clinical Tropical Medicine & Health
Mode: Online
Credits: 10 ECTS
Mode of delivery: Online, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 250
Total contact hours: 80 of which 100% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 20
Self Study hours: 140
Assessment hours: 10

The module builds on the topics taught during TMH701, providing clinical laboratory skills that are needed for the laboratory diagnosis of tropical medicine and infectious diseases. Delegates will learn to use desktop microscopes, smartphone microscopes and with other laboratory diagnostic capabilities to identify infectious agents that lead to the assessment and treatment of the infectious casualty found in tropical climates.

TMH703 Clinical Tropical Medicine & Health in Practice
Mode: Online
Credits: 10 ECTS
Mode of delivery: Online, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 250
Total contact hours: 80 of which 100% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 20
Self Study hours: 140
Assessment hours: 10

This module builds on the previous module knowledge and focuses on case management of diseases in resource-limited and remote environments. Focus is placed on discussions,  group exercises and instructor-led case studies that use knowledge of tropical medicine, clinical laboratory diagnosis and clinical assessments learned in earlier modules. This will be supplemented with presentations from CoROM lecturers and subject matter experts that are based on case-studies focusing on the top ten tropical diseases found globally.

TMH704 dissertation 
Mode: Online
Credits: 30 ECTS
Mode of delivery: Online, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 250
Total contact hours: 80 of which 100% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 20
Self Study hours: 140

This is a capstone project, which requires and enables candidates to produce an integrative piece of work incorporating the developed knowledge and skills from the programme into a final dissertation (8,000 words). Focusing on blending  theory with practice in a tropical medicine context.

This course was designed for the healthcare provider looking to work for Doctors’ without Borders, World Health Organisation, International Red Cross/Red Crescent and similar NGOs. The course aims to develop skills and knowledge required to understand, assess, treat and prevent diseases that are especially prevalent in tropical and developing countries where resources may be limited. This programme will prepare the healthcare professional for work in health clinics and District Hospitals in resource-limited countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America. 

This qualification will provide a fundamental knowledge to work in a resource-limited healthcare setting and in a clinical laboratory. 

Entry Requirements: 

  • Primary degree   All applicants must meet the EU requirements for having a level 6 (or higher) healthcare-related degree or a level 5 degree that is healthcare-related with additional work indicating that they can successfully progress with graduate-level learning. 

Target Group: This programme is designed for healthcare professionals who would like to work in tropical countries and learn to assess and treat infectious diseases found in resource-limited environments.
Language of instruction: English.
If English is not your first language you must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7 or more.

Tuition fees

Domestic & International fees

Euro 5,500

Payment plans are available, to discuss please contact info@corom.edu.mt

This programme is mainly online. Here are the mandatory classroom requirements:

TMH701 Foundations in Tropical Medicine and Health: 3 days in Malta

TMH702 Clinical Tropical Medicine & Health: 3 days in Malta

(TMH701 and TMH702 are always taught together over six days in Malta)

TMH703 Clinical Tropical Medicine & Health in Practice: Online

Additionally, the delegate can choose to gain experience in a District Hospital or clinic located in a tropical environment. This can be arranged by the student or the College can assist with placement in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. This is not a requirement for earning this degree.

TMH704 Dissertation: Online