Masters Programme,Department of Global Health
TROPICAL MEDICINE COURSE (MTM)
Three policies of the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health
TMGH selects students who will contribute to solving challenges in global health and possess the following qualifications ; :
- A willingness to contribute to world peace and the promotion of health.
- Dignity and intelligence (such as the ability to communicate in English, multicultural adaptation, cooperativeness and leadership).
- An ability to think independently and regularly study.
- A good command of a foreign language with communication skills.
- Having acquired fundamental knowledge of global health equivalent to undergraduate level studies.
- A strong interest in global health, international cooperation and a willingness to work in these areas.
TMGH’s curriculum encompasses basic knowledge in science and its practical application in the fields of tropical medicine and global health. Students will have a specialization in which they will acquire problem solving skills. Specifically our curriculum will be as follows:
- Build a foundation on global health related subjects.
- Help students acquire the basic skills and knowledge needed to conduct research and produce their master’s thesis.
- Contain seven modules (basic tropical medicine, clinical tropical medicine, epidemiology・ biostatistics, global environment・hygiene, international community health, socialbehavioral science, and health policy・management) that constitute global health subjects.
- Assist students with proposal development, and implementation of their research, up to the writing of their master’s thesis.
- Provide appropriate academic support to students through tutorials and supplementary lectures.
We aim to nurture professionals with a global perspective who can contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world. The following four aspects summarize the key capabilities of students once they fulfill the requirements of a master’s degree at TMGH.
Students develop skills and expertise in tropical medicine, global health, and health innovation and have the capacity to use these skills.
- Communication and Teamwork
Students have a broad and fundamental knowledge of global health allowing them to communicate with various professionals in English in order to solve global health challenges.
Students will have knowledge, skills, professionalism, and fortitude. They will be highly advanced professionals who can contribute to the advancement of global health.
- Leadership and Followership
Students possess the aforementioned capabilities as well as demonstrate leadership and followership qualities to fulfill their responsibility as members of an international and integrated global health team.
Duration: One Year
Academic degree conferred: Master Tropical Medicine
・Overseas Clinical Training and Research (Philippines, Vietnam)
・Overseas Clinical Case Discussion (Remote)
– 30 credits from compulsory modules (30 modules)
– successful completion of a Master’s Thesis (project report)
– final examination
– doctor’s license (a doctor’s license from a foreign country also accepted)
– 2 or more years of clinical or corresponding experience
For a complete list of all modules students need to take, please take a look at our Curriculum page.
MAJOR APPLIED MODULE GROUPS
Basic Tropical Medicine Module
· Pathogenic Microbiology Ⅰ · Pathogenic Microbiology Ⅱ
· Pathogenic Microbiology Ⅲ · Immunology
· Biotechnology · Pathology
To understand the basic medical aspects of infectious diseases in the field of tropical medicine.
Clinical Tropical Medicine Module
· Clinical Tropical Medicine (by organ)
· Clinical Tropical Medicine (by region)
To learn the various treatments and skills of diagnosing tropical diseases from a clinical point of view, focusing on tropical infectious diseases.
Epidemiology and Statistics Module
· Epidemiology Ⅱ
· Statistics Ⅱ
To develop the ability of teaching or researching in global health using more sophisticated, multivariate analysis techniques in epidemiology and statistics.
Global Environment and Hygiene Module
· Zoological hygiene
To develop the ability of teaching or researching in global health using more sophisticated environment and hygiene knowledge.
OVERSEAS TRAINING AND RESEARCH
Students will travel overseas to the San Lazaro Hospital in the Philippines where many patients of tropical diseases are admitted. The hospital contains state-of-the-art training and research facilities where research can be carried out.
Students will improve their expertise and diagnostic skills through in-person experience of observing cases of tropical diseases. They may write their master’s thesis using the information they collect through this hands-on experience.
|Molecular characteristics of HCV infection in dialysis patients in the north and south of Vietnam, 2010||Prof. Koya Ariyoshi|
|Preliminar trial for Detection of Schistosoma mansoni DNA in the urine||Prof. Shinjiro Hamano|
|Does diabetes and nutritional status affect cell-mediated immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis? A retrospective analysis of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test data from Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center, Japan||Prof. Sharon Cox|
|Study of Clinical Status and CD4 counts of HIV Patients who initiated ARV treatment in Motebang Hospital of Leribe District, Lesotho||Prof.Laymint Yoshida|