Tropical Medicine (MTM)



The Master of Tropical Medicine (MTM) course at Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine, in partnership with the London School  of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, provides doctors who want to understand medicine and health in the tropical countries, especially in  Asia, with a variety of exciting research and training opportunities.

Asia is a fascinating region with diverse cultures and people. There are several success cases in the control of infectious and non-infectious diseases. Medical practice and public health policies are substantially diverse. There are  plenty of areas yet to be studied in this region.

For medical doctors who want to be exposed to, and study, tropical medicine and global health in an international and friendly  environment, consider joining our MTM course here in Nagasaki University.​


・Duration: One Year

・Academic degree conferred : Master Tropical Medicine

・Overseas Clinical Training and Research (Philipines, Vietnam)

・Overseas Clinical Case Discussion (Remote)

Completion Requirements:

– 30 credits from compulsory modules (30 modules)

– successful completion of a Master’s Thesis (project report)

– final examination

Application requirements:

– 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.


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 tropical medicine field.


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 ⅡTo 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.


Students will travel overseas to the San Lazaro Hospital in the Philipines 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 diagnosis abilities 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.


The list of thesis title

Messages from Graduates

Messages from Graduates (MTM)


TMGH Handbook (2015)-page-018

Registration requirements:

· Person who has 2 years clinical experience as a doctor.

· Person who aims to work as a research-oriented clinician at a university hospital.