Philippines Tropical Medicine Course

*Application form*
Applications will close once the intake quota has been reached

Course overview
A 2-week practical clinical and public health tropical medicine course in the Philippines comprising bedside teaching, lectures/discussion and fieldwork in the communities. Intake quota is limited to 24 students and priority will be given to current DTM&H students and DTM&H graduates.

Aims & objectives
2-week clinical tropical medicine short course for medical doctors that aims to improve skills in diagnosis, management and prevention of diseases in tropical countries.

Students are expected to acquire the following abilities other than knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding Diversity
  • Co-cooperativeness
  • Ability to exchange ideas

The course is linked with the Master of Tropical Medicine (MTM) and part of the Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) course at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH) at Nagasaki University

Week 1 (Manila):

  • Bedside teaching (infectious diseases, tropical dermatology)
  • Clinical lectures
  • Urban primary care

Week 2 (Leyte):

  • Bedside teaching
  • Schistosomiasis disease control
  • Essential Intrapartum and Newborn care
  • Rural primary care
  • Response to natural disasters

Medical doctor with 2 years work experience.
(Target audience: Doctors with a recognised medical qualification. Preference given to doctors intending to work in Asia who have completed the DTM&H course.)

【English language requirements】
Good standard of written and spoken English (as per TMGH regulation)

Manila and Leyte in Philippines
You need to reserve your flights and accommodation by yourself.

Course dates 2023:
June 19-30, 2023

Intake Quota:

Tuition fees
200,000 Yen*
*The fees do NOT include flights and accommodation.

Fee deadline:
In the end of April.

How to apply
Apply here.
Applications will close once the intake quota has been reached.
Register future interest in Nagasaki University tropical medicine courses here.

Students are responsible for obtaining any visa or other permissions to attend the course and are encouraged to start the application process as early as possible. The course administration can provide supporting documentation if requested

Linked courses
Certificate in Tropical Medicine (CTM)
A 6-month part-time online tropical medicine course. Students can attend live online lectures or access lecture recordings and other materials in their own time through the online learning system according to their preference. The course includes most of the sessions from the DTM&H course. For further details see the course information page.

Philippines Tropical Medicine Course
A 2-week practical tropical medicine course in the Philippines. For further details see the course information page.

Key differences of tropical medicine courses

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H)Certificate in Tropical Medicine (CTM)Philippines Tropical Medicine Course
IntensityFull timePart timeFull time
Duration11-weeks6 months2 weeks
CertificateProfessional DiplomaCertificateCertificate

TMGH academic administrative office:
Chris Smith (course director):

Photos from previous courses