This eight-week summer program is designed to provide training in tropical medicine and related public health issues through a multidisciplinary approach. It is also designed to prepare participants for working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries and health problems of travelers. This program focuses broadly on issues of tropical health and on clinical tropical medicine. Toward the program's conclusion, students will have acquired a strong scientific basis for preventing, diagnosing, treating, and controlling tropical health problems. The curriculum will consist of four 2-week modules. Each module is a stand-alone course worth 4 academic credits each, however the modules are designed to complement each other, and in their totalityaddress the following topics in Tropical Medicine & Public Health: Specific tropical diseases and detailed case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and the implementation of preventative control measures.Recent advances in diagnostic methodologies.Human behavior associated with the transmission of infection and of local perceptions of the disease.Laboratory sessions focusing on diagnostic methods for identification of blood, intestinal, and tissue parasites as well as their vectors. Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.
The following group of applicants will be considered for this course: Graduates of approved schools of Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine. Graduates with a bachelors or higher degree in such fields as nursing, engineering or one of the biological or social sciences. A minimum of two years of full-time work experience in the fields of health, human services, or another field related to public health is required of all applicants without a professional degree. Proficiency in the English language is required for admission to this school. Applicants from countries where English is not the language of university-level instruction will be required to submit the results of the TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.