Curriculum

Our curriculum is constantly adapting/evolving to meet the needs of our students and provide them with the best information available on current topics of interest in the ever-changing field of tropical medicine. The material addressed during the course completely covers the outline of the seven major content areas of the CTropMed®-Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. However, in order to keep up with the constant change in the field of tropical medicine, approximately 10% of the topics may vary from year to year.

The material covered is distributed in the following way:

  • Clinical Immunology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Traveler’s Health
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to clinical syndromes
  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Diseases caused by bacteria (other than STI, TB)
  • Diseases caused by virus (other than HIV)
  • Diseases caused by fungi
  • Diseases caused by parasites (other than Malaria)
    • Intestinal protozoa
    • Blood and tissue protozoa
    • Nematodes
    • Cestodes
    • Trematodes
  • Other diseases and conditions
    • Malnutrition, environmental stress, ectoparasites, poisonous plants and animals
  • Laboratory diagnosis

Due to the intensity and quantity of material covered during this course a midterm exam is taken after the 4th week in order to monitor students’ progress. The DTMH diploma will be granted to those who successfully pass the comprehensive examination at the end of the course and fulfills attendance requirements (see Accreditation).