Advisory: Short course in tropical medicine in Tanzania and Uganda

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There are remaining openings for fee-bearing physicians from Europe and North America for a Short course in tropical medicine in Tanzania and Uganda, taking place Oct. 4 to Nov. 12, 2010. The fee is $3,500 and includes all teaching, accommodation and transport within East Africa. Participants pay separately for their international flights and food. African postgraduate doctors will also join the course.

This short course is half the length of a traditional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene with twice the amount of clinical contact. The emphasis is on experiential learning and the majority of teaching is in small groups. The course explores recent advances in the practice of medicine in East Africa from community-based healthcare programs to cutting edge diagnostics. All tutors are actively involved in clinical practice and research in the tropics, and many are international leaders in their field. This course is being organized as a pilot for a proposed DTM&H to be launched in 2011.

Weeks 1-3 will be spent in Moshi, Tanzania at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College covering clinical assessment, diagnostic parasitology and special topics. Weeks 4-6 will be held at Makerere University concentrating on field placements, HIV and TB, and outbreak control.

For more information and a detailed curriculum please email kwillis@accordiafoundation.org

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