Description of Degree
Masters in Tropical Medicine and International Health
This course is intended for doctors, university graduates in nursing and other health professionals who wish to incorporate knowledge of Tropical Medicine and Global Health to develop their work in the tropics or in international cooperation and global health.
The degree develops areas of Medicine, Microbiology and Parasitology with theoretical and practical modules in all disciplines. It comprises 60 ECTS credits.
At the end of this course students should be able to: recognize the main health problems in the tropics and developing world; identify the main pathogens responsible for parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the tropics; carry out microscopic diagnosis of these microorganisms; recognize clinical presentations, imaging and auxiliary diagnostic techniques and current treatments; understand the basic concepts of global health and medical anthropology.
The course duration is 12 months, from early October to late September. The course activity takes place during 18 sessions throughout the year on Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The clinical practice module requires attendance in Spain for two weeks from Monday to Friday 8:00-15:00, or in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Perú or Kenya for two weeks from Monday to Friday 7:00 to 19:00.
Classes are held over 18 weekends, from Thursday afternoon to Saturday morning, throughout the academic year. Some classes are taught in English.
Classes are held in the teaching rooms at Jiménez Díaz Foundation and the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid.
Practical classes are held at the Parasitology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine UAM, Microbiology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, and in the Pathology Classroom, Fundación Jiménez Díaz.
The Moodle online platform is used for communication with students, performing tasks, surveys, examinations and delivery of documentation.
CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPAIN
Clinical practice in Spain can be undertaken in several health facilities at students’ choice, depending on availability of places: Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Carlos III de Madrid Hospital, Principe de Asturias de Alcalá de Henares University Hospital, Alicante University Hospital and Infanta Sofia of San Sebastian de los Reyes Hospital.
Clinical practice should preferably take place during May, June and July.
CLINICAL PRACTICE IN ETHIOPIA
Clinical practice in Ethiopia will be held at Gambo General Rural Hospital, Oromia Region over two intensive weeks with rotation through different sections of the hospital and the nearby villages.
Practice will be held in groups, preferably for June or any other time during the academic year if places are available.
CLINICAL PRACTICE IN CAMEROON
Clinical practice in Cameroon will be coordinated by Recover Foundation in three health centers: San Martin de Porres Hospital in Yaounde (6 places), St. Dominique de Djunang Hospital in Djunang-Bafoussam (2 places) and Monavebe Catholic Hospital in Sangmélima (2 places). Practice is held during June, for a minimum period of two weeks, although an extended stay of between 3 and 6 months would be more valuable. The selection of students will be made in agreement with Recover Foundation. An intermediate level of French is essential.
CLINICAL PRACTICE IN KENYA
Clinical practice in Kenya will be coordinated by the ophthalmological team led by Dr. Blanca Garcia Sandoval in the treatment centre in Turkana (1 place). Practice is held for 2 or 3 weeks when the ophthalmological programme takes place.
CLINICAL PRACTICE IN PERÚ
Clinical practice in Perú will be coordinated by the Dr. Martín Casapía in the Hospital Regional at Iquitos. Practice is held for 2 weeks in June .
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS.
•Information about the Degree in Lenguages other than Spanish (Castillian).
•Spanish (Castillian) Requirements.