Tropical Medicine and Nursing
The Hospital is closely associated with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and provides a unique setting for clinical training. All the Hospital's consultants have joint teaching appointments with LSH&TM and some are the only specialists in their field working within the National Health Service.

The Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) is a three month, full time course in tropical medicine and public health for physicians. The DTM&H is specially designed for physicians who intend to work in the tropics, those who have returned for a refresher, or physicians who may be working in non-tropical countries and who need experience in clinical parasitology, imported diseases and travel medicine.

The course combines clinical experience, practical laboratory work and a series of lectures and seminars,designed to provide doctors with clinical and factual knowledge that will form the basis of professional competence in tropical medicine.

For information on MSc, DTM&H and school courses, please visit

The Tropical Nursing Course
The Tropical Nursing Course is world renowned and provides a unique insight into the world of Tropical Nursing. Nurses who are considering working overseas in developing countries, or in aid and refugee work, are strongly recommended to complete the Tropical Nursing Course. The Tropical Nursing Course is run by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, for further information visit

Travel Medicine

The travel clinic offers SpRs the opportunity to sit in and observe travel medicine and receive one to one teaching with the consultant. This can be arranged by contacting Nicky Longley. This requires obtaining an honorary contract.

Short Course in Travel Medicine
A one week face-to-face taught course is annually undertaken in conjunction with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Details are available on the short courses section of the LSTHM website.

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