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Tropical Medicine


Sponsoring Department

International Health
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Educational Objectives

This five-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, diagnosis, treating, and controlling tropical health problems. The curriculum will consist of

Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.

Intended Audience

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution students and staff; health professionals; other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine.

Admissions Criteria

Graduate degree in a health or science; or bachelors degree with significant experience in a health profession.

Course of Study

This 5-week institute offered in the summer consists of 5 one-week-long modules that may be completed over a period of three years.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Course No.Course TitleNo. CreditsOnline TermCampus Term
Required Courses
223.684Vector Borne Diseases in the Tropics4-SI
223.685 HIV, TB and other Chronic Infections4-SI
223.686Child and Public Health in the Tropics4-SI,W
223.688 Intestinal Infections in the Tropics4-SI
223.667Chronic Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries4-SI

SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute

W = Course offered in the Winter Institute

Contact Information

Faculty Sponsor
Robert Gilman
Phone 410-614-3639

Administrative Contact
 Lisa Nance
Phone 410-614-3639

Gainful Employment Program Information

At this time non-degree students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for federal aid.  You may, however, pursue private education loans to assist you in meeting your program costs.  Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions