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
- Specific tropical diseases and detailed case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and the implementation of preventive control measures
- Recent advances in diagnostic methodologies
- Human behavior associated with the transmission of infection and of local perceptions of the disease
- Laboratory sessions focusing on diagnostic methods for identification of blood, intestinal, and tissue parasites as well as their vectors.
Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution students and staff; health professionals; other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine.
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 Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|223.684||Vector Borne Diseases in the Tropics||4||-||SI|
|223.685||HIV, TB and other Chronic Infections||4||-||SI|
|223.686||Child and Public Health in the Tropics||4||-||SI,W|
|223.688||Intestinal Infections in the Tropics||4||-||SI|
|223.667||Chronic Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries||4||-||SI|
SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute
W = Course offered in the Winter Institute
Name Lisa Nance
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