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University of Glasgow Course on Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

by Public Health Update

The University of Glasgow course has been running as a continuing professional/personal development course since the late 1980s and benefits from a wealth of experience. The course is directed by Professor Michael Barrett, and led by Dr Christina Naula who are both passionate about the delivery of a quality course, meeting students’ needs to ensure their success in the RCP exam. This is reflected in the excellent RCP exam pass rate for University of Glasgow students.  

The Study Course Tropical Medicine & Hygiene prepares medically qualified students for the DTM&H exam set by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.

Programme Structure

  • The course takes a blended approach to learning with most of the curriculum taught online.
  • Material on the virtual learning environment is released in stages and updated regularly.
  • Online live tutorials with exam focused clinical content are held fortnightly.  These are recorded for later access for those unable to attend.
  • Two full teaching weeks (Monday to Friday). The first week includes laboratory practical work; the second week is largely lecture and workshop based, with an element of revision.
  • The practical laboratory week allows students to gain the necessary microscopy experience and a certificate of microscopy competency. Students without certified microscopy competency are not admitted to the exam.  Subject to room allocation this will be 30st November to 4th December 2020.
  • Lectures during the January teaching week are recorded for later access.  Subject to room allocation this will be 25th – 29th January 2021. 
  • Students are required to undertake considerable private study to prepare for the exam. 
  • The study course starts in September and runs until the RCP exam in April 

Entry Requirements

  • The entry requirements for this course are that you hold a primary medical qualification e.g. MBBS, BMBS, MBChB, MBBCh and that you are an FY2 and beyond.  
  • We recommend an IELTS score of 7.5, however, you do not need to have taken IELTS, or any other language examination.  
  • Please check you meet the RCP exam entry requirements by visiting: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/diploma-tropical-medicine-and-hygiene. 
  • You must have access to a computer and internet capable of accessing the virtual learning environment and Zoom, our online meeting place.  


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