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Diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine as member institution of the CIHLMU Center for International Health launches the 3-months course Diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health, starting on October 2nd, 2017.


Improving health for populations in low- and  middle-income-countries requires professional staff in the medical field. A profound understanding of medical health problems is important. However, a sustainable improvement of public health in a globalized world is only attainable through intersectoral approaches, which requires knowledge of stakeholders and policies on all levels. In addition, health interventions have to be evidence based, and in turn should produce again evidence. International health professionals can therefore not do without being trained in research methods.

Target Group

The course addresses health professionals at large. This includes medical doctors, but also nurses and other health care professoinal groups. A profound understanding of human medicine is important in order to be able to benefit from the medical contents of the course.


This is a 3-months full-time course, from 2 October to 22 December 2017. The course will be held annually. Sessions are held mostly from Monday to Friday, lecture hours are mostly 9:00 to 18:00. However, occasionally weekends and hours beyond the stated core hours may be involved.

The course comprises face-to-face seminars, but also online-elements. In additional, practical training such as microscopy and clinical practice are part of the curriculum. At the beginning of the course a retreat week of five days will be spent outside Munich.

For details on the curriculum, please click here.


The fee for the course is € 5000.-

For early bird registrations until July 15th, 2017, there is a reduced fee of € 4500.- (10% reduction)

A non-refundable fee of € 500.- will be charged in case of cancellation prior to September 1st, 2017. A non-refundable fee of 50 % of the total course fee is due in case of cancellation between September 1st and 30th, 2017. The full course fee will be charged for cancellations from October 1st onwards and in cases of no-show.

The registration fee covers the five-days retreat week outside Munich, the course contents, the lecture material and the laboratory material. The fee does not cover travel, accommodation or subsistence costs.


A qualification in a health care profession from a recognized school or university (please add as scan to your application)
Good standard of spoken and written English (equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B2 as a minimum)


The application period for the DTMIH is June 1st to August 31st, 2017.

Please send your CV, a copy of your medical qualification certificate and the registration form via e-mail to:

Applications will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of participants for the DTMIH is 10.



Coordinating Office Address:

Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Leopoldstraße 7
80802 Munich

Course Coordinator: Andrea Kinigadner, M.A.

Scientific Director: Dr. Guenter Froeschl

Director Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine: Prof. Dr. Michael Hoelscher