Study Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Study Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Course overview
  • 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.