Preamble
The Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) is an international post-graduate course organized and run by the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of Washington, Makerere University College of Health Sci

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2011 East African DTM&H Accreditation and Draft Curriculum v1

On February 9th the LSHTM Learning and Teaching Committee approved the first stage of a new DTM&H delivered wholly in East Africa.

Syllabus:  75% tropical infectious diseases
25%  general healthcare in Africa

Content:   75% core modules
25% student-selected modules

Form:        25%  expert seminars
25% direct clinical contact
25%  practical work including critical appraisal and teaching skills
25%  independent study

Bare bones structure

Tanzania            Week theme                                   Practical components

Week 1                Clinical epidemiology                      Clinical and teaching rounds
Week 2                Special topics in medicine  
Week 3                Malaria                                             Clinical and teaching rounds
Week 4                Rural placement                              4 pairs of groups
Week 5                Parasitology                                     Clinical and teaching rounds
Week 6                Dermatology                         

Break                   Wednesday afternoon 26th to Monday 31st October inclusive

Week 7                Paediatric assessment                  Nairobi (in transit)

Uganda              Week theme                         Practical components

Week 8                HIV & TB                                Clinical and teaching rounds
Week 9                HIV & TB                                Clinical and teaching rounds
Week 10              Population health                  Clinical and teaching rounds
Week 11              Options 1                                4 pairs of groups
Week 12              Options 2                                4 pairs of groups
Week 13              Revision                                 Examination and award ceremony

Notes

Rural placement

  • Groups of 5 students dispersed to district hospitals and community centres throughout Tanzania
  • One week placement
  • Tutor with local knowledge split between two adjacent groups
  • Preceded by long weekend for travel and sightseeing

Suggestions include

  • 4 coastal groups
  • 2 lake groups
  • 2 inland groups

Options 1 & 2

  • Modules last for one week and are repeated in the second week (so responsibility is for 2 wks)
  • 4 – 6 students per group
  • Led by a specialist tutor
  • Focus on experiential learning
  • Preceded by long weekend for travel and sightseeing

Lots of possibilities based on existing expertise and staff on the ground; suggestions so far include

  • Cancer and palliative care
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Helminth infections and nutrition
  • Leprosy and leishmaniasis
  • Maternal and perinatal health
  • Mental health and substance misuse
  • Refugee and migrant health
  • Schistosomiasis control
  • Trypanosomiasis control

Devolution of responsibilities

Oversight and coordination of curriculum development: Course Director

25 module-leads required

7 main group themes
6 main group clinical and teaching rounds
4 rural placement pairs
8 small group options run for 2 weeks

Northern allocations suggested at Seattle Summit

London 2/3         = 16 modules
Hopkins 1/6        = 4 modules
Seattle 1/6          = 4 modules


module no

week no

country

arrival

departure

main curriculum theme

module lead

institution

allocation

M1

week 1

Tanzania

18-Sep

24-Sep

Clinical Epidemiology

Alison Grant

LSHTM

L1

M2

week 1

Tanzania

18-Sep

24-Sep

Bedside teaching and training to teach

Cordelia Coltart

LSHTM

L2

M3

week 2

Tanzania

25-Sep

1-Oct

Special Topics in Medicine

David Mabey

LSHTM

L3

M4

week 2

Tanzania

25-Sep

1-Oct

Bedside teaching and training to teach

Doug Parkin

LSHTM

L4

M5

week 3

Tanzania

2-Oct

8-Oct

Malaria

Baz Nadjm

LSHTM

L5

M6

week 3

Tanzania

2-Oct

8-Oct

Bedside teaching and training to teach

Tom Doherty

LSHTM

L6

M7

week 4

Tanzania

7-Oct

17-Oct

Rural placement 1&2

Fiona Cresswell

NWPH

L7

M8

week 4

Tanzania

7-Oct

17-Oct

Rural placement 3&4

Baz Nadjm

LSHTM

L8

M9

week 4

Tanzania

7-Oct

17-Oct

Rural placements 5&6

Anthony Solomon

LSHTM

L9

M10

week 4

Tanzania

7-Oct

17-Oct

Rural placements 7&8

Debby Watson-Jones

LSHTM

L10

M11

week 4

Tanzania

7-Oct

17-Oct

Rural placements 9&10

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JHU

JHU1

M12

week 5

Tanzania

16-Oct

22-Oct

Parasitology Lab

Steve Morris-Jones

LSHTM

L11

M13

week 5

Tanzania

16-Oct

22-Oct

Clinical tropical medicine

Paul Pottinger?

UW

UW1

M14

week 6

Tanzania

23-Oct

26-Oct

Dermatology

Rachael Morris-Jones

Kings

L12

M15

week 7

Kenya

1-Nov

5-Nov

Paediatric simulation training

Natalie Prevatt

KEMRI

KEMRI

M16

week 8

Uganda

6-Nov

12-Nov

TB

Moses Joloba/Yuka Manabe

MUJHU

JHU2

M17

week 8

Uganda

6-Nov

12-Nov

Bedside teaching and training to teach

Robin McKensie/Moses Kamya

MUJHU

JHU3

M18

week 9

Uganda

13-Nov

18-Nov

HIV

Alex Coutinho/Steve Reynolds

MUJHU

JHU4

M19

week 9

Uganda

13-Nov

18-Nov

Bedside teaching and training to teach

David Roesel?

UW

UW2

M20

week 10

Uganda

18-Nov

28-Nov

SSM 1 Trypanosomaisis & Schistosomiasis

Stephen Wright

LSHTM

L13

M21

week 10

Uganda

18-Nov

28-Nov

SSM 2 Leprosy & Leishmaniasis

Steve Walker

LSHTM

L14

M22

week 10

Uganda

18-Nov

28-Nov

SSM 3 Refugee Health & Nutrition

David Roesel?

UW

UW3

M23

week 10

Uganda

18-Nov

28-Nov

SSM 4 VHF & Outbreak Control

Steve Cose

LSHTM

L15

M24

week 10

Uganda

18-Nov

28-Nov

SSM5 Maternal Child and Reproductive Health

MaryGlenn Fowler/Philippa Musuke

MUJHU

JHU5

M25

week 11

Uganda

27-Nov

3-Dec

SSM 6 Non Communicable Diseases

Gavin Dreyer

UMCM

L16

M26

week 11

Uganda

27-Nov

3-Dec

SSM 7 Emergency Trauma and Surgery

Moses Joloba

MUJHU

JHU6

M27

week 11

Uganda

27-Nov

3-Dec

SSM 8 Traveler's Health & Disaster Medicine

Chris Sanford?

UW

UW4

M28

week 11

Uganda

27-Nov

3-Dec

SSM 9 Cancer & Palliative Care

Corey Casper??

UW

UW5

M29

week 11

Uganda

27-Nov

3-Dec

SSM 10 Humanitarian Medicine & Mental Health

Alexander van Tulleken

UCL

L17

M30

week 12

Uganda

4-Dec

10-Dec

Zoonotic Infections

Moses Joloba/Noreen Hynes

MUJHU

UW6

M31

week 12

Uganda

4-Dec

10-Dec

Special Topics in Medicine

Chi Eziefula

LSHTM

L18