Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 1-5, 2017

Date: May 1-5, 2017

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Location: UBC Vancouver campus

An intensive, week-long course for physicians, nurses, public health practitioners and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases.

The course emphasizes three broad areas:

  • Clinical tropical medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Public health

Through didactic lectures, interactive problem-solving discussions and practical laboratory teaching, attendees will learn:

  • a clinical approach to the evaluation and management of tropical diseases;
  • practical laboratory skills, with a focus on the identification of parasites important for the diagnosis of tropical disease;
  • public health principles and applications including outbreak management.

Photo credits: ScantyNebula(l); Jan Hajek(centre); James Gathany (r)

The course is taught by clinical faculty that have extensive experience with infectious diseases and tropical medicine, who are affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the BC Centre of Disease Control. New in 2017: Professors Nick Day and Phaik Yeong Cheah of the University of Oxford will join our course faculty. Please see details in the course brochure.

The course covers clinical descriptions and approaches to evaluation and treatment of tropical diseases, strategies for infection control within communities, and a focus on infections whose management makes a critical difference to survival. Participants will gain practical experience through laboratory and daily problem solving exercises.

Early registration rate effective until April 1, 2017. Please visit our course website for more information. Register early as space is limited.


For course inquiries please contact:

UBC School of Population and Public Health

Continuing Education

2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

V6T 1Z3


Email:  |   Tel: (604) 822-9599

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