Tropical and Geographic Medicine Course, UBC, May 5-9, 2014

UBC Tropical Medicine Course

The UBC Faculty of Medicine and School of Population and Public Health are thrilled to offer an inaugural Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course at the University of British Columbia.

This is course if the first of its kind in Western Canada and offers a training opportunity for health professionals to learn and approach to preventing, diagnosing, evaluating, treating and managing people with tropical diseases.

Course objectives:

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 and environmental health interventions. 

For course details and how to register, please visit the course website:

For direct inquiries, please email Lydia Ma at

New!  CME Credits approved!

As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 38.0 Mainpro-M1 credits. This program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 38.0 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Leave a Reply


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.