Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course – May 2-6, 2016

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This course is to be offered by the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. The main purpose of the course is to offer a training opportunity for health professionals to learn an 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.

The course emphasizes three broad areas: (1) Clinical Tropical Medicine; (2) Parasitology; (3) Public Health.

Target Audience

  • physicians, public health practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases

Course Schedule

Date:May 2-6, 2016

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (7:45 am start on May 2, 2016)


Main classroom:

UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

Room 3208, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC


UBC Life Sciences Centre

Multi-Purpose Lab; Rooms 1330 and 1416, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC

Learn more about the course.

Early registration rate effective until April 1, 2016

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