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A collaboration between the UCL Institute of Child Health and Institute for Global Health."Our taught programmes aim to raise awareness of key factors influencing health in an international context and to meet the changing needs of the global health and development agenda." This institute runs several very well regarded Master's programmes (indluding the MSc in Child Health and the MSc in Global Health and Development). Many modules can also be taken as short courses. This institute teaches the BSc in International Health and Development for intercalating medical students, has research PhD programmes, and has academic foundation places for junior doctors.
The Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary, University of London, is launching a suite of three new MSc programmes in international and global health, due to begin in September 2012:
  • MSc International Primary Health Care
  • MSc Global Public Health and Policy
  • MSc Health Systems and Global Policy

For further information contact
Dr James Lancaster,, +44 (0)20 7882 7212
Prof Allyson Pollock,
Prof Trisha Greenhalgh,

Run by The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. This is 12-month part-time course is designed to be taken as a whole or in Modules to fulfil the requirements for admission to the examination for the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes.

The course officially commences in January, but attendees may join any time throughout the year. You will have four years to complete the course and any missed lectures can be taken in subsequent years. After completion of the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion. This will be required to sit the DMCC exam.

This is a two week residential course, held annually in June/July. There is teaching on a wide range of topics relevant to healthcare in the developing world, and an opportunity to interact with christian health care professionals from a variety of backgrounds interesting in working overseas.
The Royal College of Physians of London examine and accredit a diploma tropical medicine and hygiene. This is available to any physican with a medical degree regconised by the college. The teaching for this diploma is offered as a three-month full-time course at the London School of Hygjene and Tropical Medicine, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine or a part-time course at University of Glasgow.
Providing quality training for expedition, wilderness, high altitude, mountain and remote medicine practitioners. Suitable for doctors, wilderness EMT's, first responders, nurses and individuals working in remote or inhospitable environments far from help.
Offers short courses and MSc-level courses in a variety of relevant topics - such as Global Health and Public Policy, Health Inequalities and Public Policy and Global Health and Anthropology. They also have a distance learning/online MSc courses, including Global Health and Non-Communicable Diseases. Short courses are also available.
The Institute for International Health and Development is an Institute of Queen Margaret University focused on post-graduate education, research and technical assistance to development agencies and governments. Its focus is on the social determinants of health in globally and locally marginalised populations. There is a collaboration between this institute and Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan. Courses available incluse short courses, a summer school and MSc programs in "International Health" and in "Social Justice, Development and Health"
International Health and Development
An Orientation to Medical Mission

Intermed is a not-for-profit organization providing a range of services. The Intermed Summer School is an intensive 3 week course specifically designed as an Introduction to International Health and Development for Christian Health Care Professionals who are preparing to work in less developed/ less resourced contexts in the world, or who are on leave from such work.
The course provides knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance the ability of personnel to participate effectively in health and development programs. Immediately following the core 3-week course, a more practically orientated optional 4th week is highly recommended. An overseas practicum is also offered, usually mid-year, which provides an opportunity to apply the course knowledge and skills. Full details of the course objectives are provided in the Intermed Handbook.
This department at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine runs MSc in Public Health for Eye Care
A registered charity affiliated to the University of Liverpool, the School was founded in 1898, becoming the World's first institution devoted primarily to tropical health. It has extensive links with UN organisations, health ministries, universities, non-governmental organisations and research institutions worldwide and is involved in numerous programmes to control diseases of poverty and to develop more effective systems for health care. The School prides itself on its links with developing countries and is committed to increasing such partnerships. LSTM offers a number of postgraduate programmes leading University of Liverpool Master, Diploma and Certificate awards, together with a variety of our own diplomas, certificates and shorter courses.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is Britain's national school of public health and a leading postgraduate institution in Europe for public health and tropical medicine. Part of the University of London, the London School is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in public health, international health and tropical medicine with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise. The centre offers convention MSc degrees (including a well-regarded MSc in Public Health for Developing Countries), as well as short courses and MSc by distance learning. The students tend to come from a wide variety of countries across the globe. The school has a strong research focus and offers PhDs in a wide range of areas related to global health.
A one-year MSc course, taught in English at the Karolinka Institute in Sweden. This one-year programme consists of three parts. The core module provides a common basis for all students. The advanced modules will provide a variety of courses addressing different specific areas of global health such as human resource development, reproductive health, disaster preparedness, etc. The third part is a research project submitted as a thesis. Research projects for the thesis can be carried out in a low or middle income country where we have an already existing collaboration. It may be useful to note that Sweden does not charge tuition fees for higher education for Swedish or EU students.
"The Masters in Public Health (MPH) in International Development, taught jointly by Geography and the School for Health & Related Research, is an exciting new course for 2009, and brings together expertise from geography, development studies and public health to engage with the challenges of health and international development in today's complex world. The course aims to develop student expertise in understanding the health needs and interventions necessary to improve the health of communitites in the Global South through exploring the contemporary theory, policy and practice in public health and international development. The course provides specialised teaching to equip students with the skills to take on these challenges in public health and development workplaces. A distinctive feature of the course is its applied emphasis to ensure that students engage with the complexities of health and development as played out in everyday life."
"The MPH (International Health), aligned with our Masters of Public Health, is a specific pathway to meet the needs of students wishing to study public health with an emphasis on international health issues. The course aims to give you broadly bases theoretical knowledge and the skills required in public health practice, including a sound evidence base for public health and the skills to manage, initiate, implement and assess changes. We offer optional in-depth modules in epidemiology and statistics."
"First offered here in 1984, the Master of Public Health (International) allows you to gain the public health knowledge and skills needed to develop improved health programmes and services in low-middle income countries."
Runs day courses in humanitarian relief training. Training events calendar available at Some training sessions are accredited by Oxford Brookes University, as credit towards their Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Response.
An online course at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, providing an opportunity for doctors to gain a post graduate qualification in Remote and Offshore Medicine. Modules include Tropical Medicine, Trauma and Medical Emergencies, Telemedicine, Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine and others.
The Christian Medical College Vellore occupies a prominent place among medical institutions in India (and in the world) as a 2,000-bed multi-campus complex that is a vital, diverse, inter-denominational community. CMC Vellore affirms a shared commitment to healing of the total person in the spirit of Christ and the pursuit of professional excellence in the care of those who are disadvantaged, disabled, and marginalized.

Electives - offers medical elective pragramme for students including classes and clinics and taking part in other academic activities. Students and faculty come from all over India and a number of other countries.

The Orientation to Medical Missions/Medical Boomerang runs every year. It is a 6 week program aimed to facilitate you, the Christian medical professional, health care worker or medical student in short-term medical missions, as well as equip you for working in a missions context. The Orientation to Medical Missions runs for three weeks in Perth, followed by a 2-3 week Medical Boomerang outreach to a developing nation.
Held each year from January to June, in Perth Australia, this is a school for medical professionals and primary health care graduates. The Medical Missions School is an advanced learning health care school that equips students for missions. The Introduction to Primary Health Care (IPHC) graduate will receive advanced medical training and the medical professional will use their prior learning to be effective for the challenging health needs in the world. For more infromation visit the YWAM website at