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The Sheffield DTM&H 2022- South African Candidates

The Sheffield DTM&H 2022- South African Candidates



DTM&H Course 2022/23


Detailed Description

The course aim is to equip clinicians to work, applicants are advised to have been in contact with the course administrator via 
[email protected]sheffield.ac.uk to ensure eligibility before paying. 

We hope to impart to students essential skills and competence in clinical tropical medicine, laboratory skills in low technology settings, tropical diseases epidemiology and control and travel health.

These breakdown as 60% Clinical Tropical Medicine, 25% Public Health and 15% Non-communicable diseases. Maternal and Child health are included within these. A topic list is provided on the RCP website.

The Sheffield course is designed for medical doctors in full time work in tropical countries and to better understand tropical infection presenting in the UK. We use a mix of on-line webinars, face-to-face and self-directed learning to ensure the syllabus is covered with flexibility.

The core of the course involves seminars from 6-8.30pm UK time every Tuesday evening between late August and early late April, and for the Public Health module, seminars will be on four Saturday mornings between October and March. The DTM&H teaching seminars will be delivered as interactive webinars using the UoS Blackboard Collaborate system (a bit like Zoom). These webinars will also be recorded and available for review from 24 hours following the teaching.
The fee of £1230 includes the online webinar based teaching and teaching materials of the Sheffield course and a place on the 4 day National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Parasitology Laboratory Diagnosis Training course run at the Parasitology Reference Laboratory of NICD, Sandringham, Johannesburg. Organiser: Mrs Bhavani Moodley. This course covers all practical training in the use of basic microscopy to diagnose tropical infection, in line with RCP DTM&H requirements and includes preparation and interpretation of stool, urine and blood films for identifying parasites, histopathology and medically important vectors as well as a mock exam.

The RCP DTM&H exam will take place in a single day as an online exam in June 2023. The RCP examination fee is payable directly to the RCP and is not included in the £1230 DTM&H course fee.

A substantial number of hours of self-directed learning will be required – you should timetable for at least as many hours as spent with webinar/face-to-face teaching. Each lecturer has prepared reading material and exercises and made their presentations available in advance of their taught seminar. Some material is designed to be covered in advance of the seminars, which will then be interactive and involve discussion based on this material. All these materials can be accessed via a course Google Drive folder, with individual folders for each seminar, as well as the timetable and syllabus.

Our faculty are senior academics and physicians from the disciplines of infectious diseases, microbiology, virology, child health, obstetrics & gynaecology and public health across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Some teaching is delivered by invited external speakers from fields ranging from tropical ophthalmology to water & sanitation and non-communicable diseases.

Cancellation Policy:

A refund of 90% of the course fee will be given if a registered applicant withdraws before the 30th September 2022. Thereafter no refund will be possible and deferral to future courses is usually not possible.

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