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DTM&H stands for Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. It is a postgraduate award, given after a prescribed period of instruction followed by an examination consisting of three parts; (a) a written examination (b) a practical laboratory examination and (c) an oral examination. In some schools, a fourth part consisting of a clinical bedside examination may be required. The DTM&H is offered at the London School of Tropical Medicine,[1] at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine[2] and at Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine,[3]]] The DTM&H Coursework at Mahidol University, Faculty of Tropical Medicine is a 6 month program in an area endemic with many tropical diseases. A part-time course by the University of Glasgow is also offered which leads to the same DTM&H qualification [4]

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A similar course is offered at the University of Pretoria, leading to the award of the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health which is also abbreviated DTM&H. [5] The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ireland offers a similar course but the diploma awarded is called Diploma in Tropical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ireland. That is abbreviated as DTMRCPSI.[6]

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