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Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) 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. In the Americas, the oldest DTM&H is awarded by the Gorgas Institute at the University of Alabama.

The University of Glasgow in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians offer a part-time course taught both online and in house which leads to 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 of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland jointly offer a similar course, but the diploma awarded is called the Diploma in Tropical Medicine. That is abbreviated as DTM RCP&SI or DTM RCPSI.[6]

Several American universities offer similar courses, including Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama at Birmingham/Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Gorgas Course), Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Minnesota.

The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene administers an exam and Certificate in Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) for graduates of DTM&H courses.

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