Clinical Tropical Medicine & Global Health Curriculum



The University of Minnesota Clinical Tropical Medicine & Global Health Curriculum is a hybrid program: seven self-paced courses are offered online, allowing you to complete them at your own pace and from any location. The final two weeks of the curriculum is completed in person with simulations, laboratory experiences, and clinical rounds where possible. It is intended for physicians and other health care providers working in immigrant, refugee, and travelers' health and tropical medicine.

The curriculum combines lectures, exercises, and laboratory work. It includes topics on immigrant and refugee health care, disaster relief, public health, dermatology, travel medicine, and the full range of infections including parasitic, bacterial, mycobacterial, and viral. Although the curriculum has a strong emphasis on clinical work and directly applicable information, it also addresses ethical issues and cultural considerations.

Course duration: 200+ hours online; 2 weeks in person, various locations.

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Clinical Tropical Medicine & Global Health Curriculum.

This curriculum qualifies you to sit for either of the two foremost qualifications in global health: 

Complete Package

The complete package includes all 7 courses of the Clinical Tropical Medicine & Online Global Health Curriculum, the online ASTMH CTrop Exam Review Course, and weeks 3 and 4 of the 2023 in-person course in Minneapolis, MN; it fulfills the content requirements for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) CTropMed® examination.

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2021 CTropMed

For 2021, the CTropMed® Examination will be held as a secure internet-based test. The exam will be admininstered in October 2021. The application deadline will be June 21.

For more information please contact the ASTMH.