Taught course

Tropical Paediatrics

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Entry requirements

Open to healthcare professional graduates with experience of professional work in clinical setting (preferably in LMICs).

All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award.

Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme develops professional skills including leadership and governance skills along with critical appraisal of evidence as applicable to clinical practice applicable to paediatric healthcare. Research skills as applicable to a wide range of paediatric problems in clinical and epidemiological settings in low- and middle-income settings will be developed including the ethical considerations both in clinical and research practice.

Emphasis is given to the scientific and empiric evidence for diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in low- and middle-income settings, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, from a public health and clinical perspective.

It aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to contribute to strengthening health systems in support of child health, facilitating the implementation and scale up of good clinical practice, and raising awareness amongst public, fellow professionals and politicians of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on various health indicators.

Where relevant, various vulnerable groups in society will be discussed in the context of specific medical problems in low- and middle-income settings. Teaching methods will include interactive lectures, case based learning and small group work as well as simulation scenarios.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44(0)151 705 3100