Medical Priorities & Clinical Tropical Medicine
in South East Asia

The course is designed for physicians specialized in infectious diseases who want to expand their clinical knowledge by the spectrum of clinical tropical medicine in South East Asia.  The course participants will gain first-hand experience in daily clinical practice in the Laotian capital, Vientiane, where the course will be held.

The course is offered by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an associated institute of the University of Basel, in collaboration with the Mahosot Hospital (Vientiane, Laos); the Wellcome Trust – Mahosot Hospital – Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration; the University of Pavia, Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases; IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation (Pavia, Italy), and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand).

Level: Postgraduate
Programme: Certificate of Attendance
Language: English

Course Facts

The course aims to provide an overview of the medical priorities and the spectrum of clinical tropical diseases in South East Asia.

The course participants will  join ward rounds in various in-patient departments, attend out-patient clinics, discuss clinical case presentations with colleagues, and visit other hospitals (Setthathirat Hospital, Friendship Hospital) and selected secondary health facilities in the vicinity of Vientiane.


Students profit of an excellent teaching faculty. Details can be found in the course brochure.

An Interactive Programme

To ensure maximum interactive teaching and training, all clinical activities will be conducted in small groups of no more than 5 participants. The clinical learning experience will be complemented by state-of-the-art lectures, covering clinical core topics and recent research advances.

In the second week of the course, the participants will gain practical experience with laboratory diagnostic methods for parasitic diseases and with the use of ultrasound in the field by conducting a field survey in a rural village community within driving distance of Vientiane.

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