Diploma in Tropical Nursing


30 November - 18 December 2015 - ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Fee £1,695

3 - 21 May 2016 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Fee £1,695

28 November - 16 December 2016 (fees TBC - applications will open soon)

May 2017 (exact dates/fees TBC - applications will open soon)



For Admission, please contact Professional Courses Unit - cpd@lstmed.ac.uk, Tel: 0151 705 3172 / 3753 / 3754

Numbers are strictly limited, please apply early to avoid disappointment. We operate a waiting list once the course is full.


RCN accredited
Royal College of Nurses Accreditation Statement

This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 11 December 2015. Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product.



Programme Introduction

Things that were completely foreign concepts to me are now integrated into how I think. Pretty impressive for a 3-week course! (2011)

This 3-week intensive programme is designed for nurses and midwives who intend to work in developing countries. The course will provide a wide knowledge base, incorporating laboratory work, clinical aspects of infectious diseases, child health, sexual health, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases as well as professional topics such as leading change, governance and ethics.


The programme aims to:

  • Equip participants with knowledge and practical skills relevant to nursing in the tropics
  • Produce graduates who are informed and effective professionals
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by up-to-date knowledge and current best practice
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future


Useful: The course immediately validated its worth (2011)

Who Should Attend
This Diploma course is available to registered nurses and midwives. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of competency in English (IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88 / paper-based 570)


Course Outline


Day 1 Welcome Day and Course Introduction & Review of Formative Assessment
Day 2 Introduction to Global Health Issues
Day 3 Sexual & Reproductive Health
Day 4 Public Health & Primary Healthcare
Day 5 Parasites


Day 6 Malaria and Introduction to Lab Diagnostics
Day 7 Common Laboratory Tests
Day 8 Humanitarian & Refugee Health – Nursing in Disasters
Day 9 Management, Managing Resources and Leading Change
Day 10 TB & HIV


Day 11 Child Health, Immunisations & Nutrition
Day 12 Child Health, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Snakes Alive!
Day 13 Neglected Tropical Diseases
Day 14 Human Resources, Skin Diseases and Overseas Experiences, General Review
Day 15 Examination & Evaluation

When you have presenters that are passionate about their topic, you cant help but be sucked into their enthusiasm and enjoy the teaching! Thank you! (2011)

A Complete Learning Package

The delivery includes a range of formal lectures, a hands-on laboratory sessions, and group work.

The DTN begins with a 2 week period of self-study before commencing an intensive, three week taught element. It concludes with a 3 week assessment period supported by on-line tutoring. This format of concentrated contact time combined with flexible self-study makes the programme accessible to participants concurrently engaged in professional practice.


The assessments are designed to encourage participants to develop their clinical knowledge as well as a range of practical-nursing skills (e.g. using lab-based techniques for diagnosis and the basic nursing care of a patient with a particular disease or health problem). Assessments are reviewed year on year and the agreed assessment strategy will be posted in due course.

Overall the course has been amazing. Really loved every bit of it, even the exam! (2011)




Possible Sources of Funding can include:

The Florence Nightingale Foundation
Director, The Florence Nightingale Foundation
Suite 3, 38 Ebury Street
London SW1W 0LU
Website: www.florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk

The Smith & Nephew Foundation
15 Adam Street
London WC2N 6LA
Website: www.snfoundation.org.uk/awards.htm

Royal College of Midwives
15 Mansfield Street
London W1G 9NH
Tel: 020 7312 3535
Fax: 020 7312 3536
Website: www.rcm.org.uk/data/education/data/awards.htm

Thank you for a wonderful 3 weeks & for reminding me of all the reasons I came into Nursing (2012)

Proud of the 150 years of nurse training in Liverpool - http://www.liverpoolnursing150.org.uk/index.html