This is a Dual Master’s Degree Program. The student is awarded an MPH Degree from International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy, and MPH in Tropical Medicine from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.
The JLI MPH in Tropical Medicine program has been developed for current healthcare professionals and students who aspire to make a career in this important discipline of medicine. The program is directed towards the skill-building and practice of tropical medicine and community healthcare delivery. This program also provides opportunities for engaging in research through focused projects in the field. There is an emphasis on tropical diseases, infections, surveillance and informatics in healthcare.
JLI has consulted experts in public health and tropical medicine while developing this program and most of the faculty have significant experience in this domain. Not only is there a focus on developing fundamental concepts in tropical medicine, but also an exposure to more sophisticated areas of learning such as interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges related to infectious diseases, implementation of evidence-based recommendations for infectious and non-infectious diseases, immunization policy and practice, and several other key areas of knowledge and skills needed by professionals who practice tropical medicine.
This program is also an excellent choice for physicians, nurses, allied healthcare workers and medical students who have an interest in tropical health.
The James Lind Institute and the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’) have collaborated to bring to you a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program. Alongside this MPH Degree, this program leads to the award of a Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine from James Lind Institute.
Stage 1: Complete Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH)
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete the Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management which typically is completed in 36 weeks and is comprised of 42 ECTS Credits. This program comprises of 18 Core Courses and 3 Elective Courses chosen from a list of Elective Courses available to the student. The student will then transfer to International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy to complete the MPH program with the award of 90 ECTS Credits. This is explained in detail here.
Stage 2: Complete Specialization in Tropical Medicine
Upon completion of the MPH program at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, the student will initiate a specialization in Maternal and Child Health at James Lind Institute. This specialization earns the student a total of 48 ECTS Credits. Combining these 48 ECTS Credits with 42 ECTS credits earned from Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management, a total of 90 ECTS credits leads to the award of Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.
Following is the structure of the MPH in Tropical Medicine:
The JLI MPH in Tropical Medicine program is designed in a way so it’s helpful for new graduates as well as healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare workers. After the completion of this program, students are expected to have a thorough understanding of tropical diseases, the causal relationships and the societal burden of all tropical diseases. Since most of the tropical diseases are infections or infestations, tropical medicine specialists are expected to have strong knowledge of infectious diseases. Besides treatment, there is a strong emphasis on early detection through laboratory testing and thus a good part of tropical medicine jobs are in laboratory areas such as microbiology, virology, etc. Tropical health specialists are also involved in the prevention of tropical infections and this is an excellent career option for those who are passionate about developing smart and innovative solutions for the prevention of infections.
Key roles that students can pursue after completing this program are
Tropical Health Specialist
Infectious Disease Consultant
Healthcare Administrator ( Tropics)
NGO Administrator or Manager
Immunization Leader or Manager
Community healthcare leader
James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.
Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at email@example.com for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, or;
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country.
JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor, master and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Reasearch in Italy. Furthermore, it is the only Italian Telematic University that was positively assessed by the CNVSU, the National Committee established to assess the university institutions in Italy UNINETTUNO is a distance teaching university based on close cooperation with traditional universities from Europe, the Arab World, the United States and Asia. These alliances with higher-education institutions from across the world allow UNINETTUNO to supply a wider and more diverse educational offering, based on a scientific psychopedagogical model built on 20 years of research. Thanks to the use of new technologies and a faculty of prestigious professors from some of the world’s biggest universities, UNINETTUNO offers a unique university experience based on quality, flexibility and innovation.
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Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
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Due to the negative economic effects of COVD 19, JLI Switzerland has decided to waive off 25% tuition fees for all Masters Programs for the upcoming intake for all current and new students. Please contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.