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Tropical Nursing, Advanced Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #801 (ARWU) Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN) is awarded by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as part of its suite of non credit-bearing Professional Diploma programmes aimed at enhancing the knowledge, skills and competencies of health care professionals working in low and middle-income resource settings.
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The DTN aims to familiarise participants with common health issues in overseas settings, helping them develop their analytical, problem solving and practical nursing skills. The curriculum is flexible to include sessions relevant to current international events and also contains a strong laboratory element. The programme provides up-to-date factual knowledge and current best practice, as well as opportunities to develop practical hands-on skills.

This course aims to

  • Equip participants with knowledge and practical skills relevant to nursing in low and middle income countries.
  • Produce graduates who are informed and effective professionals, able to work in teams as well as individuals.
  • 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.


The Programme is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing for 90 study hours. The curriculum has been informed by the requirements of organisations deploying nurses in low and middle income countries and is designed to introduce common health topics that nurses and midwives are likely to come across whilst working in these settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The DTN begins with a period of self-study and formative evaluation (estimated 20 learning hours) before commencing an intensive, 3 week taught element. It concludes with a 3 week assessment period supported by online tutoring. This format of concentrated contact time combined with flexible self-study makes the programme accessible to participants concurrently engaged in professional practice.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

Registered General Nurse or Midwife

Work Experience

At least two years post-registration practice

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1800 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 GBP per module and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1800 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 GBP per module and a duration of 21 days.
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Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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