Intensive and targeted short course in deployment and international infectious disease
threats concentrated on individuals operating with limited or sporadic tropical and infectious disease consultative support.
The course was created in response to the need of a short course on tropical medicine by AFRICOM and the special forces community.
This curriculum was designed to educate medical personnel by providing them with the skills and training they need to tackle tropical infectious
diseases in austere environments while deployed or working in overseas labs.
This is a 5-day, hands-on course designed to familiarize students with tropical diseases they may encounter overseas.
The morning didactic sessions will consist of world-class experts presenting on tropical diseases that military personnel may encounter while deployed or while working at an overseas laboratory.
The afternoons will consist of hands-on laboratory sessions with a focus on deployment-relevant diagnostics.
The program is open to all United States military service physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, ESOs, 18D medics,
91S preventive medicine technicians, or other medical personnel . This course is open to civilians, other government agencies and foreign nationalists
that are involved in the medical health field (subject to approval).