Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Departmental courses


  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine

Please note the Diploma in Tropical Medicine has been running since 1988.

We are committed to running the DTM in the future. The curriculum review is nearing the completion process for compliance of transferable credits as agreed with under The Bologna Process.

Once the new format, which will incorporate the Travel Health module, has been certified by the National University of Ireland further information shall be advised.

  • Surgeons in the Developing World (October/November 2017)

The purpose of this module is to introduce surgeons in training to the global health care context and specific issues relevant to the surgical profession. Students are expected to gain awareness of surgical needs unique to developing countries and in humanitarian crises.

They will also gain insight into strategies that can contribute to improved surgical outcomes in the short-term while implementing broader healthcare management schemes to sustain development in the long-term.

The role of surgery is becoming increasingly recognised as an essential component of public health in developing countries. However the global disparity in access to surgical services has yet to be fully understood. The purpose of this module is to address the global burden of disease from a surgical perspective as a building block for more effective public health systems.

Students will gain awareness of surgical needs unique to developing countries and in humanitarian crises. Instruction will include:

  • Surgery and health policy at the global and local level
  • The role of the surgeon in resource-constrained areas
  • Surgical care in conflict zones.

Further information on the above courses is available on request:

Camilla Wemyss, Administrator, Department of Tropical Medicine, RCSI, 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

Tel: +353 1 402 2186



We organise and teach the 10 credit module called Haemato-Lymphoid Tropical Medicine, part of Intermediate Cycle 2, or the old third med which integrates cross-departmental and interdisciplinary teaching in a four-week block three times each year, once for the five year programme in Beaumont, once for GEM students in Blanchardstown and again in Bahrain for MUB RCSI students.

In addition we host students for student selected components and for clinical attachments and clinical electives in the Infectious Disease Department in Beaumont.

As co-champion of the Population & International Health pillar of our undergraduate curriculum Professor McConkey has been attempting to mainstream this theme all the way from the beginning to end of the undergraduate curriculum and integrating it for example into paediatrics and obstetrics training.