tropEd - Network for Education in International Health
tropEd is an international network of institutions for higher education in international health. It collaborates closely with institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. tropEd provides postgraduate opportunities for education and training contributing to sustainable development. It focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations.
The innovative approach is based on mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common standard in education and training.
Participants in the Master’s Programme must enrol with one of the tropEd institutions, where they undertake a 3-month core course. Successful participants then select Advanced Modules at their home institution and/or at institutions within the tropEd network.
Core Module, Advanced Modules and Thesis offer credit points according to the ECTS. Completion of the Master’s programme requires completion of a total of 60 ECTS. Study must take place at a minimum of 2 institutions in 2 different countries, and the overall course programme must be completed within 5 years.
The Short Courses offered at the University of Heidelberg are accredited with the tropEd programme. Each short course will provide 2 to 4 ECTS credits towards the Masters in International Health as an advanced module.
Heidelberg is as well a home institution of the network.
More information on tropEd can be found at
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