With globalization accelerating in the 21st century, there are growing concerns for the sustainable development of human society due to climate change and the aggravation of living environments caused by population growth and economic development. Under these circumstances, the notion of “Global Health” has emerged as an integrated issues area encompassing topics such as communicable and non-communicable diseases occurring regardless of geographical and/or economic boundaries.
Nagasaki University recognized that the establishment of a pool of personnel with the ability to understand the overview of global health is an important mission for the University. The School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH) was established in order to meet the pressing need to cultivate human resources and solve global health challenges employing innovative, comprehensive and transdisciplinary approaches.
TMGH offers three Master’s courses: the Tropical Medicine Course (MTM); the International Health Development Course (MPH); and the Health Innovation Course (MSc). An ALN scholar can join the MTM course, which is designed for clinicians who are interested and eager to participate in clinical work and research in tropical medicine and global health. The MTM course is for one year and all the lectures are conducted in English.