The ultimate aim of the International Master's Degree in Tropical Neurology is to provide physicians who have a specific interest in the area of Tropical Neurology with the knowledge and skills they need to diagnose and treat patients with these pathologies. On completing this programme, students will possess the competencies required to deal with this group of patients, both within the context of general neurology and in more specialised units. Thus, another of the aims of the course is to provide people trained in related areas with the knowledge they need to understand the diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning underlying these pathologies.
The course seeks to optimise the training of professionals on different levels of the healthcare pyramid, without neglecting aspects related to the training of basic or clinical researchers who need to complete their know-how so that they can approach their research from a nosological point of view.
Training appears to play a key role in the healthcare pyramid and must cover a whole spectrum of aspects including correct differential diagnoses among disorders, the screening of other conditions at the levels of primary and internal medicine (as well as paediatric and geriatric) and the ordinary follow-up of outpatients, in addition to interdisciplinary care in a general neurology clinic and in specialised units.
Hence, this Master's Course covers a series of issues involving the problems associated with the symptomatic-diagnostic nuclei of patients and the use of currently available technologies, such as quality of life analysis and a whole array of pharmacological to surgical therapeutic procedures.
Candidates for admission on the course must hold an official university degree. No specific qualification is required but greater consideration will be granted to candidates with degrees in life and health sciences, and more especially a degree in Medicine. Candidates for the course are expected to fit the following profiles:
- Medical Doctors specialised in Neurology.
- Medical Resident in Neurology.
- Doctors with a special interest in Tropical Neurology and in Tropical Medicine in general.
- Graduates in Pharmacy, Biology or other qualifications oriented towards biomedical research and public health.
Should there be too many applications, the candidate's curriculum vitae will be taken into account, with emphasis on their experience to date in the field of Tropical Neurology and the benefits that the training received in this Master's course could have in their work setting/environment.
International Master's Degree in Tropical Neurology by Universitat Internacional de Catalunya