Continuing Education


The Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course has been successfully completed. 


Please check back to view information about the 2019 course. To be notified when registration opens, please contact Lydia Ma (

For reference, information on the 2018 course is available here: Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course  May 7-11, 2018

CME accreditation: Up to 39.25 MOC Section 1 and 39.25 Mainpro+ study credits

The UBC SPPH Continuing Education Program delivers professional development for health professionals with a commitment to maintaining and enhancing professional competence.

First of its kind in western Canada and offered since 2014, we developed the Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course to provide health professionals with training on a clinical approach to the evaluation and management of tropical diseases. A laboratory component in the curriculum allows learners to acquire practical laboratory skills to identify parasites important for the diagnosis of tropical disease. An important element in this course is the inclusion of a public health focus on management of tropical diseases including outbreaks.

Our Outdoor Air Quality and Health and the Air Quality Health Index course is online, on demand and offered at no charge to enable physicians and other health professionals to learn about air quality and health effects, the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) that can be used to advise patients/clients on reducing exposure and mitigating effects from air pollution.

We welcome opportunities to collaborate and encourage prospective partners in continuing professional education to contact us.

If you wish to see offerings of specific occupational and environmental health and safety course for your professional development, please contact Lydia Ma.