This full-time course includes lectures, laboratory-based hands-on training including examination of mounted slides with causative agents of malaria, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, observing procedures, clinical ward rounds with bedside teaching, case-based discussions, and visiting National Communicable Diseases Control centers (i.e. Anti-malaria Campaign, Central Chest Clinic) in Sri Lanka.


Tropical Medical Parasitology

  • Malaria
  • Filariasis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Helminth infections
  • Integrated vector control measures

Tropical Medical Microbiology

  • Tuberculosis
  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Leprosy
  • Melioidosis
  • Cholera and other bacterial diarrhoeal diseases
  • Rickettsial diseases

Other Important Topics in Tropics

  • Snake bites and toxins
  • Tropical Paediatrics

The Registration Fee (Non Refundable)

Undergraduates : US$ 50

Medical Professionals : US$ 100

Course Fee - 1000 USD (Payments only in USD)

(*Refund Policy as per University Circular: 90% refund will be made only if an applicant has requested within 14 days from the closing date of payment.)

Air fare, meals and accommodation will not be provided.
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Maximum number of participants for the course 10.

08th May 2023
26th May 2023

Apply Online

Application Closing Date

03rd February 2023



Tel: +94112801028
Fax : +94 11 2801480

Prof. Shalindra Ranasinghe
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gangodawila, Nugegoda
Sri Lanka


  • You are requested to submit the application form, a brief CV and a letter from your institution confirming the studentship/employment. (click here to pay online)
  • Once you submit your application, selections will be made by a committee on merit and an offer letter/decision will be sent to you by the 10th February 2023.
  • Once you receive the offer letter, you are requested to register (by paying $50/100) by the 24th February 2023 (click here to pay online). Failing to register by the deadline will automatically cancel your offer.
  • You are expected to complete the payment of the course fee ($ 1000) and submit the receipt at the commencement of the course (1st day: 08th May 2023).
  • You will not qualify to follow the course until full payment of the course fee is made.