Causation, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis and management of the major parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases and non-infectious diseases of tropical and developing countries, particularly those endemic in Asia. Principles of control of these diseases; principles of nutrition, reproductive health, maternal and child health, chronic disease and disability, water and sanitation; environment and health; diagnose and manage emerging tropical and imported infectious diseases; apply basic epidemiological principles and geoinformatics to the study of diseases relevant to tropical and developing countries