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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Entomology (Insects) Medical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This programme combines theoretical and practical training in biology and control of disease vectors and the human pathogens they transmit. Students will gain specialised skills in the molecular biology of infectious diseases, and will cover all aspects of major vector-borne diseases. The course also offers a thorough grounding in the systematics of medically important arthropods, processes regulating vector populations, and the biology of vector–parasite and vector–vertebrate interactions.

Students benefit from close interaction with staff who have extensive international expertise. The James Busvine Memorial Medal and Prize, donated by Professor James Busvine in 1987, is awarded each year for outstanding performance.

Objectives

By the end of this programme students should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the biology of vectors and intermediate hosts of human pathogens together with methods for their control
  • describe the biology, life cycles, pathogenesis and diagnosis of parasitic infections in humans and relate these to human health and disease control strategies
  • demonstrate a range of specialised technical and analytical skills relevant to vectors and vector borne diseases, e.g. sampling, identification dissection, diagnostics, experimental design, data analysis, control technologies and strategies
  • design and carry out a small research project on the biology or control of disease vectors, analyse and interpret the results and prepare a written report including a critical literature review
  • design, carry out and evaluate vector control interventions using the specialised knowledge and skills mentioned above
  • show competence, both written and verbal, in communicating scientific information and findings.

Modules

Analysis & Design of Research Studies - Core
Malaria: From Science to Policy and Practice - Core
Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology - Core
Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination - Core
Parasitology & Entomology - Core
Integrated Vector Management - Core
Vector Biology & Vector-Parasite Interactions - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,530

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

28,400

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more