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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

Medical Microbiology Medical Statistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. The increasing incidence of microbial infections worldwide is being compounded by the rapid evolution of drug-resistant variants and opportunistic infections by other organisms. The curriculum reflects the importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis.

Objectives

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

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the nature of pathogenic microorganisms (predominantly viruses and bacteria) and basic criteria used in the classification/taxonomy of these microorganisms
  • explain the modes of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and the outcomes of infections, including chronic microbial infections
  • distinguish between and critically assess the classical and modern approaches to the development of therapeutic agents and vaccines for the prevention of human microbial diseases
  • demonstrate knowledge of the laboratory diagnosis of microbial diseases and practical skills, including the isolation and characterisation of specific microbes in clinical specimens
  • carry out a range of advanced skills and laboratory techniques, for example the purification of isolated microbial pathogens and analyses of their proteins and nucleic acids for downstream applications such as gene cloning and sequencing studies
  • demonstrate research skills, including designing experiments, analysing results and troubleshooting and critically assessing the scientific literature.

Modules

Bacteriology & Virology - Core
Analysis & Design of Research Studies - Core
Molecular Biology
Project Report

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