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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pathology Epidemiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This is a multidisciplinary programme that bridges the fields of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health in the context of disease control. It includes a strong practical component and the opportunity to undertake a research project overseas with collaborating public health or research organisations and NGOs. The programme trains students in all aspects of the control of infectious diseases and prepares them for a career in a range of organisations.

This programme will equip students with specialised skills that will facilitate a career in the control of infectious diseases as staff of health ministries, health departments, national or international disease control agencies, aid organisations or universities.

The majority of the research projects are performed overseas, with collaborating public health or research organisations and NGOs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this overseas opportunity, which is crucial to the nature of the course.

Objectives

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

investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections
select appropriate methods of control
design, implement and evaluate co-ordinated control methods
assess constraints of local public health delivery systems
manage available resources in the context of the control of infectious diseases
focus their efforts on particular geographical regions or specific diseases.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Extended Epidemiology (15 Credits) - Core
Health Policy, Process & Power (10 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Health Economics (10 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Disease Agents & Their Control (25 Credits) - Core
Basic Epidemiology (10 Credits) - Core
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,470

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration 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; applicants with a strong academic background in ancillary subjects will also be considered; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more

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