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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Parasitology Medical Specialisations: P-Z

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme provides core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them. Students will gain specialised skills to enable them to pursue a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology. Graduates enter global health fields ranging from diagnostics through to applied basic research and operational control to higher degree studies and academic/teaching-related positions.

By the end of this programme students should be able to demonstrate: detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology, life cycles, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of parasitic infections in humans and their relevance for human health and control; detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology and strategies for control of the vectors and intermediate hosts of human parasites; carry out practical laboratory identification of parasite stages both free and in tissues and diagnose infections; specialised skills in: advanced diagnostic, molecular, immunological, genetic, chemotherapeutic, ecological and/or control aspects of the subject; the ability to design a laboratory or field-based research project, and apply relevant research skills; prepare a written report including a critical literature review of relevant scientific publications, and show competence in communicating scientific findings.

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

This module aims to introduce the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques required to design a research study, analyse and interpret the data. Examples will be based around research themes appropriate to the MSc. This module provides a suitable foundation for students involved in laboratory and field research on which they can develop their skills for independent research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,050

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,770

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed. An additional preferred requirement for the MSc Parasitology is an interest in parasites of public health importance and disease transmission. Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

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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