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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Immunology (Microbiology)

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.

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 provide students with a practical understanding of the methods for sampling, identification and vector incrimination applicable to the most important arthropod vectors and snail intermediate hosts.

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

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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