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MSc Tropical Medicine & International HealthLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health
This program aims to develop the careers of doctors whose interest is the practice of medicine in tropical and low- and middle-income countries. It aims to enhance evidence-based decision making in tropical medicine, international health, and the underpinning disciplines through a wide choice of modules including small group clinically focused teaching.
By the end of this program students should be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the causation, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and control of the major parasitic, bacterial, and viral, and noncommunicable diseases affecting tropical and developing countries
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the evidence base of tropical medicine and disease control in developing countries and of its application in the practice of evidence-based tropical medicine and disease control
- demonstrate understanding and skills in diagnostic parasitology microbiology and entomology through the selection of appropriate testing methods and the preparation and examination of biological specimens for identification of common parasitic and bacterial pathogens and associated vectors
- demonstrate understanding of the application of basic epidemiological principles, including selecting an appropriate study design to address a given clinical or public health problem
- demonstrate understanding of the selection application and interpretation statistical methods in the analysis of quantitative data
- demonstrate ability to analyse and synthesise research findings for clinical and disease control decision making (in areas including assessment diagnosis, test selection treatment, prognosis and control) and to critically evaluate their effects
- demonstrate understanding of the key contribution of clinical trials to the evidence base of tropical medicine and international health, and of how such trials are designed, conducted, analyzed and reported
- demonstrate ability to synthesise and communicate relevant medical knowledge and principles at an appropriate level to patients, health care professionals, colleagues and other groups
- demonstrate understanding of the role of basic and applied research underpinning clinical and international public health practice, at an appropriate level depending on the individual student's choice of modules
Applicants must normally satisfy the School’s general entrance requirements and additional program-specific entrance requirements to be considered for admission. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the procedures and deadlines given in the web-based or printed prospectus.
Eligibility for the MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health:
Students must have a degree in medicine and be registered medical practitioners. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least two years of experience working in clinical medicine (in any country) with recent professional experience in a relevant discipline.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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All students follow the course for the DTM&H. Term 1 consists entirely of the DTM&H lectures, seminars, laboratory practical and clinical sessions, and is examined through the DTM&H examination and resulting in the award of the Diploma and 60 Master's level credits at the end of Term 1.
Tropical Medicine, Parasitology and Public Health is a compulsory module.
Terms 2 and 3
Students take a total of five study modules, one from each timetable slot (Slot 1, Slot 2 etc.). Recognising that students have diverse backgrounds and experience, the program director considers requests to take any module within LSHTM's portfolio, provided that this is appropriate for the student.
- Advanced Immunology 1
- Childhood Eye Disease and Ocular Infections
- Clinical Virology*
- Designing Disease Control programs in Developing Countries
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
- Economic Evaluation
- Generalised Linear Models
- Health Care Evaluation
- Health Promotion Approaches and Methods
- Maternal & Child Nutrition
- Malaria: From Science to Policy and Practice*
- Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Techniques
- Practical Research Skills*
- Research Design & Analysis
- Sociological Approaches to Health
- Study Design: Writing a Study Proposal
- Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology
- Advanced Immunology 2
- Clinical Bacteriology 1*
- Conflict & Health*
- Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies*
- Family Planning programs
- Health Systems
- History & Health
- Molecular Virology
- Non-Communicable Eye Disease
- Population, Poverty and Environment
- Qualitative Methodologies
- Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
- Advanced Training in Molecular Biology
- Applied Communicable Disease Control*
- Clinical Immunology
- Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections*
- Current Issues in Maternal & Perinatal Health
- Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases*
- Evaluation of Public Health Interventions*
- Implementing Eye Care: Skills and Resources
- Medical Anthropology and Public Health
- Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
- Nutrition in Emergencies
- Organisational Management
- Social Epidemiology
- Spatial Epidemiology
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Health
- Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination
- Analytical Models for Decision Making
- Clinical Bacteriology 2
- Design & Evaluation of Mental Health programs
- Environmental Epidemiology
- Epidemiology & Control of Communicable Diseases*
- Ethics, Public Health & Human Rights*
- Global Disability & Health*
- Globalisation & Health
- Immunology of Parasitic Infection*
- Molecular Research in Infectious Diseases (formerly Molecular Biology Research Progress & Applications)
- Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases
- Population Dynamics & Projections
- Reviewing the Literature
- Sexual Health
- Survival Analysis and Bayesian Statistics
- Vector Biology & Vector Parasite Interactions
- Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
- Analysing Survey & Population Data
- Antimicrobial Chemotherapy*
- Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries
- Environmental Health Policy
- Integrated Vector Management
- Integrating Module: Health Promotion
- Molecular Cell Biology & Infection
- Neglected Tropical Diseases*
- Nutrition program Planning
- Pathogen Genomics
- Principles and Practice of Public Health
- Vaccine Immunology*
Full-Time Tuition fees
- UK/EU: £10,470
- Overseas: £24,200
Part-Time Tuition fees
- UK/EU: £5,235
- Overseas: £12,100
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
Graduates from this program go on to a wide variety of career paths including further research in epidemiology, parasite immunology; field research programs or international organisations concerned with health care delivery in conflict settings or humanitarian crises, or return to academic or medical positions in low- and middle-income countries.
Below you will find just a few of the positions and organisations that our graduates from this course have entered:
Example job titles
- Accident and Emergency Health Worker
- Analyst of Vector Control
- Emergency Medicine Doctor
- GP (General Practitioner)
- Medical Director
- Research Clinician AE-TBC
- Associate Professor of Neurology
- Government Assistant
- Specialist Registrar
About this institute
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Established in 1899, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is dedicated to improving health worldwide through training the next generation of health leaders to address major public and global health challenges. This year, LSHTM celebrates 120 years...
Why study at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
- #4 in the world for public health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
- #9 in the UK in social sciences and public health by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019
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