MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases
FULL-TIME: 1 year - Places now available for programme starting 9 September 2013
Programme Contact: Registry, E: email@example.com
Director of Studies: Dr Ralf Weigel
The programme focuses on the diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea. Emphasis is also given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Participants complete a short project, which can include a 2 month period of applied research in an overseas location.
The curriculum has been designed to take account of current national and international priorities and policies in the field of tropical and infectious diseases. It aims to:
- Provide doctors with previous experience in high burden diseases with research skills relevant to tropical and infectious diseases in low income countries
- Develop participants' knowledge and comprehension of the preventive and curative management strategies that promote health and well-being in tropical countries
- Equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, manage and control tropical parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections of children and adults in a variant of regional and resource settings
- Enable participants to comprehend and conduct heath-related research
- Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles
- Deliver high quality teaching that is informed by current research
- Develop approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future
- Medical degree plus at least two years' experience of professional work after qualification
- Other candidates who are suitably qualified by higher study or research may be considered
- Experience of working in a developing country is desirable
The programme is taught in English. Students who are not from *majority English speaking countries as defined by the UK Border Agency must provide proof of competency in English. LSTM’s current minimum requirements are:
- TOEFL 88 iBT (With a minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking); or
- IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5 (And a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components).
Tests must be within their validity period of 2 years. The two year period is calculated from the test date to the date the CAS is issued.
*You are classed as being from a majority English speaking country if you are a national of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United states of America, United Kingdom
Partial Scholarships available - scholarship information sent out after reaching "Conditional Offer" stage in the applications process. For further details on scholarships, please visit the scholarships page - /learning--teaching/applying-to-lstm/scholarships/
Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The programme provides a wide range of skills and training for doctors planning academic and clinical careers in the tropics. It is an excellent qualification for doctors who wish to work in the field of health research in either a clinical or community context as well as with international organisations specialising in health assistance-related activities.