Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Introduction

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine.

As a registered charity, we work across the world, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil our mission of reducing the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries. We do that through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities.

Our work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research order book of well over £210 million.

Our worldwide reputation and the calibre of our research outputs has secured funding to lead over 10 international consortia and product development partnerships aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of diseases upon the world's poorest people.

Our state-of-the-art facilities continue to develop new drugs, vaccines and pesticides which put us at the forefront of infectious disease research.

As a teaching institution, we attract more than 600 students from 68 countries, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of professional courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide to train the next generation of doctors, scientists, researchers and health professionals.

The provision of technical assistance is a major component of LSTM's mission of promoting the improved health of the poor and disadvantaged peoples. LSTM consultancy improves health systems in developing countries whilst helping to inform our teaching and research agendas.

We also provide pre- and post travel clinical services through our subsidiary Well Travelled Clinics Ltd (link is external), with centres in Liverpool and Chester.

Vision, mission and values

Vision

To save lives in resource poor countries through research, education and capacity strengthening

Mission

To reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities

Values

  • Making a difference to health and wellbeing
  • Excellence in innovation, leadership and science
  • Achieving and delivering through partnership
  • An ethical ethos founded on respect, accountability and honesty
  • Creating a great place to work and study
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. [+]

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. Home fee: £8,100 (for 2015/16) Overseas fee: £18,000 (for 2015/16) Academic requirements: Open to graduates with an Honours degree (2.ii or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Medical or Veterinary students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme. Overseas candidates with other qualifications may be accepted, particularly if they have the relevant experience through working in an appropriate field for a number of years. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award Work experience: Candidates with HND and substantial relevant experience may also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: To produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles To facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research To enable students to conduct independent research in the laboratory and/or field To develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future To equip students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to develop a career in research, training or control of parasitic and vector-borne diseases To provide practical experience of a range of specialised technical and analytical skills relevant to the study of parasites and disease vectors Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 range of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. Graduates of the MSc Biology & Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors typically follow careers in research or training in areas related to the control of infectious disease, in particular parasitic and vector-borne tropical diseases. [-]

MSc Humanitarian Health Programme Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme investigates current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identifies and develops models of good practice. It is a multidisciplinary programme designed to meet the growing requirement for professional management training in humanitarian aid to meet the needs of development organisations managing increasingly complex and costly programmes. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. [+]

The programme investigates current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identifies and develops models of good practice. It is a multidisciplinary programme designed to meet the growing requirement for professional management training in humanitarian aid to meet the needs of development organisations managing increasingly complex and costly programmes. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. Academic requirements: Open to graduates with at least twelve months’ humanitarian assistance or developing countries’ professional experience. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Field experience is desirable but not essential. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide participants with the practical skills and confidence required to manage the financial aspects of humanitarian programmes, to maximise their efficiency, effectiveness and accountability Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in managing humanitarian interventions Explain the political and economic determinants of health and well-being in humanitarian emergencies and review critically the evolution of and current debate on approaches to sustainable development Explain the political and economic determinants of health and well-being in humanitarian emergencies and review critically the evolution of and current debate on approaches to sustainable development Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 MSc Humanitarian Health Programme Management aims to strengthen links between academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations. The skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues gained during the programme equip graduates to manage humanitarian health programmes for NGOs, IOs and Ministries at a senior level. [-]

MSc International Public Health

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. [+]

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand current policies and practice in international public health, and to explore approaches to developing policy and enhancing practice based upon sound, evidence-based principles. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be part of senior management teams that develop, implement, and evaluate policies and strategies to improve health in communities, countries and globally. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines, including medicine, with normally two years professional experience working in the health system at district, regional or national level, in less developed countries. The decision of which pathway to follow depends on the needs and aspirations of the student and is discussed with the relevant Academic Director at the time of application. Applications from international students are welcomed. The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice. Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 MSc International Public Health (MIPH) provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of health issues that will enable them to practise at a senior level in international health in a variety of statutory and non-statutory settings, including local, regional and national government, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) involved in health assistance-related activities. [-]

MSc International Public Health (Planning & Management)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand the theories and methods of improving and managing health systems and human resources. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to take a leadership role in enhancing the effectiveness of health care organisations using quality and human resource management initiatives. [+]

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand the theories and methods of improving and managing health systems and human resources. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to take a leadership role in enhancing the effectiveness of health care organisations using quality and human resource management initiatives. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines, including medicine, with normally two years professional experience working in the health system at district, regional or national level, in less developed countries. The decision of which pathway to follow depends on the needs and aspirations of the student and is discussed with the relevant Academic Director at the time of application. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice. Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 MSc International Public Health (MIPH) provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of health issues that will enable them to practise at a senior level in international health in a variety of statutory and non-statutory settings, including local, regional and national government, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) involved in health assistance-related activities. [-]

MSc International Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. [+]

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand international aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). It aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to contribute to the strengthening of health systems in support of SRH (including maternal & neonatal health, MNH); facilitate the implementation and scale-up of good practice; and raise awareness amongst politicians, professionals and the public of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on SRH indicators. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines, including medicine, with normally two years professional experience working in the health system at district, regional or national level, in less developed countries. The decision of which pathway to follow depends on the needs and aspirations of the student and is discussed with the relevant Academic Director at the time of application. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice. Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 MSc International Public Health (MIPH) provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of health issues that will enable them to practise at a senior level in international health in a variety of statutory and non-statutory settings, including local, regional and national government, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) involved in health assistance-related activities. [-]

MSc Molecular & Cellular Biology of Parasites and Vectors

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic parasites and their vectors. [+]

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic parasites and their vectors. Topics will be taught through formal lectures to convey essential concepts and factual information, guided reading to explore topics in greater depth, interactive tutorials to develop critical understanding, student seminars to reinforce learning outcomes and gain practice in presentational skills, and practical sessions to gain technical competence and to illustrate important concepts in action. Course Outline - The use of recombinant DNA technology, molecular cell biology and biochemical techniques as research tools in parasitology and vector biology. - Surface antigens of parasites and their role in invasion and survival in mammalian hosts. - The molecular and biochemical basis of antigenic variation and antigenic diversity in protozoan parasites. - Surface membrane enzymes and transporters and their role in acquisition of nutrients by parasites. - Invasion and survival of intracellular parasites. - Survival and development of parasites in their arthropod vectors and parasite/vector interaction. - Unique biochemical pathways found in parasites and their potential for exploitation as chemotherapeutic targets; empirical and rational drug design. - Molecular and developmental biology of insects and other vectors. - Molecular basis of insecticide resistance in vectors. - Molecular and developmental biology of helminth parasites; structure and function of the surface membrane/cuticle. - Unusual features of gene organisation and regulation in kinetoplastid parasites. - Organelles and subcellular compartments in parasites. Academic requirements: This course is suitable for people who require an update and to gain technical competence on the essentials of molecular and cellular biology. Specific aims: Critically review the exploitation of biochemical differences between parasites and their hosts in relation to parasite chemotherapy and vaccine research Discuss the importance of differences in the molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic parasites from those of their vectors and mammalian hosts Apply a range of techniques in molecular cell biology and critically interpret the outcomes Identify the unique adaptations of parasites and critically review their importance in survival and completion of their life cycles [-]

MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

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 period of applied research in an overseas location. [+]

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 period of applied research in an overseas location. Academic requirements: Open to graduates with a medical degree and at least two years’ experience of professional work after qualification. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Other candidates who are suitably qualified by higher study or research may be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide doctors with previous experience in high burden diseases with research skills relevant to tropical and infectious diseases in low income countries Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles Develop students’ knowledge and comprehension of the preventive and curative management strategies that promote health and well-being in tropical countries Enable students to comprehend and conduct health-related research Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases (MTID) 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. [-]

MSc Tropical Paediatrics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme addresses both curative and preventive strategies relating to common disorders of children from both a clinical and community perspective. Emphasis is given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of child health-related problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Participants complete a short project, which can include a period of applied research in an overseas location. An optional period of study in Liverpool may be chosen as an alternative to an overseas project. [+]

The programme addresses both curative and preventive strategies relating to common disorders of children from both a clinical and community perspective. Emphasis is given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of child health-related problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Participants complete a short project, which can include a period of applied research in an overseas location. An optional period of study in Liverpool may be chosen as an alternative to an overseas project. Academic requirements: Open to graduates with a medical degree and at least one year’s experience of professional work in clinical paediatrics after qualification. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Other candidates who are suitably qualified by higher study or research may be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Enable students to comprehend and conduct child health-related research Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles Provide doctors with previous experience in paediatrics and child health with research skills relevant to child health-related problems in low income countries Develop students’ knowledge and comprehension of the preventive and curative management strategies that promote child health and well-being in tropical countries Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 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 MSc Tropical Paediatrics (MTP) provides a wide range of skills and training for paediatricians planning academic and clinical careers in the tropics. It is an excellent qualification for doctors who wish to work in the field of child health research in either a clinical or community context as well as with international organisations specialising in child health-related activities. [-]

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