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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Courses

Short Course in Applied Bioinformatics

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge, critical understanding and practical experience of using computational methods and bioinformatic approaches to interpret output data and function genomics experiments and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic technology platforms. [+]

Applied Bioinformatics 3 good reasons to study 1. Tropical disease blights the lives of over a billion people globally adn you will see how bioinformatics solutions help further our understanding in approaches to control in the fight against these debilitating diseases. 2. The programme is delivered with a strong research base that works in countries throughout resource limited tropical regions of the world. 3. This course will provide you with experience of essential practical methods and techniques as well as significant theoretical knowledge in key areas of the field of bioinformatics. This course aims to provide students with knowledge, critical understanding and practical experience of using computational methods and bioinformatic approaches to interpret output data and function genomics experiments and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic technology platforms. This course aims to increase awareness of available resources for bioinformatic analyses by providing students with knowledge, critical understanding and practical experience of using computational methods and bioinformatic approaches to interpret output data function genomics experiments, and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic technology platforms. 10 Academic Credits - Assessments For an additional fee of £95, you can be entered for full Academic Credits for this course (Masters level credit, awarded by the University of Liverpool). The academic credits are offered to provide choice and flexibility to all of our students and students who do not wish to do the assessments will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. Applicants wishing to find out more about the assessment should contact MyLSTM@lstmed.ac.uk Entrance Requirements English language requirements: Attending... [-]

Short Course in Child Nutrition

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of nutrition as central to clinical and preventive paediatrics and child health. An evidence-based approach is taken to explain the main priorities in applied nutrition relevant to low resource settings in the context of both hospital and community settings. [+]

Child Nutrition 3 good reasons to study 1. Nutrition is key for child health, and what we teach is relevant, varied, evidence informed and up to date, comprising of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, as well as overweight; diagnostics, treatment and prevention, clinical as well as public health aspects, epidemiology as well as nutrition policy. 2. Lecturers are recognised subject experts, and are enthusiastic about the topics, and about the opportunity to share their knowledge with you. Many are clinicians and researchers with working experience in resource-poor settings. 3. You will enjoy the atmosphere of LSTM and the city, and meet many like-minded people. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of nutrition as central to clinical and preventive paediatrics and child health. An evidence-based approach is taken to explain the main priorities in applied nutrition relevant to low resource settings in the context of both hospital and community settings. Nutrition and health in the context of the mother and child: How maternal nutritional status affects the foetus, newborn baby and infant Focus on issues related to fetal growth, breast milk and breast feeding and how changes in maternal behaviour can benefit or adversely affect her child Maternal anaemia (and its related nutritional causes) and maternal dietary practices in relation to recommended dietary allowances Importance of maternal nutrition for child health Nutritional intervention strategies Assessment of nutritional status: Frequently used definitions and how these are derived and applied in nutritional assessment Data will be presented for analysis... [-]

Short Course in Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of common public health problems in humanitarian emergencies. It aims to enable students to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to the critical assessment and management of the problems and to develop and evaluate strategies for their prevention and control. [+]

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies 3 good reasons to study 1. You will learn from specialists who have extensive experience in the field. 2. Maintaining and improving the health situation of vulnerable populations lies at the heart of most aid projects, especially during a humanitarian emergency. 3. Humanitarian professionals must be equipped with sufficient basic knowledge to be able to identify and monitor health problems during crises, and to develop effective and appropriate intervention strategies in complex situations. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of common public health problems in humanitarian emergencies. It aims to enable students to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to the critical assessment and management of the problems and to develop and evaluate strategies for their prevention and control. Course Outline common public health problems: context and constraints to their management in emergencies rapid needs assessment, setting priorities, goals and objectives calculating key indicators of the health status of a population health information systems in emergencies the primary health care approach to humanitarian emergencies environmental health planning and management in emergencies common epidemic communicable diseases surveillance and control in emergencies managing specific disease outbreaks effect of disasters on food security risk factors for malnutrition in complex emergencies. methods of assessing food security and nutritional status in emergency situations. current approaches to the management of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency disorders reproductive health for displaced populations gender-based violence HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections - approaches to prevention, control and management mental health Health... [-]

Short Course in Key Aspects in Molecular & Cellular Biology of Parasites and Vectors

Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2018 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. [+]

Key Aspects in Molecular & Cellular Biology of Parasites and Vectors 3 good reasons to study 1. You will understand today's advances in molecular medicine and discuss its translations to contemporary disease interventions in the tropics. 2. This course is taught by world experts from LSTM and other UK Universities 3. Lectures are combined with practicals on basic gene cloning, PCR methodologies and bioinformatics. 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... [-]

Short Course in Key Topics in Snakebite: Biology, Epidemiology, Pathology & Treatment

Campus Full time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This is the only course in the UK to focus exclusively on tropical snakebite - and is delivered by teaching staff that are experts in the field, and at the centre of global efforts to reduce snakebite induced mortality and morbidity. [+]

Key Topics in Snakebite: Biology, Epidemiology, Pathology & Treatment 3 good reasons to study 1. This is the only course in the UK to focus exclusively on tropical snakebite - and is delivered by teaching staff that are experts in the field, and at the centre of global efforts to reduce snakebite induced mortality and morbidity. 2. This course covers all aspects of snakebite and provides you with the information needed to understand why snakebite is a profoundly neglected disease. 3. This course incorporates a practical session which provides you with unique access to venoms and antivenoms, as well as opportunities to conduct experiments on the antivenom / venom binding that explain many clinical, geopolitical and fiscal issues. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is a leading UK institute for teaching tropical medicine, and the only one hosting a Venom Research Unit with a herpetarium housing more venomous snake species than any other research establishment in Europe, mainly spitting cobras, puff adders and carpet and saw-scaled vipers because of their significance in envenoming. More details of the Unit and their work can be found here This 2 week course aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of key topics in relation to snakebite - a neglected disease of the rural poor in Africa and Asia. It will describe the disease burden and risk groups that make snakebite such a neglected disease and what attempts are being made to increase the global recognition of snakebite as a public... [-]

Short Course in Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal & Blood Parasites

Campus Full time 4 days June 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This intensive course has a high practical content and is designed for medical officers and biomedical scientists. The course concentrates on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe. Each course comprises a series of mini lectures by specialist staff, followed by extensive practical work. [+]

Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal & Blood Parasites IBMS CPD will be sought This intensive course has a high practical content and is designed for medical officers and biomedical scientists. The course concentrates on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe. Each course comprises a series of mini lectures by specialist staff, followed by extensive practical work. Course Content: *Examination of faeces for the diagnosis of protozoa and helminths *Malaria - recognition of parasites and other diagnostic approaches *Recognition and diagnosis of haemoflagellates, spirochaetes and filarias Diagnostic problems and other self assessment exercises Parasites in the immunocompromised host Course evaluation *topics which may include optional activities, providing participants with some control over the balance of faecal and blood parasites studied Each course includes short presentations by specialist staff followed by practical work at the bench to provide experience in the identification of parasites. Laboratory sessions also provide opportunities for discussion with staff on points of interest to individual course participants. Please note that this is a paperless course and all students will be given access to our Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Students are advised to bring laptops with them. Timetable DAY 1 Course Registration Introduction and Safety Pre-Course Test Intestinal Protozoa & Coccidia Identification of intestinal protozoa Examination of Coccidian parasites / Test samples Nematodes Identification of nematode Ova practical & demonstration DAY 2 Cestodes Identification of cestode ova practical & demonstration Trematodes Identification of... [-]

Short Course in Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal Parasites

Campus Full time 2 days June 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This intensive course has a high practical content and is designed for medical officers and biomedical scientists. The course concentrate on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe. It comprises a series of mini lectures by specialist staff, followed by extensive practical work. [+]

Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal Parasites This intensive course has a high practical content and is designed for medical officers and biomedical scientists. The course concentrate on the identification in the laboratory of those parasites of medical importance (both indigenous and imported) likely to be seen in Western Europe. It comprises a series of mini lectures by specialist staff, followed by extensive practical work. Course Content: Examination of wet preparations faeces for the diagnosis of protozoa and helminths Biology of Nematodes, Trematodes and Cestodes Uses of concentration techniques Diagnostic problems and other self assessment exercises Course evaluation Each course includes short presentations by specialist staff followed by practical work at the bench to provide experience in the identification of parasites. Laboratory sessions also provide opportunities for discussion with staff on points of interest to individual course participants. Please note that this is a paperless course and all students will be given access to our Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Timetable DAY 1 Course Registration Introduction and Safety Pre-Course Test Intestinal Protozoa & Coccidia Identification of intestinal protozoa Examination of Coccidian parasites / Test samples Nematodes Identification of nematode Ova practical & demonstration DAY 2 Cestodes Identification of cestode ova practical & demonstration Trematodes Identification of trematode ova practical & demonstration Faecal/Urine concentration and other methods Developments in molecular diagnostics for parasitic disease Spot Test: Faecal Parasites / Diagnostic Parasitology World Trip / Post course test Entrance Requirements English language requirements: The course is taught in English and in a postgraduate setting.... [-]

Short Course in Life Saving Skills & Essential Obstetric Care

Campus Full time 3 days April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

To reduce maternal mortality it is important that all women have access to maternal health care services, particularly skilled attendance at birth and timely access to Essential (or Emergency) Obstetric Care (EOC) when an obstetric complication occurs. [+]

Life Saving Skills & Essential Obstetric Care At least 80% of all maternal deaths result from five complications that are well understood and can be readily treated: haemorrhage, sepsis, eclampsia, complications of abortion and obstructed labour. We know how to prevent these deaths – there are existing effective medical and surgical interventions that are relatively inexpensive. To reduce maternal mortality it is important that all women have access to maternal health care services, particularly skilled attendance at birth and timely access to Essential (or Emergency) Obstetric Care (EOC) when an obstetric complication occurs. Two levels of EOC can be distinguished BEOC and CEOC: Basic Essential Obstetric Care (BEOC) - 7 signal functions: Parenteral Antibiotics Parenteral oxytocics Parenteral anti-convulsants Manual removal of a retained placenta Removal of retained products of conception by Manual Vacuum Aspiration Assisted vaginal delivery (vacuum extraction) Resuscitation of the newborn (using bag and mask) Comprehensive Essential Obstetric Care (CEOC) - 9 signal functions: All 7 BEOC functions (above) Caesarean Section Blood Transfusion Course Content The course is designed to cover the five major causes of maternal death (haemorrhage, sepsis, eclampsia, complications of obstructed labour and abortion) as well as Newborn Resuscitation and Early Newborn Care. It focuses on the signal functions of CEOC (9) and BEOC (7). There are a number of core modules which include the following: Communication, triage and referral Resuscitation of mother and newborn Shock and the unconscious patient Severe pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Haemorrhage Obstructed Labour Sepsis Assisted Delivery Other Common Obstetric Emergencies Complications... [-]

Short Course in Medical Bacteriology

Campus Full time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This short course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to identify common bacterial pathogens and phenotypically determine antibiotic resistance. It will provide you with a logical framework in which to develop your knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of human bacterial infections. [+]

Medical Bacteriology 3 good reasons to study 1. This course combines practical laboratory experience clearly linked to informative case studies covering bacterial infections in different body systems, facilitated by specialists in the field. 2. There will be in depth coverage of mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and methods of infection control, a topic widely recognised to be of global importance. 3. Lecturers have extensive experience of practicing in low-income countries as well as the UK, giving a global perspective to teaching. This short course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to identify common bacterial pathogens and phenotypically determine antibiotic resistance. It will provide you with a logical framework in which to develop your knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of human bacterial infections. Teaching Strategy The learning and teaching strategy uses guided reading supplemented by short lectures to introduce students to the material. Case studies are used in which students initially make diagnoses based on clinical information. These are then supplemented by practical work to confirm the diagnosis and the results are discussed in a tutorial. Additional topics will be presented by guest speakers through lectures, tutorials and group work. One of these topics will be chosen to be studied in greater depth by students who will produce a formative group presentation and individual reports. Course Outline Introduction to bacteriology Biology of bacteria Bacteriological laboratory techniques Infection control Antibiotics Pyrexia of unknown origin, sepsis and meningitis Respiratory tract infections Diarrhoeal disease Genital tract Neonatal Infections Urinary... [-]

Short Course in Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health

Campus Full time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related. [+]

Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health 3 good reasons to study 1. 289,000 women die annually during pregnancy, childbirth, or within six weeks of delivery, with developing regions accounting for 99% of these deaths. 2. Quality Improvement Skills are vital for leaders to move off from the status quo and be a real asset to their employment setting and beyond. 3. You will consider the bigger picture of maternal and newborn health, and where you can best make your contribution. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related. Course Outline Introduction to quality of care in MNH services Multi dimensional aspects of quality How to improve quality of MNH care Approaches: QI committee, champions, behaviour change Quality of care methods in MNH; maternal death audit, perinatal death audit, setting standards, criterion based audit Introduction to tools using in QI: client exit interview, FGD, IDI, observation, patient complaints and incidents Maternal death reviews Classification of maternal death Perinatal death reviews Developing tools for maternal and perinatal death reviews Criteria based audit Development of performance standards for Emergency Obstetric care and Newborn Care Indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress in Quality of Care... [-]

Short Course in Statistical Methods for Epidemiological and Clinical Research

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of standard quantitative statistical methods used to evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials involving humans. It develops the ability of students to design, critically analyse, interpret and report the findings of a research project in a health related topic, primarily using methodologies appropriate for health surveys and observational cohort/case-control studies, but will also examine methodologies relevant for (randomised controlled) clinical trials. [+]

Statistical Methods for Epidemiological and Clinical Research 3 good reasons to study 1. Statistics lies at the heart of most epidemiological and medical research, enabling us to identify disease risk factors, effective drug treatments and make generalisations with accuracy and confidence. 2. In this course, you will be given access to a large dataset that mimics the inhabitants of a fictitious community in a tropical country, and will be asked to design projects to address a series of research questions relating to tropical health issues. 3. Our emphasis on developing skills and practical experience, from designing analyses, performing tests, and looking critically at statistics, will help build your confidence in dealing with numeric data to enhance your employability. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of standard quantitative statistical methods used to evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials involving humans. It develops the ability of students to design, critically analyse, interpret and report the findings of a research project in a health related topic, primarily using methodologies appropriate for health surveys and observational cohort/case-control studies, but will also examine methodologies relevant for (randomised controlled) clinical trials. Training Methodology We will concentrate on the practical application of different experimental design strategies and on the interpretation of the results of statistical analysis methodologies, rather than on any detailed description of the mathematical derivations of these methods. Most emphasis will be given to methodologies relevant to epidemiological research. You will be given access to a large data set, mimicing... [-]

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... [-]

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)... [-]

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... [-]

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... [-]

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.... [-]

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... [-]

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... [-]

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... [-]

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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Address Pembroke Place
L3 5QA, United Kingdom
Website http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/
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