This online Masters degree provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases and is of particular relevance to in-service health professionals such as doctors or laboratory staff. You will develop strategies for the control and treatment of infectious diseases, acquiring new knowledge and updating your current expertise.
The course aims to provide:
- a comprehensive understanding of the role of biology of infective agents and hosts on the outcome of infection
- the use of this knowledge, in combination with epidemiological and public health approaches, to develop rational strategies for the control and treatment of infection.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is the leading postgraduate medical institution in Europe in the subjects of public health and tropical medicine.
Comprehensive study materials include paper-based readings and exercises, and CD-ROMs (for some modules). There is email tutorial support and group discussions through web-based and email conferencing facilities.