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  MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine    Masters Programmes

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
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Are you passionate about tackling global health challenges? The MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases programme is designed for healthcare professionals who want to make a difference in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This one-year, full-time course at LSTM will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to combat infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, and emerging infections. You'll learn about evidence-based medicine, patient safety, quality improvement, and leadership in clinical practice. With a range of module options and the opportunity to conduct your own health-related research, this programme prepares you for leadership roles in healthcare and academic careers.

About the course

3 good reasons to study

  1. Infectious diseases are a global threat. The pandemic of COVID 19 has demonstrated the speed with which a novel virus can spread around the world and active responsive research can find the tools for surveillance, diagnostics and new treatments. All the while epidemics continue of Ebola, Yellow fever, Zika and Dengue making headlines worldwide.
  2. Neglected infections and non-communicable diseases contribute significantly to the burden of health needs in low- and middle-income settings for which you will develop your management skills of complex clinical scenarios in LMIC settings.
  3. You will develop critical awareness of global health priorities and an understanding of the research underpinning these. Also, you will become equipped with the tools to implement the latest evidence into clinical practice and become the leaders of the future.

Programme Outline

This programme develops professional skills including leadership and governance skills along with critical appraisal of evidence as applicable to clinical practice. Research skills as applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings in low- and middle-income settings will be developed including the ethical considerations both in clinical and research practice. Emphasis is given to the scientific and empiric evidence for diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in low- and middle-income settings, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, from a public health and clinical perspective. It aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to contribute to strengthening health systems., facilitating the implementation and scale up of good clinical practice, and raising awareness amongst public, fellow professionals and politicians of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on various health indicators. Where relevant, various vulnerable groups in society will be discussed in the context of specific medical problems in low- and middle-income settings. Teaching methods will include interactive lectures, case based learning and small group work as well as simulation scenarios.

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Entry Requirements

Open to healthcare professional graduates with experience of professional work in clinical setting (preferably in LMICs).

 Course Content

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Student Profile

Dr David Barr

Why LSTM? the reputation of the institution and the calibre of the people who are on the faculty here and I know from lots of people who I've met through my work in Infectious Diseases that LSTM's got a great reputation for teaching. (Dr David Barr, student 2015.

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