MSc Tropical Paediatrics

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine    Masters Programmes

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27)

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Are you passionate about improving the health of children in low- and middle-income countries? Look no further than our MSc Tropical Paediatrics programme. Join leading experts in the field of global child health and gain the skills needed to identify gaps in child health research and service delivery. This clinical MSc will enhance your clinical and public health practice in maternal and child health, making you an informed advocate for global child health. With an emphasis on infectious diseases and non-infectious clinical problems, you'll study a specific topic independently and in depth. Open to medical graduates with at least one year's experience in clinical paediatrics. Take the next step towards becoming a future leader in global child health.

About the course

3 good reasons to study

  1. Learning from leading experts in the field of global child health, you will identify gaps in child health research and service delivery, and discuss how to overcome them.
  2. You will be able to become a better clinical and public health practitioner in maternal and child health, and an informed advocate for global child health.
  3. You will study a specific topic related to child health, independently and in depth; from identifying the research question, through data collection and analysis, until write up.

Programme Outline

This programme develops professional skills including leadership and governance skills along with critical appraisal of evidence as applicable to clinical practice applicable to paediatric healthcare. Research skills as applicable to a wide range of paediatric 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 in support of child health, 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 graduates with a medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) and at least one year’s experience of professional work in clinical paediatrics after qualification.

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Student Profile

Dr Lalith Wijedoru

I had one of the best years of my life doing the MSc. I met some amazing and passionate colleagues, and some inspirational and experienced teachers. Some of the LSTM staff have continued on to be a mentor to me in my research over half a decade later so these connections cannot be underestimated. Neither can the friendships of my colleagues. The best thing about the MSc was the overseas research project. I really cannot stress how actually doing the whole process from concept, to ethics, to designing consent forms and executing and analysing things was just brilliant. I am forever grateful for the opportunity.

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