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The Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (ITD) encompasses all of the laboratory-based research in the School as well as that on the clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases.
The Faculty is organised into four large research Departments. The range of disciplines represented in the Faculty is very broad and inter-disciplinary research is a feature of much of our activity. The spectrum of diseases studied is wide and there are major research groups working on topics which include:
- HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
- Malaria and other vector borne diseases
- Maternal health
- Vaccine development and evaluation
- Vector biology and disease control
There is close interaction between scientists in different research teams. The Faculty has strong overseas links which provide a basis for field studies and international collaborations in developed and developing countries.
Funding for research in the Faculty comes from around 45 funding organizations and agencies. Major funders of research include the Department for International Development, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, GlaxoSmithKline and the Commission of European Communities.
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These programmes provide a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in public health, biostatistics and epidemiology, and the… Read more
This is a multidisciplinary programme that bridges the fields of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health in the context of disease control. Read more
This programme combines theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through comprehensive teaching and research methods. Read more
This programme provides core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them. Read more
This programme provides ophthalmic professionals with the knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their populations by developing an evidence-based public health approach for the control and management of blinding eye diseases. Read more
This programme aims to develop the careers of doctors whose interest is the practice of medicine in tropical and low- and middle-income countries. Read more
This is a joint programme provided by LSHTM and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). There is a shortage of trained veterinary epidemiologists and there are excellent career opportunities for graduates. Read more