London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London
Reproductive and Sexual Health Research
This course aims to provide an introduction to the concepts and methods used in reproductive and sexual health research and to equip students with the principles, methods and research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research; it provides a non-clinical foundation in the main aspects of reproductive and sexual health: family planning, obstetric health and AIDS/STIs (not including laboratory-based studies); by the end of this course students should be able to: demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to research of reproductive and sexual health issues; critically assess and apply these research approaches to inform development, health and social welfare programmes; demonstrate a good understanding of the socio-cultural, political and ethical issues surrounding reproductive and sexual health; identify and address appropriate research questions in reproductive and sexual health, using methods from a range of public health disciplines; carry out research activities to identify effective components of reproductive and sexual health services within programmes.
Either a 2nd Class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a registerable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission.
Core modules: foundations in reproductive health; epidemiology; principles of social research; statistics for epidemiology and population health. Optional modules include: population studies; health policy, process and power; introduction to heath economics; extended epidemiology; designing disease control programmes in developing countries; health care evaluation; health promotion approaches and methods; maternal and child nutrition; research design and analysis; sociological approaches to health; conflict and health; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; family planning programmes; population, poverty and environment; qualitative methodologies; statistical methods in epidemiology; control of reproductive tract infections/sexually transmitted infections; current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health; medical anthropology and public health; social epidemiology; sexual health; advanced statistical methods in epidemiology; AIDS; analysing survey and population data; applying public health principles in developing countries; proposal development.
Assessed by: project report.
This course is recognized by the ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of ESRC scholarships (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 8,300 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 19,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,150 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 9,725 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine||Camden||WC1E 7HT||South East|
020 7299 4646