London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Infectious Diseases

This course provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases and is of particular relevance to in-service health professionals such as doctors or laboratory staff; students develop strategies for the control and treatment of infectious diseases, acquiring new knowledge and updating their current expertise.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree, or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a subject appropriate to the course; or an appropriate professional or technical qualification, together with at least 3 years' relevant experience, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a 2nd Class Honours degree (considered on an individual basis); applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references; applicants without English as their 1st language must show they have passed 1 of the following tests within the previous 3 years: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7 in written sub-test, or TOEFL paper-based test 600 or TOEFL computer-based test with a minimum of 5 in the test of written English, or TOEFL internet-based test 100 with a minimum of 24 in the test of written English.

Course modules

Modules include: principles of biostatistics and epidemiology; principles of biology; biology of infectious diseases; control of infectious diseases;. Electives: Bacterial infections; nutrition and infection; parasitology; viral infections; healthcare-associated infection; immunology of infection and vaccines; epidemiology and control of infectious diseases in developing countries; HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; project report; research design, management and analysis.

Assessment methods

Examinations and assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

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