Masters | Postgraduate Course - Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip Course Details within London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip
MSc & PG Diploma 2-5yrs and PG Certificate 1-5yrs
These programmes provide a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in public health, biostatistics and epidemiology, and the biology and control of infectious diseases which are taken by all students, together with the subsequent opportunities for specialised study in areas of the student’s own choice. Most of the students are in-service health professionals working for example as doctors or laboratory staff, who take the courses in order to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases, or to update their current expertise.
The Infectious Diseases programmes draw upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providing a broad understanding of infectious diseases, together with developing strategies for their control and treatment, the courses will be of particular relevance to in-service health professionals, such as doctors or laboratory staff who either wish to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases or update their current expertise.
These programmes are aimed both at recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree, and at people who took their first training some time ago and wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly evolving field or who wish to change career direction.
Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules (4 compulsory core modules)
The courses provide core training in infectious diseases. Students can choose to study an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate (core modules only) or individual modules. The last option is ideal if you wish to sample the degree or update your professional knowledge.
The Certificate comprises the 4 compulsory core modules, which are common to the Certificate, Diploma and MSc:
After completion of the core modules, those registered for the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc must successfully pass a required number of elective modules to complete the award.
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, students must choose 4 elective modules to complete the award; three of these must be from the IDM elective module list below.
Master's Degree (MSc)
To complete the MSc, students must choose 4 elective modules from the IDM elective list below. Another 4 further elective modules may then be chosen from either the IDM modules or from the PHM2 list below.
Note that restrictions and pre-requisites may apply to some of the modules below. Not all modules will be available every year.
IDM elective modules
- PHM2 elective modules
Alternatively, with the permission of the Course Director, MSc students may choose to study five elective modules (three must be ID modules) and complete a project report (maximum 10,000 words) in their final year of study.
All applicants are required to have:
A first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in:
Qualifications from around the world are accepted; for further guidance please see the School's qualifications for entrance. Students who do not satisfy the entrance requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references.
English Language Requirements
You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed, within the past three years:
You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device*) with an internet connection to use the University of London International Programmes website and the Student Portal. These are where your programme’s study resources are located. Through the Student Portal you can register as a student, enter exams and use your programme’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides you with electronic learning materials, access to the University of London Online Library, networking opportunities and other resources.
and the following applications installed:
Some of the CD-ROMs and software provided for use with Epidemiology modules may not be fully compatible with Apple Mac computers.
*Full mobile access is not available for all programmes