Training opportunities in Medical Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene

Clive Davies Clive.Davies at lshtm.ac.uk
Tue Apr 29 11:17:43 EST 2003


                      TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY AT 
                       THE LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE
                      FOR POST-GRADUATES AND VECTOR CONTROL PROFESSIONALS

Few schools of public health world-wide can match the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for research quality, productivity and breadth, and none has its international credentials. Studying at the London School give students access to a wealth of knowledge, to the expertise of the staff and to unparalleled benefits gained from contact with people from very diverse backgrounds and nations. The diversity of the School's students and staff is exceptional; 1600 Masters and research staff come from 122 countries and staff from 37. Alumni work in more than 167 countries and many hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organizations throughout the world. 

The School has a global reputation in the field of medical parasitology,  with unrivalled experience in malaria research as well as major programmes on leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, and gut protozoa. Field studies and trials are enabled by an extensive network of collaborations with institutions across the world; while  our excellently equipped modern laboratories support cutting edge research in parasite  immunology, molecular biology, genetics, diagnostics and chemotherapy. 

                                                  MSc in Medical Parasitology

There are still places available for this post-graduate course starting in September 2003. Minimal entry requirements are a class 2:2 degree or appropriate training and experience. This multidisciplinary course provides core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of classical medical parasitology covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which may transmit them. Students then choose  six study units from a wide range of options providing more specialised training in such topics as diagnostic, molecular, immunological and control aspects of the subject. A one week residential field course provides further practical experience of parasite sampling and identification techniques. Much of the summer is devoted to an extended project, often carried out in an endemic country. The course provides both vocational training for clinicians, medical parasitologists or teachers and initial training in research for students wishing to enter PhD programmes. 

For more information and an application form contact:

The Deputy Registrar, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,
Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 927 2239. Fax:
+44 (0) 207 323 0638. Email: registry at lshtm.ac.uk 

Enquiries for course organiser: Clive Davies

Email: clive.davies at lshtm.ac.uk; Telephone: +44 (0) 207 927 2350
Fax: +44 (0) 207 636 2164. 

The School is an exempt charity dedicated to providing excellence in
teaching, learning and research for the benefit of health worldwide,
and is an equal opportunities employer


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