Training opportunities in Medical

Clive Davies Clive.Davies at lshtm.ac.uk
Wed May 7 07:06:48 EST 2003


                     TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN MEDICAL 
PARASITOLOGY AT
                     
                       THE LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL
                       MEDICINE
                      FOR POST-GRADUATES AND  PROFESSIONAL
                      PARASITOLOGISTS

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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