|Application deadline:||30 June|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2013|
|Credits:|| ECTS |
Credits will be awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and (MSc only) the project (45 credits) successfully completed. To successfully pass an award the following credits must be gained:
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE, POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA AND MASTERS BY DISTANCE LEARNING.
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. You will develop strategies for the control and treatment of infectious diseases, acquiring new knowledge and updating your current expertise.
The study of Infectious Diseases will provide students with a solid foundation in this area, enabling them to understand the role of biology of infective agents and host on the outcome of infection. They will also be able to use this knowledge in combination with epidemiological and public health approaches to develop rational strategies for the control and treatment of infection.
The course aims to provide:
For those studying the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc a wide range of optional advanced modules are available in the specialised areas of: Biology of Infection; Epidemiology, Statistics and Disease Control; Major Infectious Diseases; Management and Evaluation; Health Policy, Social Science and Economics; Research Design, Management and Analysis. MSc students may also choose to carry out an individual project, for example based around original research.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 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.
The Masters 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.
Alternatively, with the permission of the Course Director, MSc students may choose to study five elective modules (four must be ID modules) and complete a project report (maximum 10,000 words) in their final year of study.
After successful completion of a minimum number of core modules, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc students may also be eligible for the 'blended learning option', which allows for the study of up to two modules only (from a restricted list) at LSHTM in London during the Spring or Summer terms in place of distance learning modules. Please note that these options, and the dates when the modules are held at the School, are subject to change - full details will be sent to all DL students in July each year. The fee for attending the School's in-house modules is payable directly to LSHTM, not to the University of London International Programmes, and is in addition to the distance learning course fees.
A second class honours degree or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a scientific subject (e.g. biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy) or in another scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable preliminary training. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification and work experience will be considered.
For awards at FHEQ level 7, students must provide satisfactory evidence showing that they have passed within the previous three years a test of proficiency in English at the following minimum level:
Where an applicant does not meet the prescribed English language proficiency requirements but believes that they can demonstrate the requisite proficiency for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application. Further information on the English language tests and scores accepted by the School are available in the How to Apply section of the University of London International Programmes website.
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|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
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