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Infectious Diseases (Distance learning)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

24 months
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About

The Infectious Diseases (Distance learning) programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides 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.  

Overview

The Infectious Diseases (Distance learning) programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. 

Education 

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.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Principles of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biology
  • Biology of Infectious Diseases
  • Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections 
  • Nutrition and Infection
  • Parasitology
  • Viral Infections

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits 

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or 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 also be considered.
  • substantial education (minimum of eighteen months) conducted and assessed in English, or 
  • substantial work experience (minimum of eighteen months) conducted in English.

Technological requirements

To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:

  • a web browser (the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer). This must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
  • sufficient bandwidth to download documents should be 50 MB

Tuition Fee

Funding

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