Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Introduction

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine.

As a registered charity, we work across the world, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil our mission of reducing the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries. We do that through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities.

Our work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research order book of well over £210 million.

Our worldwide reputation and the calibre of our research outputs has secured funding to lead over 10 international consortia and product development partnerships aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of diseases upon the world's poorest people.

Our state-of-the-art facilities continue to develop new drugs, vaccines and pesticides which put us at the forefront of infectious disease research.

As a teaching institution, we attract more than 600 students from 68 countries, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of professional courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide to train the next generation of doctors, scientists, researchers and health professionals.

The provision of technical assistance is a major component of LSTM's mission of promoting the improved health of the poor and disadvantaged peoples. LSTM consultancy improves health systems in developing countries whilst helping to inform our teaching and research agendas.

We also provide pre- and post travel clinical services through our subsidiary Well Travelled Clinics Ltd (link is external), with centres in Liverpool and Chester.

Vision, mission and values

Vision

To save lives in resource poor countries through research, education and capacity strengthening

Mission

To reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities

Values

  • Making a difference to health and wellbeing
  • Excellence in innovation, leadership and science
  • Achieving and delivering through partnership
  • An ethical ethos founded on respect, accountability and honesty
  • Creating a great place to work and study
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Humanitarian Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. [+]

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines with relevant humanitarian assistance, developing countries’ or other appropriate professional experience. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Field experience is desirable but not essential. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide experienced humanitarian workers with a deeper understanding of the political economy of humanitarian emergencies including the internally displaced, refugees and migrants: the historical context; regional and country case studies; the effect of war and natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in humanitarian interventions Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc Humanitarian Studies (MHS) aims to strengthen links between academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations. The skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues gained during the programme equip graduates to practise at a senior level in NGOs, IOs and Ministries involved in the prevention of and response to humanitarian crises. [-]

MSc International Public Health (Humanitarian Assistance)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. [+]

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance and to explore approaches to responding to the challenges of contemporary humanitarian problems. It aims to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues needed to practise at a senior level in organisations involved in the prevention of and response to humanitarian crises. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines, including medicine, with normally two years professional experience working in the health system at district, regional or national level, in less developed countries. The decision of which pathway to follow depends on the needs and aspirations of the student and is discussed with the relevant Academic Director at the time of application. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice. Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc International Public Health (MIPH) provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of health issues that will enable them to practise at a senior level in international health in a variety of statutory and non-statutory settings, including local, regional and national government, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) involved in health assistance-related activities. [-]

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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Address Pembroke Place
L3 5QA United Kingdom
Website http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/
Phone +44 151 705 3100