This is a multidisciplinary programme that bridges the fields of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health in the context of disease control. It includes a strong practical component and the opportunity to undertake a research project overseas with collaborating public health or research organisations and NGOs.
The programme will enable you to:
- investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections
- select appropriate methods of control
- design, implement and evaluate co-ordinated control methods
- assess constraints of local public health delivery systems
- manage available resources in the context of the control of infectious diseases
- focus your efforts on particular geographical regions or specific diseases
This programme will equip you with the specialised skills needed for a career in the control of infectious diseases. Graduates typically take up scientific or managerial positions in national and international government and aid agencies, join specific intervention projects, enter PhD programmes or, if intercalating, return to complete their training in medicine.
Introduction to Disease Agents & Their Control
Basic Epidemiology or Extended Epidemiology
Elective modules include:
Health Policy, Process and Power
Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries
Conflict & Health
Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Epidemiology and Control of Malaria
Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
Tropical Environmental Health
Integrated Vector Management
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Health Care Evaluation
Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries
You will complete a research project studying aspects of an intervention programme. Most students on this programme undertake their projects overseas.
Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.
Programme directors: Professor Michael Miles, Dr Lucy Reynolds
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