This programme combines theoretical and practical training in biology and control of disease vectors and the human pathogens they transmit. You will gain specialised skills in the molecular biology of infectious diseases, and will cover all aspects of major vector-borne diseases.
By the end of the programme you will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the biology of vectors and intermediate hosts of human pathogens together with methods for their control
- describe the biology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of parasitic infections in humans and relate these to human health and disease control strategies
- demonstrate a range of specialised technical and analytical skills relevant to vectors and vector-borne diseases
- design and carry out a research project on biology or control of disease vectors, analyse and interpret the results and prepare a report including a critical literature review
- design, undertake and evaluate vector control interventions
Graduates go into operational control programmes, applied basic research and academic fields.
Parasitology & Entomology
Analysis & Design of Research Studies
Critical Skills for Tropical Medicine
Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination
Integrated Vector Management
Elective modules include:
Epidemiology & Control of Malaria
Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries
Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology
Vector Biology & Vector Parasite Interaction
Epidemiology & Control of Communicable Diseases
Residential Field Trip
There is a compulsory one week field course, between Terms 2 and 3, on vector and parasite sampling and identification methods.
You will complete a field or laboratory research project on an appropriate entomological topic.
Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.
Programme director: Professor Mary Cameron
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