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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London: Medical Microbiology

Institution London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London View institution profile
Department Interdepartmental
Web https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study
Email study@lshtm.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7636 8636
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. The curriculum reflects the importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis.

The programme will enable you to: • demonstrate understanding of the nature of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi and basic criteria used in their classification/taxonomy • explain the modes of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and the outcomes of infections • distinguish between and critically assess the classical and modern approaches to the development of therapeutic agents and vaccines for the prevention of human microbial diseases • carry out a range of advanced skills and laboratory techniques, including the purification of isolated microbial pathogens and downstream applications analyses of their proteins and nucleic acids • demonstrate research skills, including designing experiments, analysing results and critically assessing the scientific literature

MSc

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

Highly ranked in various university league tables, LSHTM was named:

  • #1 in the UK and #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
  • #1 in the UK for % of research published by female authors - …
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