University of London

Blended Learning

​The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine offers distance-learning students the opportunity to study elective modules at the School in London.

Is blended learning the right option for you?

If you're studying for an MSc, you have the option to chose up to two on-campus modules in place of two distance-learning modules. When you successfully complete a module, your grade and credit is transferred to your distance-learning programme.

Each on-campus module occupies 2.5 days per week for 5 weeks, and takes place in the spring and summer terms. (Autumn term modules are unavailable.)

Blended learning offers distance-learners a number of benefits:

  • extending the range of the MSc,
  • offering a concentrated period of study,
  • the opportunity to meet other students and tutors in person and engage in face-to-face discussion-based learning.

However, before making this choice, you need to consider issues such as cost and time commitment.

On-campus study is highly intensive throughout the 5-week teaching period, especially if you study two modules. It may prove difficult to allocate further time to distance-learning modules during your time in London.

You will need to plan for this, especially if you are studying distance-learning modules that run in April and May.

Eligibility and restrictions

  • To apply for on-campus modules, you must be currently studying or about to begin elective modules in 2017-18.
  • Each course has a list (identified below) of any set modules that must be completed successfully in order to complete your course.
  • To attend on-campus modules, you apply and pay the module fee directly to LSHTM - not the University of London.
  • You cannot register for both a distance-learning module and its on-campus equivalent.
  • Where on-campus modules have limited capacity, on-campus MSc students receive priority over distance-learning applicants.
  • Some modules require background knowledge (check the prerequisites/requirements for modules you are interested in.) You may be asked for evidence that you have sufficient knowledge to benefit from the module.

Method of assessment

On-campus modules may be assessed through coursework or a short examination at the end of the 5-week teaching period. Full details are given in our module outlines.

Up to two modules by blended learning can be credited towards your distance-learning master's.

If you have registered for an on-campus module that has a distance-learning equivalent, you complete only the on-campus assessment. Do not enter the exam or complete any assessment for the distance-learning module.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • On-campus module assessments must be submitted by a specified deadline (usually at the end of the 5-week period), not the distance-learning deadlines.
  • Not all assessments taken for blended learning can be retaken. If you fail the on-campus assessment, you may need to register and pay for an additional distance-learning module (see your Student Handbook).

Studying at the School

  • Immigration/Visas: Non-EEA (European Economic Area) nationals will require immigration permission to study in the UK. This may require a visa application in your home country. See further guidance for non-EEA nationals. We cannot register students for on-campus modules without the correct immigration permission.
  • Accommodation: There are many options in London. See more information on short-term options. It is your responsibility to organise and pay for accommodation for your stay in the UK.

Cost

Distance-learning students who wish to study modules in London are required to pay an additional fee per blended learning module.

If you have paid up-front for your MSc, the cost is £830 per module. If you are paying for modules annually, the cost is £1,600 per blended-learning module. 

Confirmation of module costs and how to pay will be included in the offer letter sent to you if your application for blended learning is successful.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • If you are registering for distance-learning modules to take next year, please do not register or pay for any modules you intend to study by blended learning. We do not transfer module payments to LSHTM.
  • If your fees are paid by a sponsor, it's wise to check that they approve of your choice to study by blended learning.

How to apply

Please complete the LSHTM Module Application Form (one form per module) and return by email between 1 and 30 September 2017.

Alternatively, return by post to Short Courses, Registry, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT. Do not return the form to the University of London.

Please include a brief CV with your application, and a short note explaining to the Module Organiser (who considers your application) why you wish to study this particular module in London.

LSHTM Registry will contact you to confirm your place on the module. If you have been accepted, you receive an official offer letter. Follow the instructions on this letter to register. 

If your application is unsuccessful and you need to register for a distance-learning module instead you must do this through your Student Portal before 31 October 2017.

On rare occasions, the School may cancel modules two weeks before the start date if there are insufficient numbers. In such cases, the School will refund the module fee, though it cannot accept responsibility for accommodation, travel or other losses incurred as a result of the cancellation.

If you have any questions about the information given here or queries regarding your personal study progression, please contact your programme:

MSc students may choose a maximum of two, and PG Diploma students may choose a maximum of one, on-campus modules from:

Monday 8 January – Friday 9 February 2018

C1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

C2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Economic evaluation (1501) Students should have a background knowledge and training in health economics prior to studying this module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM204 may not select this option.

Conflict and health (1402) Prior field experience with a humanitarian agency, donor or government will enable more active participation but is not essential. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM214 may not select this option.

Health care evaluation (1400) Those taking this module will be expected to have an understanding of the material covered in basic statistics, epidemiology, health economics and principles of social research prior to studying the module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM207 may not select this option.

Design & analysis of epidemiological studies (2417) Students must have successfully completed CTM102 prior to studying this module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module CTM207 may not select this option.

History and health (1401) A knowledge of the principles of social research would be advantageous prior to studying this module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM215 may not select this option.

Monday 19 February – Friday 23 March 2018

D1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

D2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Basic parasitology (3146) Most students choosing this module have some prior clinical laboratory experience but whilst useful, it is not essential. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module IDM203 may not select this option.

Analytical models for decision making (1606) Some of the exercises involve the use of spreadsheets so students should be confident in the use of Excel, particularly use of formulae, functions, formatting, graphs and charts. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM201 may not select this option.

Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases (2407) Students must have studied CTM207 before studying this module or must obtain Programme Director approval before registration. Students must have a good knowledge of epidemiological methods including different study designs, their analysis and interpretation, prior to studying this module. Those who have previously registered for or completed DL modules EPM303 or EPM307 may not select this option.

Environmental epidemiology (1301) Students must have a sound basic knowledge of epidemiology prior to studying this module. Those who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM205 may not select this module.

Evaluation of public health interventions (1127) This module requires students to have some familiarity with basic epidemiological and statistical concepts. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM219 may not select this option.

Epidemiology & control of communicable diseases (2437) Students must have studied CTM207 before studying this module or must obtain Programme Director approval before registration. Students must have knowledge of basic epidemiology and statistics, and should have some knowledge of Epi-Info prior to studying this module. Those who have previously registered for or completed DL module EPM301 may not select this option.

Medical anthropology and public health (1802) Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM211 may not select this option.

Global disability and health (3461)

Modelling & the dynamics of infectious diseases (2464) Students must have studied CTM207 before studying this module or must obtain Programme Director approval before registration. Students must be familiar with how to use Excel and must have an understanding of basic epidemiology. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module EPM302 may not select this option.

Globalisation and health (1503) Students must have a basic understanding of the political economy of health. Those who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM209 may not select this option.

Organisational management (1403) Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM212 may not select this option.

Sexual health (1804) It is highly recommended that students have studied principles of social research prior to studying this module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM216 may not select this option.

 

Wednesday 18 April – Friday 18 May 2018

E module options: from Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Advanced statistical methods in epidemiology (2412) Students must have completed either modules CTM207 or 2417 Design and analysis of epidemiological studies prior to studying this module. Students may not study both this module and CTM208 or EPM304.

AIDS (3174) Students should have some level of scientific background before studying this module. Those who have previously registered for or completed DL module IDM501 may not select this module.

Environmental health policy (1300) Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM206 may not select this option.

Please note:

The modules above those recommended as most suitable to the Clinical Trials programme. However if you wish to take an on-campus module that is not on the above list, please email CTSupport, giving your reasons for the request.

A maximum of two on-campus modules may be chosen from:

Monday 8 January – Friday 9 February 2018

C1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

C2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Designing disease control programmes in developing countries (3457)

Conflict and health (1402) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM214. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM214 cannot select this module.

Health care evaluation (1400) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM207. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM207 cannot select this module.

Design & analysis of epidemiological studies (2417) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module CTM207 cannot select this module.

Research design & analysis (2423) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module IDM601 cannot select this module.

Family planning programmes (2401)

Sociological approaches to health (1803) This module can be considered in place of a PHM2 module.

Population, poverty and environment (2436) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module DEM203 cannot select this module.

Statistical methods in epidemiology (2402) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM202 cannot select this module.

Monday 19 February – Friday 23 March 2018

D1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

D2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Current issues in safe motherhood & perinatal health (2459)

Epidemiology and control of communicable diseases (2437) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM301 cannot select this module.

Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases (2407) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL modules EPM303/EPM307 cannot select this module.

Environmental epidemiology (1301) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM205. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM205 cannot select this module.

Evaluation of public health interventions (1127) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module PHM219 cannot select this module.

Medical anthropology in public health (1802) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM211. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM211 cannot select this module.

 

Monday 19 February – Friday 23 March 2018

D1 module options (continued): From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

D2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Modelling and the dynamics of infectious diseases (2464) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM302 cannot select this module.

Social epidemiology (2472)

Spatial epidemiology in public health (3135)

 

Wednesday 18 April – Friday 18 May 2018

E module options: from Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00 (note only 1 module can be chosen in this teaching slot)

Advanced statistical methods in epidemiology (2412) Students must have already successfully completed module EPM202 prior to studying this module; those who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM304 cannot select this module.

AIDS (3174) This module is equivalent to DL module IDM501. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, IDM501 cannot select this module.

Analysing survey and population data (2468) This module is equivalent to DL module DEM205. Students who study this module cannot study the DL module which is only available from 2018-19

 

To maintain an appropriate epidemiological focus for the MSc Epidemiology award, the Programme Directors have classified non-Epidemiology programme modules as either 'recommended' (epidemiological relevance) or 'eligible' (less epidemiological relevance).

If you have any questions about the information given here and what your options for study might be, and if these questions are appropriate for other students to view please post a message on the "Questions about Epidemiology elective modules" forum in the DL General Zone when open from July to September. Alternatively, for queries regarding your personal study progression, email dlsupport@lshtm.ac.uk putting "blended learning study enquiry" in the subject header.

Monday 8 January – Friday 9 February 2018

C1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

C2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Study design: writing a study proposal (2400) (may be taken in place of EPM201)

Statistical methods in epidemiology (2402) (may be taken in place of EPM202)

Monday 19 February – Friday 23 March 2018

D1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

D2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Applied communicable disease control (1454)

Design and evaluation of mental health programmes (2342)

Control of sexually transmitted infections (3192)

Environmental epidemiology (1301)

Current issues in safe motherhood & perinatal health (2459)

Epidemiology and control of communicable diseases (2437) (may be taken in place of EPM301)

Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases (2407) (may be taken in place of EPM307)

Ethics, public health and human rights (3189)

Evaluation of public health interventions (1127)

Globalisation and health (1503)

Medical anthropology and public health (1802)

Nutrition related chronic diseases (2442)

Modelling & the dynamics of infectious diseases (2464) (may be taken in place of EPM302)

Nutrition in emergencies (2451)

Social epidemiology (2472)

Spatial epidemiology in public health (3135)

Tropical environmental health (3434)

Wednesday 18 April – Friday 18 May 2018

E module options: from Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Advanced statistical methods in epidemiology (2412) (may be taken in place of EPM304)

AIDS (3174)

Applying public health principles in developing countries (3198)

Integrated vector management (3176)

Principles and practice of public health (1608)

Please note the following recommendations, restrictions and pre-requisites for the modules:

(Also check the individual module outlines on the School website for any updated prerequisites.)

  • Aids (3174) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Students cannot register for this module if they have already completed the IDM501 HIV/AIDS module by distance learning or wish to register for IDM501 in the future. Prerequisite: Students must have some level of scientific background knowledge prior to studying this module.
  • Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (2412) This module can be taken by those studying the PG Diploma and MSc Epidemiology programmes in place of the distance learning module EPM304 Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. Students cannot register for this module if they have already completed the EPM304 Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology distance learning module or wish to register for EPM304 in the future. Prerequisite: Students must have completed the module EPM202 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology prior to studying this module.
  • Applied Communicable Disease Control (1454) (Formerly entitled Communicable Disease Control in Developed and Middle-Income Countries) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Students cannot register for this module if they have already completed the IDM301 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries or PHM202 Communicable Disease Control modules by distance learning or wish to register for PHM218 (new module next year) or IDM301 in the future.
  • Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries (3198) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Prerequisite: Students must have a good understanding of epidemiology, statistics, social science and health economics prior to studying this module.
  • Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (3192) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Current Issues in Safe Motherhood & Perinatal Health (2459) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes (2342) (Formerly titled Packages of care for mental disorders.) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme.

This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.

  • Environmental Epidemiology (1301) This module is classified as recommended for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Students cannot register for this module if they have already completed the PHM205 Environmental Epidemiology distance learning module or wish to register for PHM205 in the future. Prerequisite: Students must have a sound basic knowledge of epidemiology prior to studying this module.
  • Epidemiology & Control of Communicable Disease (2437) This module can be taken by those studying the PG Diploma and MSc Epidemiology programmes in place of the distance learning module EPM301 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases. Students cannot take this module if they have already completed the EPM301 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases or IDM301 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries distance learning modules, or wish to register for EPM301 or IDM301 in the future. Prerequisite: Students must have knowledge of basic epidemiology and statistics, and should have some knowledge of Epi-Info prior to studying this module.
  • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (2407) This module can be taken by those studying the PG Diploma and MSc Epidemiology programmes in place of the distance learning modules EPM303/EPM307 Global/Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases. Students cannot take this module if they have already completed the EPM303 Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases or EPM307 Global Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases distance learning modules or if they wish to register for EPM307 in the future. Prerequisite: Students must have a good knowledge of epidemiological methods including different study designs, their analysis and interpretation prior to studying this module.
  • Ethics, Public Health & Human Rights (3189) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Evaluation of Public Health Interventions (1127) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Prerequisite:Students must have knowledge of basic epidemiology and statistics.
  • Globalisation & Health (1503) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Students cannot take this module if they have already completed the PHM209 Globalisation and Health distance learning module, or wish to register for PHM209 in the future. Prerequisite: It is useful that students have a basic understanding of the political economy of health prior to studying this module.
  • Integrated Vector Management (3176) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Medical Anthropology in Public Health (1802) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Students who have already completed the HSM303 or PHM211 Medical Anthropology in Public Health distance learning modules or wish to register for PHM211 in the future cannot take this module.
  • Modelling & The Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (2464) This module can be taken by those studying the PG Diploma and MSc Epidemiology programmes in place of the distance learning module EPM302 Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. Students cannot take this module if they wish to register for the DL module EPM302 Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases in the future. Prerequisite: Students must be familiar with how to use the spreadsheet package Excel. Students will need to have an understanding of basic epidemiology. Students will benefit from reading the first chapter of the book "An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling" by E Vynnycky and RG White before the start of the module. They may also find it helpful to work through the exercises in the basic maths chapter of this book or through the maths refresher.
  • Nutrition in Emergencies (2451) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Prerequisite:Although no previous experience is necessary, this module requires an understanding of the process and underlying causes of malnutrition.
  • Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases (2442) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Prerequisite: Students are recommended to have a strong background in a biological science prior to studying this module.
  • Principles and Practice of Public Health (1608) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Prerequisite: Students need to demonstrate some knowledge of, and familiarity with, the core principles of public health before being accepted onto the module.
  • Social Epidemiology (2472) This module is classified as recommended for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology.
  • Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health (3135) This module is classified as recommended for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Prerequisite: A willingness to carry out quantitative data analysis is required and good basic computing skills are essential. Basic knowledge of Stata is an advantage but not essential.
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (2402) This module can be taken by those studying PG Diploma and MSc Epidemiology programmes in place of the compulsory distance learning module EPM202 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. Students cannot register for this module if they have already completed the EPM202 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology distance learning module, or wish to register for EPM202 in the future.
  • Prerequisite: Students must have a good knowledge of epidemiology and statistics, and a working knowledge of STATA (or an equivalent statistical software package such as SPSS or SAS) prior to studying this module. In particular, students should be familiar with the three major epidemiological designs, with the concepts of confounding and effect modification/interaction, with the interpretation of statistical tests and confidence intervals, and with the basic data handling commands in Stata.
  • Study Design: Writing a Study Proposal (2400) This module can be taken by those studying PG Diploma and MSc Epidemiology programmes in place of the compulsory distance learning module EPM201 Study Design: Writing a Grant Proposal. Students cannot register for this module if they have already completed the EPM201 Study Design: Writing a Grant Proposal distance learning module, or wish to register for EPM201 in the future. Prerequisite: Students must have a basic knowledge of epidemiology and statistics with computing, prior to studying this module.
  • Tropical Environmental Health (3434) This module is classified as eligible for the MSc Epidemiology programme. This module cannot be chosen by those studying the PG Diploma Epidemiology. Prerequisite: Students wishing to study this module must have an interest in environmental health in developing countries.

If you have any questions about the information given here and what your options for study might be, if these are appropriate for other students to view please post a message on the discussion forum within the "GHP Module Options 2017-18" section on the DL General Zone. Alternatively, for queries regarding your personal study progression, email ghpsupport@lshtm.ac.uk putting "blended learning study enquiry" in the subject header.

Up to two on-campus modules may be chosen from:

Monday 8 January – Friday 9 February 2018

C1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

C2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Epidemiology and control of malaria (3195) Basic epidemiology and some familiarity with malaria from the point of view of the student’s own discipline is required prior to studying this module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module IDM503 may not select this option.

Conflict and health (1402) Prior field experience with a humanitarian agency, donor or government will enable more active participation but is not essential. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM214 may not select this option.

Health care evaluation (1400) Those taking this module will be expected to have an understanding of the material covered in basic statistics, epidemiology, health economics and principles of social research prior to studying the module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM207 may not select this option.

Health systems (1808) Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module GHM201 may not select this option.

History and health (1401) A knowledge of the principles of social research would be advantageous prior to studying this module. Students who have previously registered for or completed DL module PHM215 may not select this option.

Wednesday 18 April – Friday 18 May 2018

E module option: from Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

AIDS (3174) Students should have some level of scientific background before studying this module. Those who have previously registered for or completed DL module IDM501 may not select this module.

If you have any questions about the information given here and what your options for study might be, if these are appropriate for other students to view please post a message on the "ID elective modules – discussion" forum in the DL General Zone. Alternatively, for queries regarding your personal study progression, email idsupport@lshtm.ac.uk putting "blended learning study enquiry" in the subject header.

Monday 8 January – Friday 9 February 2018

C1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

C2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries (3457)

Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology (3143) Students must have had extensive practical experience in the laboratory diagnosis of parasitic infections, or have proof of having taken a course of study in medical parasitology at undergraduate level or above.

Epidemiology and Control of Malaria (3195) It is assumed students have some familiarity with basic epidemiology and with malaria from the point of view of their own discipline.

Clinical Bacteriology 1 (3157) This module comprises a large practical component building on core bacteriological principles.

Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Techniques (3131) Students are expected to have a basic understanding of nucleic acids, gene expression and protein synthesis.

Molecular Virology (3140) Students must have a basic understanding of biochemistry and genetics.

Monday 19 February – Friday 23 March 2018

D1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

D2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Advanced Training in Molecular Biology (3158) Students must have a clear understanding of basic concepts of molecular biology and genetics; they must have previous experience of laboratory experimental work, and will be assumed to have basic computer skills.

Clinical Bacteriology 2 (3165) This module is intended for students who have completed Clinical Bacteriology 1. Students are expected to have previous practical experience of diagnostic bacteriology.

Applied Communicable Disease Control (1454) Students who have studied, or wish to study, DL module PHM218 may not choose this module.

Immunology of Parasitic Infection (3177) Students must have a basic knowledge of immunology.

Basic Parasitology (3146) Some prior clinical laboratory experience is useful but not essential. Students who have studied, or wish to study, DL module IDM203 Parasitology may not choose this module.

Molecular Biology Research Progress and Applications (3160) Students must have an understanding of the basic concepts of molecular biology and be familiar with recombinant DNA techniques.

Clinical Immunology (3167) Those wishing to take this module must have prior experience in basic immunology.

Vector Biology & Vector Parasite Interactions (3166) Students must have a prior basic knowledge of parasitology and entomology.

Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (3192)

Medical Anthropology and Public Health (1802) Students who have studied, or wish to study, DL module PHM211 may not choose this module.

Tropical Environmental Health (3434)

Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination (3141) Those wishing to study this module must have a basic prior knowledge of, and an interest in, vectors.

Wednesday 18 April – Friday 18 May 2018

E module options: from Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

(note only 1 module can be chosen in this teaching slot)

AIDS (3174) A basic scientific background is assumed. Students who have studied, or wish to study, DL module IDM501 HIV/AIDS may not choose this module.

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (3169) A prior knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry is recommended.

Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries (3198) Students must have a good understanding of epidemiology, statistics, social science and health economics.

Integrated Vector Management (3176)

Molecular Cell Biology and Infection (3260) Students must have a basic understanding of cell biology.

Pathogen Genomics (3460) Students must have a clear understanding of basic concepts of molecular biology of infectious disease agents, recombinant DNA techniques, genetics and genomics; they will also be assumed to have good computer skills.

If you have any questions about the information given here and what your options for study might be, if these are appropriate for other students to view please post a message on the discussion forum in the "Public Health - module options 2017-18" section in the DL General Zone. Alternatively, for queries regarding your personal study progression, email phsupport@lshtm.ac.uk putting "blended learning study enquiry" in the subject header.

Up to two on-campus modules may be chosen from:

Monday 8 January – Friday 9 February 2018

C1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

C2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Designing disease control programmes in developing countries (3457)

Conflict and health (1402) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM214. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM214 cannot select this module.

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco (1457) This module can be considered in place of a PHM2 module.

Design & analysis of epidemiological studies (2417) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module CTM207 cannot select this module.

Economic evaluation (1501) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM204. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM204 cannot select this module.

Family planning programmes (2401)

Epidemiology and control of malaria (3195) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module IDM503 cannot select this module.

Health systems (1808) This module can be considered in place of a PHM2 module.

Health care evaluation (1400) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM207. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM207 cannot select this module.

History and health (1401) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module PHM215 cannot select this module.

Health promotion approaches & methods (1807) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM213. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM213 cannot select this module.

Population, poverty and environment (2436)

Research design & analysis (2423) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module IDM601/RD1 cannot select this module.

Qualitative methodologies (1700) This module can be considered in place of a PHM2 module.

Sociological approaches to health (1803) This module can be considered in place of a PHM2 module.

Statistical methods in epidemiology (2402) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM202 cannot select this module.

Study design: writing a study proposal (2400) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM201 cannot select this module.

Monday 19 February – Friday 23 March 2018

D1 module options: From Monday 09.00 to Wednesday 12.30

D2 module options: From Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00

Applied communicable disease control (1454) (previously known as Communicable disease control in developed and middle income countries) This module is equivalent to DL modules PHM202/PHM218. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM202, or who wish to register for new DL module PHM218 cannot select this module.

Analytical models for decision making (1606) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM201. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM201 cannot select this module.

Current issues in safe motherhood & perinatal health (2459)

Design and evaluation of mental health programmes (2342)

Economic analysis for health policy (1504) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM203. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM203 cannot select this module.

Environmental epidemiology (1301) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM205. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM205 cannot select this module.

Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases (2407) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL modules EPM303/EPM307 cannot select this module.

Epidemiology and control of communicable diseases (2437) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM301 cannot select this module.

Evaluation of public health interventions (1127) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module PHM219 cannot select this module.

Ethics, public health and human rights (3189)

Medical anthropology in public health (1802) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM211. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM211 cannot select this module.

Globalisation and health (1503) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM209. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM209 cannot select this module.

Modelling and the dynamics of infectious diseases (2464) Students who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM302 cannot select this module.

Nutrition related chronic disease (2442)

Organisational management (1403) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM212. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM212 cannot select this module.

Reviewing the literature (1701) This module can be considered in place of a PHM2 module.

Social epidemiology (2472)

Sexual health (1804) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM216. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM216 cannot select this module.

Tropical environmental health (3434)

Wednesday 18 April – Friday 18 May 2018

E module options: from Wednesday 14.00 to Friday 17.00 (note only 1 module can be chosen in this teaching slot)

Advanced statistical methods in epidemiology (2412) Students must have already successfully completed module EPM202 prior to studying this module; those who have previously registered for, or completed, DL module EPM304 cannot select this module.

Environmental health policy (1300) This module is equivalent to DL module PHM206. Students who have previously registered for, or completed, PHM206 cannot select this module.