The School contributes to an undergraduate degree programme. This programme is organised and administered by the University of Liverpool.
BSc in Tropical Disease Biology
OPEN TO INTERCALATING MEDICS (after 4th year at University of Liverpool - open after 2nd year for other med students with full pre-clinical grounding)
The BSc in Tropical Disease Biology is an Honour's degree programme offered by the School of Biological Science, University of Liverpool, with the final Honours year run and based in LSTM. The degree programme is aimed at students who are interested in a range of aspects of the biology of infectious disease (from organism life cycles, to epidemiology and molecular biology) in the context of global disease issues, with an emphasis on the tropics. The course includes a practical skills module in Tropical Medicine in Year 2 with final year modules in Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths, Parasitology including Immunology and Molecular Biology, Vector Biology, Chemotherapy and Topics in Global Health and a Research Project.
Graduates with a degree in Tropical Disease Biology are well qualified to enter a wide range of employment opportunities with rewarding careers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and other key areas. For those committed to a career as a research scientist, further study for a higher degree in science or subjects allied to medicine is the normal route and several past students have continued their training by enrolling onto Masters and PhD programmes at the LSTM.
Further details can be found on the University and School of Biological Sciences websites:
or from the Director of Studies, Dr. Ian Hastings.