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PROSPECTUS 2021/22 - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
 From developing drugs    LSTM is at the          LSTM’s response to the
 to influencing change    forefront of research   COVID-19 pandemic

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Welcome to the Liverpool School of Tropical                                                                                                            02 – Director’s Welcome


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CO NTENTS
                         Medicine, and thank you for your interest in                                                                                                           04 – Join the Innovators
                         studying on one of our programmes.                                                                                                                     06 – Lead the Way
                                                                                                                                                                                08 – Make an Impact
                                                                                                                                                                                12 – Our History
                                                                                                                                                                                14 – Why Study in Liverpool?
                                                                                                                                                                                16 – Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                17 – Student Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                20 – Fundraising
                                                                                                                                                                                21 – Alumni
                                                                                                                                                                                22 – Finance & Funding                                                        06   At the forefront of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   research work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12      The proud and rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  history of the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  first institution of its kind
                                                                                                                                                                                23 – Open Days
                                                                                                                                                                                24 – Courses & Programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                26 – Master’s at LSTM
                                                                                                                                                                                27 – Clinical Science MSc Programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                30 – Humanitarian MSc Programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                33 – MSc Humanitarian Practice (LEAP programme)
                         Ever since it was founded in 1898, LSTM has been       actions to ‘decolonise’ our curriculum and
                         at the forefront of providing our stakeholders         practices. Decolonising the curriculum is                                                       36 – Global Health Programmes
                         with the scientific evidence to translate              central to LSTM Educational Strategy, which is                                                  39 – Tropical Disease Biology MSc Programme
                         relevant science into policy and practice. We          focused on equity and inclusion. This process
                         do that by working collaboratively in over 70          will involve a series of virtual conversations,                                                 41 – Public Health MSc Programmes

                         countries to fulfil our mission of improving           events and seminars which will help inform                                                      46 – Professional Diplomas                                                              Master’s programmes attracting
       2                 the health of the world’s poorest people.              our understanding and practices as we aim to                                                                                                                                                                                                          3
                                                                                                                                                                                47 – Professional Diploma Programmes                                                    highly-motivated graduates
                                                                                answer several important questions such as ‘what                                                                                                                                        from around the world
                         Our multidisciplinary approach to global                                                                                                               54 – Clinical Short Courses
                                                                                would a decolonised curriculum and practices
                         health research allows us to translate research
                                                                                look like at LSTM, given our global health history?’                                            60 – Online Courses
                         innovation and scientific breakthroughs from
                         laboratory research into effective interventions       Decolonising the curriculum is a long and                                                       70 – Postgraduate Research Degrees (PGR)
                         for those most in need. It is testament to our         complex process. As part of this journey
                                                                                                                                                                                72 – MRC Case / DTP Studentships
                         ongoing success that LSTM continues to expand.         we will be reviewing the images used in all
                                                                                our publications, including our prospectus.                                                     72 – How to Apply
                         As one of the few postgraduate centres of
                                                                                Changes will be made in the coming months
                         excellence in the field of tropical medicine,
                                                                                to reflect these changes, based on feedback
                         we are enthusiastic about offering our
                                                                                and expertise from staff and students.
                         unrivalled learning opportunities to students
                         within the UK and across the developing
                         world. We provide all of our students with
                                                                                I do hope that you will enjoy finding out more
                                                                                about who we are. The work we do helps to save                                                      21        Become part of
                                                                                                                                                                                              a global community
                                                                                                                                                                                              of world-changing
                         the opportunity to excel in their careers in           countless lives, and I invite you to contact us
                                                                                                                                                                                              alumni and friends
                         public health, medicine, and academia.                 directly if you would like more information .
                         The Education Department at the Liverpool
                         School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), together           Professor Phil Padfield
                         with students, is starting a process of facilitating   Dean of Education
                                                                                                                                       Cover photo: by Professor Stephen
                                                                                                                                         Torr, LSTM. Scientists from LSTM

                                                                                                                                                and Tanzania’s Vector and
                                                                                                                                         Vector Borne-Diseases Research

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prospectus 2021/22
                                                                                                                                         Institute conducting a survey of
                                                                                                                                          tsetse in the Tarangire National
                                                                                                                                             Park. The research will lead to
                                                                                                                                         sustainable strategies to protect
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                                                                                                            JOIN THE INNOVATORS
                                                                                                                                                                      NOVEL SNAKEBITE TREATMENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     J O I N TH E I NNOVATO R S
                                                                                                         LSTM is proud to be a part of a new decade
                                                                                                                                                                      LSTM’s Centre for Snakebite Research and Interventions
                                                                                                         long campaign funded by the Bill & Melinda
                                                                                                                                                                      (CSRI) has shown that the repurposing of an existing
                                                                                                         Gates Foundation which highlights the
                                                                                                                                                                      medicine, commonly used to treat mercury poisoning,
                                                                                                         research being carried out in the UK which
                                                                                                                                                                      is effective in treating some snakebites.
                                                                                                         benefits the health of people globally.
                                                                                                         The campaign launched in October 2020 with a six-            Snakebites kill up to 138 000 victims every year, and
                                                                                                         week media campaign showcasing the UK’s ground-              around 400 000 survivors are left with permanent
                                                                                                         breaking work in science and innovation to solve             physical disabilities or disfigurements.                                        DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                                                         some of the world’s greatest health challenges.
                                                                                                                                                                      Those most affected live in some of the world’s poorest                         CSRI hosts the largest and most diverse
                                                                                                         We are thrilled the campaign features three LSTM             communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin                               collection of tropical venomous snakes in the
                                                                                                         led projects part of the ’10 Things the UK is doing          America and often rely on agricultural activities for                           UK to support its diverse research activities,
                                                                                                         to make the world healthier’, such as tackling               their income. This research has the potential to save                           education, and public engagement work.
                                                                                                                                                                      lives and limbs by removing treatment delays.
                                                                                                         TB with drones in Nepal, our snakebite research, and
                                                                                                         Tiny Targets, an innovative programme to strengthen
                                                                                                         national tsetse fly control programmes.
                                                                                                         The campaign also features two LSTM researchers as part                                                                  DRONES TRIALLED TO FIGHT TB IN NEPAL
                                                                                                         of the “10 people in the UK who are changing the face of
                                                                                                         health”, Dr Emily Adams and Professor Daniela Ferreira.                                                                  LSTM and partners are trialling the use of drones to combat tuberculosis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in some of Nepal’s most rural and inaccessible areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TB is the world’s biggest infectious disease killer and there are more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  40,000 new cases in Nepal every year. Early and correct treatment is reli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ant on good diagnostic testing and the drones are being used to greatly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  reduce the transportation time of samples for testing.
        4                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This work will make the job of volunteers easier and allow patients in                5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  remote areas to access better and more convenient care, ‘leaving no-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  one behind’.

                                                                                                                                                                      OUTSMARTING BIG DISEASES, ONE TINY                                         PROFESSOR DANIELA FERREIRA
                                                                                                                                                                      TARGET AT A TIME                                                           Daniela is Head of the Clinical Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Department and Professor of Respiratory
                                                                                                                                                                      LSTM led the development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vaccines and Infection Immunology.
                                                                                                                                                                      an innovative but extremely
                                                                                                                                                                      simple solution to reduce the risk                                         The team’s work focuses on
                                                                                                                                                                      of Trypanosomiasis, also known                                             pneumococcal bacteria and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 development of new vaccine strategies.

                              CHANGING THE FACE OF HEALTH:
                                                                                                                                                                      as Sleeping Sickness using ‘tiny
                                                                                                                                                                      targets’ to kill the disease-                                              The Experimental Human Pneumococcal
                                                                                                                                                                      carrying Tsetse fly. The traps use                                         Challenge (EHPC) Model is the only model
                                                                                                                                                                      bright blue insecticide-treated               DID YOU KNOW?                in the world in which participants are
                              DR EMILY ADAMS                                                                                                                          fabric not much bigger than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LSTM is home to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 inoculated with live pneumococcal bacteria in their nose.
                                                                                                                                                                      a handkerchief, mounted on                                                 This model is used as a vaccine testing platform as well as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    largest Tsetse breeding
                              Emily Adams is Senior Lecturer in Diagnostics for Infectious        This work was critical in accelerating testing solutions for        a stick next to a river where                                              transmission model for prevention strategies with multiple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    colony in the UK.
                              Disease and Diagnostics Lead for LSTM’s Research Centre for         low- resource settings where diagnostic testing capacity is         the flies live. The fabric attracts                                        flourishing life science partnerships. This work is critical as

                              Drugs and Diagnostics. Emily’s research ranges from point-of-care   extremely low, but where rapid testing is essential in helping to   the tsetse flies and they are                                              pneumonia kills more children globally than any other infectious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prospectus 2021/22
                              diagnostics such as rapid-diagnostic-tests (RDTs) to simplified     contain transmission. Her work has also included understanding      killed by the insecticide, which reduces the population to                 disease.
                              molecular diagnostics that can be used at the community level.      modes and of COVID-19 transmission in various settings. Emily       such an extent that the number of cases drops dramatically.                Daniela’s work has involved the development and trialling of a
                                                                                                  is also part of a team leading a study measuring transmission       These these tiny targets, which are much less expensive                    number of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including the FASTER
                              Emily’s team has been at the forefront of the development
                                                                                                  and the impact of COVID-19 on households in Liverpool.              than the traditional traps, are just as effective in killing the           study in partnership with Pfizer, which aims to understand
                              and validation of rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19, including
                                                                                                                                                                      tsetse fly vector of this terrible disease. As a consequence               how bacterial pneumonia leads to severe COVID-19 infections.
                              a partnership with Mologic on an antibody test which was
                                                                                                                                                                      we are able to offer protection to a population, as                        Daniela is also leading the LSTM-arm of the phase III Oxford
                              developed for manufacture in the UK and in Dakar, Senegal.
                                                                                                                                                                      well as their livestock, at a fraction of the cost.                        vaccine trials.
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                                                          LEAD THE WAY

                                                                                                                                                                                       L EA D TH E WAY
                                                                         “LSTM HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT THE
                                                                         FOREFRONT OF INNOVATIVE APPROACHES
                                                                         TO FINDING SOLUTIONS.”
                                                                         Recognising the Liverpool City Region and North West
                                                                         England’s existing world-class expertise in life sciences,
                                                                         a Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) led
                                                                         consortium has received £18.6m from UK Research and
                                                                         Innovation (UKRI) Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) for
                                                                         five years to deliver an innovative project delivering
                                                                         integrated therapeutic solutions for human infections.
                                                                         The newly formed consortium named iiCON, along with LSTM,
                                                                         includes the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation
                                                                         Trust, Unilever UK, University of Liverpool, and Evotec Ltd and
                                                                         the AMR Centre, which are based at Alderley Park, Cheshire.
                                                                         The project will act as a catalyst for economic and regional productivity by leveraging £115 million
                                                                         worth of investment, creating eight specialist, commercially sustainable research platforms for
                                                                         infectious diseases therapeutics in North West England. These research platforms will go on to
                                                                         transform the efficiency of new product discovery, development, evaluation, and impact assessment.
                                                                         With the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Warrington having the largest concentration of
     6                                                                   infectious diseases research in the UK, it is no surprise that this consortium of organisations was chosen       7
                                                                         for the SIPF funding. The region has shown an impressive, meticulous response to the COVID-19
                                                                         outbreak, working on active research programmes in vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
                                                                         Project lead, LSTM’s Professor Janet Hemingway, said: “LSTM devised this programme together with
                                                                         our industrial, NHS and academic partners aiming to be the first choice globally for infection research
                                                                         and development initiatives. This grant secures the international reputation of the region in infection
                                                                         innovation and will attract substantive follow-on international investment.”

                                                                         LSTM Director, Professor David Lalloo said:

                                                                         “Throughout its history, LSTM has always been at the forefront in innovative approaches in finding
                                                                         solutions for human infections. The current global COVID-19 outbreak shows again how essential
                                                                         and relevant our global expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases is.”
                                                                         LTSM, with industry funding, is currently carrying out two trials – one focusing on
                                                                         immunology in bloods, nasal mucosa and bacterial colonisation associated with clinical
                                                 Elevating the           outcomes. The wother takes samples from healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients

                                                                         to assess changes in biomarkers during exposure to/development of infection.
                                                 Liverpool City region   Investment in diagnostic technologies at LSTM, initiated in response to the antimicrobial resistance
                                                 and the north           (AMR) crisis, have been rapidly adapted to provide validated
                                                 west of england         diagnostics to meet the needs of the COVID-19 outbreak.

                                                                         It has allowed Liverpool to become a test bed for new
                                                 at the forefront of     diagnostic technology development and evaluation trials for                 MAKE AN IMPACT

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                                                 global research and     COVID-19. To this end LSTM has been central to the validation
                         TO LIFE SCIENCES        development.
                                                                         of lab based COVID-19 anti-body tests and rapid diagnostic
                                                                         tests with multiple commercial and academic partners.
                                                                                                                                           Want to learn more? We have lots
                                                                                                                                           of impact stories on our website

                         RESEARCH IN LIVERPOOL
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           L STM’S R ESP O NSE TO TH E COVI D - 1 9 PAN D E MIC

                         LSTM’S RESPONSE TO THE
                                                                                                                                                                       COVID-19 Oxford vaccine trial
                                                                                                                                                                       The development of a safe and effective
                                                                                                                                                                       vaccine will be the only way we will be able

                         COVID-19 PANDEMIC
                                                                                                                                                                       to get out of the pandemic and resume our
                                                                                                                                                                       normal lives and the Respiratory Infection
                                                                                                                                                                       and Vaccine team at LSTM is working hard
                                                                                                                                                                       towards this.
                                                                                                                                                                       LSTM is one of the research trial sites
                         LSTM is playing a unique role in the response to COVID-19, covering all of the translational research                                         testing a new vaccine against COVID-19 in
                         cycle. From the beginning of the outbreak, we have partnered with industry, academic institutions and                                         healthy volunteers. This study will enable
                                                                                                                                                                       researchers to assess if people can be
                         organisations aimed to have the best possible impact on public health in the UK and overseas.                                                 protected from COVID-19 with this new
                         A lot of LSTM’s research is conducted via its Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics (CDD). This Centre comprises as experienced multi-             vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. It will
                         disciplinary group of experts working together researching, developing and validating drugs and diagnostics in response to the COVID-19       also give them valuable information on
                         pandemic.                                                                                                                                     safety aspects of the vaccine and its ability
                                                                                                                                                                       to generate good immune responses
                         Research into vaccines is the only way to find out which vaccines will work. LSTM plays a key role in the various COVID-19 vaccine research   against the virus in young and older adults.
                         programmes that are ongoing, most notably establishing LSTM as a Phase III trial site for the Oxford Vaccine Trial.                           LSTM does this by randomly allocating
                         LSTM also partners with multiple other institutions and organisations to provide evidence based advisory services to government               participants to receive the ChAdOx1
                         departments and other interested parties.                                                                                                     nCoV-19 vaccine or a Men ACWY vaccine
                                                                                                                                                                       in addition to doing blood tests and
                                                                                                                                                                       collecting information about any symptoms
                                                                                                                                                                       that occur after vaccination. If a participant   Printing Face Shields for the NHS                  COVID-19 pandemic. Sean Tomlinson
                                                                                                                                                                       develops COVID symptoms they are                                                                    answered the call from DoES Liverpool, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LSTM is playing a unique role in the
                                                                                                                                                                       tested for COVID. To estimate the efficacy                                                          community interest company focused on
      8                                                                                                                                                                                                                 response to COVID-19, covering all of                                                                     9
                                                                                                                                                                       of the vaccine the proportion of those                                                              supporting the local maker community, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the translational research cycle. From the
                                                                                                                                                                       who develop COVID in the vaccine and                                                                produce effective low-cost face shields for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        beginning of the outbreak It has partnered
                                                                                                                                                                       the control arm will be compared. Efficacy                                                          North West healthcare workers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with industry, academic institutions and
                                                                                                                                                                       data for the trial will be pulled from all 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        organisations aimed to have the best               The laser-cut polypropylene face shields
                                                                                                                                                                       sites in the UK and Brazil and presented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        possible impact on public health in the UK         produced by DoES Liverpool and the larger
                                                                                                                                                                       to regulators for potential licensure of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and overseas.                                      network of volunteers have been ordered
                                                                                                                                                                       vaccine. The team is now in discussions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           by hospitals and GP surgeries across the
                                                                                                                                                                       with NIHR and industry partners for delivery     A lot of LSTM’s research is conducted via
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           North West including Aintree, Liverpool
                                                                                                                                                                       of two further COVID vaccine studies             its Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics (CDD).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Royal, Walton, East Lancashire Hospitals
                                                                                                                                                                       starting at the end of the year. In addition,    This Centre comprises an experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Manchester Royal Infirmary. Sean
                                                                                                                                                                       Professor Daniela Ferreira’s team has            multi-disciplinary group of experts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tomlinson, who joined the MRC Doctoral
                                                                                                                                                                       been collaborating with Pfizer, who have         working together researching, developing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Training Partnership scheme with LSTM,
                                                                                                                                                                       an existing vaccine which works against          and validating drugs and diagnostics in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           had access to LSTM’s 3D printers and
                                                                                                                                                                       one cause of severe pneumonia and are            response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is used the designs provided by DoES
                                                                                                                                                                       working on a vaccine for COVID. Viral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Research into vaccines is the only way to          Liverpool to optimise the printing process
                                                                                                                                                                       infections are commonly associated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        find out which vaccines will work. LSTM            to increase daily production 80 face shields
                                                                                                                                                                       secondary bacterial infections during winter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        plays a key role in the various COVID-19           per day using 4 printers. Establishment
                                                                                                                                                                       season, with pneumococcus increasing viral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vaccine research programmes that are               of a COVID-19 Preclinical Pipeline for
                                                                                                                                                                       disease severity. Professor Daniela Ferreira
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ongoing, most notably establishing LSTM            Therapeutics
                                                                                                                                                                       and Dr Elena Mitsi were awarded a Pfizer
                                                                                                                                                                       funded grant to investigate the relationship     as a Phase III trial site for the Oxford Vaccine

                                                                                                                                                                       of pneumococcus and SARS-CoV-2 and
                                                                                                                                                                       assess the immunological responses during        LSTM’s PhD student Sean Tomlinson                           MAKE AN IMPACT

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                                                                                                                                                                       co-infection. The ultimate aim is to define      re-allocated LSTM’s 3D printers and used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Want to learn more? We have lots
                                                                                                                                                                       if pneumococcal vaccine would ultimately         them to print free face shields for NHS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of impact stories on our website
                                                                                                                                                                       also assist the fight against COVID.             staff working on the frontline during the
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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

                                        COVID Diagnostics                                          The WTC Liverpool branch remained open
                                                                                                   throughout the pandemic, continuing to offer
                                        The COVID diagnostics programme at CDD is
                                                                                                   a vaccination and occupational travel service to
                                        enrolling patients suspected of COVID-19 for
                                                                                                   ensure that key workers and international staff could
                                        diagnostic evaluation and Dr Emily Adams’s team
                                                                                                   continue to be deployed. WTC’s highly experienced
                                        has become the UK evaluation site for FIND, a
                                                                                                   staff were utilised for a number of COVID-19 specific
                                        programme which runs multiple rapid diagnostics for
                                                                                                   roles. This included two Occupational Health nurses
                                        antigen detection, to rapidly identify active infection.
                                                                                                   to the Liverpool University Hospital Foundation
                                        The programme works in partnership with industry
                                                                                                   Trust (LUHFT) to get those returning to the NHS as
                                        that has developed a new rapid test to detect the
                                                                                                   part of the pandemic response into their roles as
                                        presence of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, the
                                                                                                   quickly as possible. More recently, three members
                                        NHS uses the best test available to detect the virus
                                                                                                   of nursing staff have been temporarily seconded to
                                        using a nasal swab. The current test can take up to
                                                                                                   Public Health England to help support the COVID-
                                        4 days before the results are available which can
                                                                                                   advisory service, which has been overwhelmed with
                                        lead to an extended amount of time in quarantine
                                                                                                   the volume of enquiries from local councils, schools,
                                        or a prolonged amount of time grouped with other
                                                                                                   colleges, universities, nursing homes as well as
                                        patients that are suspected to have Coronavirus
                                                                                                   companies regarding COVID-19.
                                        increasing the potential for hospital transmission.
                                                                                                   In partnership with the Accelerator Research Clinic
                                        The new tests need to be validated against the
                                                                                                   (ARC) team, administrative, nursing, medical and
                                        current best practice. The programme needs to
                                                                                                   management staff have been involved in supporting
                                        use the tests with real samples to check if they are
                                                                                                   the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial. Over the last
                                        as accurate as the current test. If successful, this
                                                                                                   five months, the WTC team vaccinated over 850
                                        study may change practice and policy allowing
                                                                                                   participants for this trial.
                                        for early detection and appropriate isolation of
                                        patients. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for         With further vaccine trials in the pipeline, WTC is in
                                        active infection LSTM is working with FIND, a              discussion with the ARC and CRN to provide their
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                                        global non-profit organization driving innovation          experience and expertise in vaccination to provide
                                        in the development and delivery of diagnostics to          continued support for these.
                                        combat major diseases affecting the world’s poorest
                                                                                                   WTC nursing staff have also supported other local
                                        populations, and other industrial partners to assess
                                                                                                   COVID research studies through the secondment
                                        the sensitivity and specificity of new point-of-
                                                                                                   of nursing staff. This included the SAFER and FASTER
                                        care antigen tests. The CDD team are working in a
                                                                                                   research trials at LUHFT, being run by the ARC
                                        multi-centre study with FIND, Germany and Brazil to
                                                                                                   research team, and the University of Liverpool’s
                                        assess multiple tests, and data is presented by FIND
                                                                                                   COV-LIV community study. WTC’s education staff
                                        to the World Health Organization (WHO) to make
                                                                                                   have also been involved in vaccine training and
                                        decisions on large-scale procurement. These tests
                                                                                                   education to support the Northwest Coast Clinical
                                        have the power to accurately identify active infection
                                                                                                   Research Network (CRN), by delivering a bespoke
                                        in minutes at the bedside of the patient. CDD is now
                                                                                                   training course to a group of CRN nurses so they
                                        investigating ways to implement these findings in
                                                                                                   can take part in vaccine trials, this is to ensure that
                                        the UK and further afield working with the MALCOV
                                                                                                   we have enough qualified nurses with experience
                                        team for rapid screening of infection in Burkina Faso
                                                                                                   in vaccination for future clinical trials. Most recently
                                        and Kenya. The CDD team are working with multiple
                                                                                                   the WTC started offering a new back-up COVID-19
                                        industrial partners, most notably Mologic, funded by
                                                                                                   testing service for symptomatic LSTM staff and
                                        Wellcome and DFID (now FCDO), to improve antigen
                                                                                                   students who are unable to access NHS rapid testing
                                        tests by rapid analytical sensitivity and specificity
                                                                                                   because of the current pressure on the service. A
                                        testing to improve prototypes, and rapidly use clinical
                                                                                                   special testing tent has been set up at the back
                                        samples for clinical evaluation.

                                                                                                   of WTC and protocols have been put in place to
                                        Well Travelled Clinics and COVID-19                        manage the process. The WTC’s commercial agility

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                                                                                                   and flexibility, together with the previous experience
                                        Since the early days of the pandemic, staff at LSTM’s
                                                                                                   in managing the healthcare needs of rapid
                                        Well Travelled Clinics (WTC) have played a significant
                                                                                                   humanitarian deployments, have proved invaluable
                                        role in supporting LSTM and local NHS and PHE
                                                                                                   in delivering a swift and targeted response to the
                                        health care teams in their response to COVID-19.
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L                                                             1946                                                                        2004
                                                                                                                   STM’s inaugural graduation                                                                                                                       LSTM celebrates 100 years of the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  O U R H I STO RY
                                                                                                                                                                                          The appointment of LSTM’s longest-

                                                                                                                                                                                          serving Dean, Brian Maegraith,                                            Diploma in Tropical Medicine
                                                                                                                   ceremonies mark a significant                                                                                                      and Hygiene (DTM&H) programme.
                                                                                                                                                                          marked a broadening of the LSTM’s size and
                                                                                                                   achievement, and the story of
                                                                                                            this journey conveys a fascinating,
                                                                                                            proud and rich history of the
                                                                                                                                                                          curriculum. Maegraith famously declared ‘Our impact
                                                                                                                                                                          on the tropics should be in the tropics!’, which
                                                                                                                                                                          resulted in LSTM forging links with other research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2013           LSTM receives higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     education status.

                                                                                                            world’s first institution of its kind.                        institutions across the globe, including the creation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2016         Bill Gates visits LSTM with

                                                                                                                                                                          of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Bangkok.                                          then UK Chancellor George
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Osborne to announce the £1bn Ross Fund to

                                                                                                                                                                          1973          The Alastair Reed Venom Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                        is established, developing new
                                                                                                                                                                          anti-venoms for the treatment of snakebite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      combat diseases in developing countries.

                                                                                                                                                                          1991           Building upon long-standing
                                                                                                                                                                                         relationships with Malawi’s
                                                                                                                                                                          Ministries of Health and Education, LSTM is invited
                                                                                                                                                                          to develop the College of Medicine in Blantyre
                                                                                                                                                                          (CoM). Despite opposition from critics claiming a

                                                                                                            1914            The building of these laboratory facilities
                                                                                                                            was completed, but due to the advent

                                                                                                            of the war, occupation was deferred. Instead , they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Privy Council awards LSTM
                                                                                                            were used as a Tropical Diseases Hospital and offered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     degree-awarding powers.
                                                                                                            courses to officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

12                                                                                                          1920           Teaching resumed, and LSTM finally
                                                                                                                           moves into its own building.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2018          LSTM holds its first graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ceremonies at the Liver Building,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and awards Dr Letitia Obeng and Professor

                         1898          A donation from Sir Alfred Lewis Jones, Head of the Elder Dempster   1921             LSTM opens an overseas research                                                                                          Victor Mwapasa its first honorary degrees.

                                                                                                                             laboratory in Freetown, Sierra               medical school was a luxury Malawi couldn’t afford,
                                       Shipping Line, supports the creation of the world’s first research                                                                                                                                                            Professor David Lalloo takes over
                                                                                                            Leone. This laboratory functioned continuously                LSTM helps to sway the argument demonstrating
                         and education institution dedicated to tropical medicine – the Liverpool                                                                                                                                                                    as Director of LSTM, leading the
                                                                                                            until the early stages of World War II and made               that CoM was essential to the future health and
                         School of Tropical Medicine, initially based within the facilities of the Royal                                                                                                                                              organisation towards it 125th anniversary in 2023.
                                                                                                            many important discoveries in West Africa,                    economic development of the country. Upon
                         Southern Hospital on Liverpool’s waterfront and the University of Liverpool.       including demonstrating that a species of black               the establishment of CoM, LSTM placed senior
                         This was in response to the number of sailors returning to the Port                fly was responsible for the transmission of filarial          personnel in leadership roles to develop the
                         of Liverpool with diseases such as malaria, dystentery, beri-beri and              worms to humans, causing river blindness.                     curriculum and initially run the operation, with
                         tropical anaemia. The shipowners recognised the serious threat these               Also in 1921, Dr Alwen M. Evans is appointed                  the aim of developing Malawian leadership for
                         diseases posed and took action through the founding of LSTM.                       as LSTM’s first female lecturer.                              the future. Since then, CoM has grown from an
                                                                                                                                                                          annual intake of 10–15 students with a handful of

                                                    1899               LSTM appoints Ronald Ross
                                                                       (front row, second from left)
                                                     as its first lecturer, and the first scientific
                                                                                                                                                                          faculty, to 80+ students every year and 110 staff.

                                                                                                                                                                          1995            The Malawi–Liverpool–Wellcome
                                                                                                                                                                                          Centre in Blantyre is established,
                                                     expedition was undertaken to Sierra Leone,                                                                           a partnership between LSTM, the University of
                                                     where scientists studied malaria.

                                                    1902             Ronald Ross becomes the
                                                                     first British recipient of the
                                                                                                                                                                          Liverpool and the Wellcome Trust (the primary
                                                                                                                                                                          funder). MLW is currently home to more than
                                                                                                                                                                          680 staff, and conducts internationally-excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2020             - COVID-19 Response. We have played
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a leading role in the UK response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to COVID-19 and community interventions here

                                                                                                            1945                                                          science which aims to improve the health of                                 and overseas. Our researchers have been at the

                                                     Nobel Prize for his work in describing the                             After World War II, many former
                                                     transmission of malaria by mosquitoes.                                 Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOWs)            people in sub-Saharan Africa and train the                                  forefront of the development and validation of rapid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prospectus 2021/22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      diagnostic tests for COVID-19. In partnership with

                                                                                                            are sent to LSTM on their repatriation to the UK.             next generation of health leaders in Malawi.
                                                                   Alfred Lewis Jones dies and                                                                                                                                                        Pfizer, we tested a potential vaccine for COVID-19-

                                                                                                            In addition to treating them for tropical diseases,
                                                                   leaves a large bequest to                                                                                              Janet Hemingway takes over                                  related pneumonia. LSTM was selected as one of
                                                                                                            LSTM’s clinicians were the first to describe ‘FEPOW
                                                     LSTM. Thanks to his and other donations,                                                                                             as Director and, over an 18-year                            the UK sites for Phase III of the University of Oxford’s
                                                                                                            Syndrome’ (post-traumatic stress disorder), the                                                                       Find out more
                                                     LSTM was able to set up its own laboratory                                                                           tenure, leads LSTM through a period of significant                          COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial, the biggest phase III
                                                                                                            first time the psychological effects of conflict                                                                      about our history
                                                     and teaching premises in Pembroke Place,                                                                             investment and expansion – including increasing the                         trial site outside Oxford, recruiting 900 participants.
                                                                                                            had been studied. This work has influenced                                                                  
                                                     separate from the University of Liverpool.                                                                           research portfolio from £23m to more than £500m.
                                                                                                            how these conditions are treated today.
PROSPECTUS 2021/22 - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WH Y STU DY I N L I VER P O O L ?
                                                        Liverpool is a fantastic student city, bursting with opportunities and lots
                                                        of things to do. It has a legendary music scene that’s bigger than just the
                                                      Beatles, and a city centre packed with clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafés.

                                                                                                                                                                 Great reasons to
                                                                A CITY LIKE NO OTHER                                                                             choose Liverpool
                                                                                                                                                                 LSTM is based in the the culturally rich city of Liverpool, offering
                                                                                                                                                                 students a great opportunity to visit an impressive number of galleries
                                                                                                                                                                 and museums in addition to exploring the legendary music scene.
                                                                                                                                                                 The city-centre restaurant scene will allow you to explore the cuisine
                                                                                                                                                                 of any culture, while the city also has award-winning shopping
                                                                                                                                                                 facilities and theatres, two Premier League football clubs, golf courses,
                                                                                                                                                                 beautiful parks, and outstanding countryside within a few miles drive.
                                                                                                                                                                 As a multi-racial and multicultural city with a diverse range of
                                                                                                                                                                 religions and communities, Liverpool is a city that is very supportive
                                                                                                                                                                 of all the students who choose to live, work, and study here.

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                                     Central destination            Friendliest city                Amazing shopping              World class culture
                                     Liverpool is only 2            Liverpool is one of the         Liverpool One is the city’s   Liverpool has World

                                     hours from London by           most affordable and safest      £1 billion award-winning      Heritage site status for the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Prospectus 2021/22
                                     train. Liverpool’s John        cities in the UK. It has been   shopping development          City Skyline – the same
                                     Lennon airport connects        voted the friendliest city      that attracts 2 million       status as the Pyramids
                                     to more than 650               in the UK* & 4th friendliest    visitors every month.         and the Taj Mahal!
                                     destinations worldwide.        city in the world. **
                                                                     *YouGov poll, December 2015
                                                                    ** Rough Guides, 2015
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FACILITIES                                                                                                                           STUDENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            STU D ENT EX P ER I ENC E

                         LSTM has well-equipped, modern teaching and research
                         facilities, in keeping with an institution at the cutting
                         edge of tropical medicine. Major refurbishment of the
                                                                                                                                   “The tech team were
                                                                                                                                   absolutely amazing!
                                                                                                                                   Never had so much help
                                                                                                                                   making sure my computer
                         main teaching areas began in 2015, including a major                                                      would connect to the
                                                                                                                                                              At LSTM we value our students and strive to ensure
                         overhaul of the library facilities and all audio-visual                                                   needed services.”
                                                                                                                                                              that you have an excellent student experience. The
                         equipment, as well as the creation of new collaborative                                                   — Diploma in Tropical
                                                                                                                                      Nursing student, 2015   Student Advice and Wellbeing (SAW) team comprises
                         group spaces and more flexible teaching rooms.                                                                                       of two dedicated members of staff who will support
                                                                                                                                                              you from point of entry to graduation and are
                         Teaching methods and programme content are                                                                                           here to ensure that you enjoy your time studying
                         continuously evaluated at LSTM. We place particular                                                                                  at LSTM and feel part of the local community.
                         importance on small-group teaching, which allows
                         the independent learning experience to come to
                                                                                                                                                              Student Advice and Wellbeing (SAW) team
                         the fore in the class. It also helps students build
                                                                                                                                                              The Student Welfare and Advice Manager acts as the first point of contact
                         communication skills through group presentations,
                                                                                                                                                              for welfare and safeguarding enquiries. The Student Welfare and Experience
                         contributions in class and other assignments.
                                                                                                                                                              Manager provides counselling sessions, mental health support and offers a       “It has been wonderful learning in a
                         The Weston Active Learning Lab                                                                                                       range of health and wellbeing initiatives such as health walks, mindfulness     multicultural environment. It is good
                         LSTM has invested approximately £1million to create                                                                                  sessions, stress busters and organises sports and fitness opportunities.        to understand the context one works
                         a new active learning laboratory, with support                                                                                       The Student Experience Officer is the main point of contact for support
                         of donations from Garfield Weston Foundation,                                                                                        around disability, accommodation or feedback practices. The SAW team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in and to take that into consideration
                         the Dinwoodie Charitable Company and the                                                                                             work hard to ensure that you enjoy your programme, reach your greatest          going forward. Liverpool is also a
16                       generosity of individual donors.This cutting-edge,                                                                                   potential and feel a valued member of the LSTM community. The team              friendly and lovely city to live in and           17
                         multifunctional learning environment offers                                                                                          offer social events and activities so that you are given every opportunity to
                         students a unique teaching and collaborative                                                                                         experience student life in Liverpool and to make long lasting friendships.
                         experience, contributing to LSTM’s aim of being                                                                                                                                                                      “The MSc in International Public Health
                                                                                                                                                              Disability Support
                         the ‘go-to’ institution for the training of global                                                                                                                                                                   Degree is taught by world-class tutors
                                                                                                                                                              The SAW team provides confidential information, advice and
                         health professionals and leaders of the future.
                                                                                                                                                              guidance regarding disability to prospective and current                        (who have both practical experiences
                                                                                                                                                              students and to members of the teaching staff                                   (involved in public health research and in
                                                                                                                                                              LSTM provides support to students with a wide range                             epidemic response across the world) and
                                                                                                                                                              of disabilities including, but not limited to:                                  who have a work history of having worked
                                                                               Virtual Learning Environment                                                   • Learning difficulties (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia)                         in the public health development and
                                                                               Brightspace is LSTM’s Virtual Learning                                                                                                                         humanitarian sectors across the world.”
                                                                               Environment. Providing support at both course                                  • Physical health and mental health conditions
                                                                               and programme level, it is at the core of the                                  • Autism spectrum conditions (such as Asperger syndrome)
                                                                               learning experience for our students.                                          • Sensory impairments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “The variety of backgrounds of staff and
                                                                               Brightspace provides access to:                                                • Mobility difficulties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              students has made for a very
                                                                               • learning content and associated activities                                   Based on individual need and circumstances we will identify disability
                                                                                                                                                              related support for your academic studies and tailor support on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rich learning experience”
                                                                               • tools for communication and collaboration
                                                                                                                                                              case-by-case basis. The Student Experience Officer provides advice
                                                                               • assessments, both formative and summative                                    on sources of funding such as the Disability Support Allowance

                                                                               • an area for personal reflection
                                                                                                                                                              (DSA) that may be available to students with disabilities.                      “I have a deep sense of fulfilment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be forever grateful to LSTM for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prospectus 2021/22
                                                                                                                                                              You can disclose a disability at any point in the year by contacting the
                                                                               In addition to the tools which are part of the
                                                                                                                                                              Student Experience Officer either by attending one of the SAW drop-in           boosting my career perspective in life.”
                                                                               Brightspace suite, a number of other technologies
                                                                                                                                                              sessions or by emailing We encourage you to disclose
                                                                               have also been integrated into Brightspace
                                                                                                                                   Discover more              a disability when applying for a programme, or as soon as possible
                                                                               using single sign-on. This ensures that students
                                                                                                                                                              afterwards, so that support arrangements can be promptly put in place.          MSc 2018/19 students
                                                                               have access to all their information and tools      about LSTM’s facilities
                                                                               using a single username and password.     
PROSPECTUS 2021/22 - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                   Accommodation Information
                                                                                                                                                                                   Liverpool Student Homes (LSH)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Liverpool Student Homes the official university service
                                                                                                                                                                                   for private accommodation and is available to all
                                                                                                                                                                                   prospective and registered students at LSTM.
                                                                                                                                                                                   A range of properties are advertised on Liverpool Student Homes
                                                                                                                                                                                   website. The properties are registered to the LSH Code of Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                   which allows you to have confidence that accommodation is
                                                                                                                                                                                   safe and of a good standard. The LSH website provides details
                                                                                                                                                                                   of accommodation offered by private landlords/letting agents
                                                                                                                                                                                   including; lodgings, rooms for rent in shared student houses,
                                                                                                                                                                                   student flats/apartments, bed-sits and larger housing schemes.
                                                                                                                                                                                   LSH offers bespoke support to LSTM students seeing accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                   in Liverpool. You can also use the LSH discussion boards to
                                                                                                                                                                                   find other LSTM students to share accommodation with.
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Phone: +44 (0)151 794 3296
                                                                                                                                                                                   For further guidance please contact the Student Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                   Officer before or during your studies –

                                                                                                                                                                                   Student Feedback
                                                                                                                                                                                   The student voice is extremely important to us and informs everything we
                                                                                                                                                                                   do. We work in partnership with our students and believe that you should
                                                                                                                                                                                   be involved in developments and your feedback can help us to shape the
                                                                                                                                                                                   way that we deliver our programmes and deliver services. Throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                   your studies you will be given the opportunity to provide feedback
                                                                                                                                                                                   through multiple channels such as surveys, focus groups and committees.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Your valuable feedback enables us to enhance your learning and student
                                                                                                                                                                                   experience at LSTM.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Social Activities
                                                                                                                                                                                   LSTM is committed to providing a healthy and inclusive community
                                                                                                                                                                                   by bringing students and staff together for a range of social

                                                                                                                                                                                   activities and wellbeing events. These events provide you with an

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prospectus 2020/21
                                                                                                                                                                                   opportunity to meet your fellow classmates as well as prominent
                            “It a brilliant course. Fantastic   “It’s an amazing course, so           “Absolutely brilliant course. I’d      “Really interesting                   world-leading academic figures within the institution. Past
                            learning opportunity,               interesting and the people you meet   highly recommend it to all of my       and inspiring with                    activities include; local football club tours, student led activities,
                            and eye-opening”                    and doors that are opened will be     friends. If I had the opportunity to   some amazing          DTM&H August    craft sessions, coffee mornings and ‘Meet a PhD Student’ events for
                                                                                                                                                                   2019 students   those who are interested in furthering their academic careers.
                                                                invaluable in your future career”     do it again, I would in a flash”       lecture”
FUNDRAISING                                                                                                                                 ALUMNI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A LU M NI
                                                                                                        SCHOLARSHIP CASE STUDIES

                                                                                                                                                                     When you join LSTM, you become part of a global community of world
                           DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                             changing alumni and friends. We are proud to attract the best talent from
                           LSTM is a registered UK charity with 501c3                                                                                                around the world, and prouder still of what our alumni go on to achieve.
                           status in the US via the British Schools                                                                                                  Since 1898, LSTM has fostered a community of future leaders, working
                           and Universities Foundation (BSUF)                                                                                                        to break the cycle of poor health and poverty all over the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             How do you think your time at LSTM
                                                                                                        “I chose to study at LSTM because I wanted to be trained
                         Donations to LSTM directly impact the student experience by                    in an environment where students are brought together                                                                has gone on to shape your career?
                         supporting scholarships, hardship funds, equipment and teaching                from different countries and regions to create a platform                                                           “My time at LSTM has been hugely influential. LSTM was
                         facilities, such as the new Active Learning Laboratory.                        for exchanging experiences among practitioners.                                                                      a big part of all my scientific training, which I am very
                         Any scholarship can change an individual’s life immeasurably through the       LSTM is known to provide courses that are very well                                                                  thankful for. I was able to work with leading scientists
                         opportunities it can create, but an LSTM scholarship can impact whole          known for their practical applicability, multidisciplinary                                                           in the field of mosquito biology, who dedicated time
                         communities. Our students often come from healthcare professions in            approach, and interactive, participatory methods.”                                                                   to teach me techniques, encouraged me to develop
                         fragile or emerging health systems, and will often return                      “The opportunity to study at LSTM will surely provide                                                                my critical thinking and also provided mentoring and
                         to positions of seniority, influence and leadership. The skills developed on   for me a vibrant international network of global                                                                     friendship. My career to date is a reflection of the great
                         our programmes are shared with their colleagues, who in turn share this        health professionals whom I can work together                                                                        education I had at LSTM. I am immensely proud to have
                         knowledge via their own networks –amplifying the impact far beyond             with in the future in promoting global health.”                                                                      trained at LSTM and I regularly recommend people to
                         an individual’s own learning. The projects they undertake will be based        — Kristal An Agrupis                                                                                                look think about LSTM when considering post-graduate
                         on real situations back home, meaning that the best practice generated            (MSc Tropical Paediatrics, 2020)                                                                                  or post-doctoral work. Working within the vector group
                         through then can be implemented almost immediately, resulting in                  Thomas Mark Scholarship award                                                                                     has also driven my scientific interest in applied research,
                         improved practices and ultimately better outcomes for patients.                                                                                                                                     I love to see bench science really applied to the field. In
20                                                                                                                                                                                                                           my current position at Verily I am working on just that,          21
                         Donations are helping us to educate and train the next generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             developing sterile insects in the lab and deploying
                         of scientists and health professionals who have the potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             them in the field to hopefully have a real impact on
                         to go on to significantly change the face of global health.
                                                                                                                                                                     Dr. Sara Mitchell (PhD, 2011)                           vector populations and disease transmission.”
                         Leading up to our 125th anniversary in 2023, our aim is to
                         increase the number of scholarships that we can award                                                                                       Sara is a senior scientist who completed her            How would you sum up your
                         to some of the brightest talent across the world.                                                                                           undergraduate thesis, MSc and PhD here at               experience of LSTM?
                                                                                                                                                                     LSTM. Sara has been fascinated by tropical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The most challenging and most enjoyable period
                                                                                                                                                                     diseases, and mosquitoes, ever since she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of my life. LSTM is responsible for my career,
                                                                                                                                                                     first spent time at the school almost 20 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             which I love, and for so many great friends.”
                                                                                                        “My application to LSTM to study for a Postgraduate          ago when participating in work experience
                                                                                                        certificate (PGCERT) in Global Health was motivated          while at Archbishop Blanch secondary school
                                                                                                        by my interest in antimicrobial resistance and               (Liverpool). Having decided to pursue a career
                                                                                                        global health. I knew that I needed to gain more             and degree in Biological Sciences, Sara jumped
                                                                                                        knowledge in this field as this will empower me to           at the chance to enrol on the first Tropical           “My time at LSTM has been
                                                                                                        provide solutions to health challenges in this area.
                                                                                                        The scholarship has helped me to realise my dream
                                                                                                                                                                     Disease Biology degree program to be awarded
                                                                                                                                                                     jointly by Liverpool University and LSTM.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hugely influential. LSTM
                                                                                                        of studying at LSTM and expand my knowledge in               Since leaving LSTM, Sara has gone on to an              was a big part of all my
                                                                                                        Global Health, which is vital to building a successful       exciting career in vector research. She has worked
                                                                                                        career in this field. Through this program, I will gain      as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Imperial       scientific training, which
                                                                                                        in-depth knowledge and key competencies in global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I am very thankful for.”

                                                                                                                                                                     College, London. She then went on to work with as
                                                                                                        health, which is needed to proffer solutions to global       a Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Public

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                                                                                                        health problems such as antimicrobial resistance.            Health in Boston, Massachusetts until 2016. Sara
                                                                                                        I am honoured and grateful to have been awarded              then moved to work for Verily Life Sciences in San
                                                                                                        this scholarship. Without the scholarship, I would           Francisco, California, where she is Senior Scientist
                         Find out more about LSTM’s                                                     not have been able to fund my studies.”                      on a project called ‘Debug’ – a vector control
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Meet some of our inspiring alumni
                         fundraising priorities                                                                                                                      initiative led by Google which uses the Sterile
                                                                                                        — Adeola Bamisaiye (MSc Global Health,                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   Insect Technique to reduce vector populations.
                                                                                                        2021) Mamco Selab Scholarship award

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               O P EN D AYS
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                                                   There are many ways to fund your studies at LSTM. Our students receive                                                                                                                 Make an Impact
                                                   funding from many different sources, including charities, NGOs, Government
                                                   Ministries, Chevening, Commonwealth, the Wellcome Trust and many others.

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                                                                                                                                                                          OPEN DAYS
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                                                   students to join our global community of students.         Loans Company have been available since
                                                   We have a series of enhanced scholarship                   2016. Student loans are now available for full-
                                                   opportunities to help students come to LSTM.               time, part-time and distance-learning Master’s
                                                   Deadlines are published on our website and all             degrees. Please check our website regularly for
                                                   applicants are informed of details in their offer email.   updates. We also email all applicants to let them
                                                                                                              know of these opportunities and deadlines.                  Thinking of joining LSTM? We hold two open days per year, usually in
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                                                   The North of England has a lot to offer and if you         Student loans are also available for PhD-level              You will be able to:
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                                                                                                                                                                          • Tour the facilities and speak to staff members across the organisation

                                                                                                                                                                          • Visit our wide-ranging and interactive exhibition stands showcasing
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                                                                                                                                                                          At LSTM, you will be joining a select and highly specialised postgraduate           Can’t make it to the open day? Then
                                                                                                                                                                          community from around the world. Furthermore, your time at LSTM will be set in      discover life at LSTM and our range of
                                                                                                                                                                          one of the most culturally diverse, creative and energetic cities in the country.   courses on our virtual open day.

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                                                                                                                                           MSc pages, Diploma pages and our dedicated Open Day page                            what they are about

                                                                                                         CO U R SES & P RO G R A M M ES
                                 MSc Humanitarian Studies                                         31
                                 MSc Humanitarian Health Programme Management                     32
                                 MSc Humanitarian Practice (LEAP programme)                       33

                                 CLINICAL SCIENCES
                                 MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases                             28
                                 MSc Tropical Paediatrics                                         29

                                   Professional Diplomas
                                 Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene                         48
                                 Diploma in Tropical Nursing                                      50
                                 Diploma in Travel Health (Online)                                51

                                   Short Courses
                                 Travel Vaccinations: Principles and Practice (online)            56
                                 Malaria Prevention in Travel Health (online)                     57
                                 Governance and Safety in Travel Health (online)                  58
                                 Hazards in Travel Health (online)                                59
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                                 PUBLIC / GLOBAL HEALTH
                                 MSc Global Health Programmes                                      36
                                 MSc International Public Health                                   42
                                 MSc International Public Health – Humanitarian Assistance
                                 MSc International Public Health – Sexual & Reproductive Health
                                 MSc International Public Health – Planning & Management

                                   Short Courses
                                 Global Health (online)                                            61
                                 Research Methods (online)                                         62
                                 Leadership in Health Systems Management (online)                  64
                                 Epidemiology & Statistics (online)                                65
                                 Qualitative Research in Global Health (online)                    66
                                 Working with Diverse Communities (online)                         67
                                 Climate Change & Health (online)                                  68

                                 TROPICAL DISEASE BIOLOGY

                                                                                                        Prospectus 2021/22
                                 MSc Tropical Disease Biology                                      40
                                 Undergraduate BSc in Tropical Disease Biology                     44

                                 Intercalating Medics                                              44

                                                                                                                                                             CLINICAL SCIENCE MSc
                                                                                                                                                                                    M Sc C L I NI C A L SC I ENC ES
                                               AT LSTM
                                               LSTM’s Master’s programmes attract highly-motivated graduates
                                               from around the world. Programmes follow a modular framework
                                               in which students follow a core set of taught modules specified
                                               for their programme and then select from a variety of optional
                                               modules. This allows you to tailor our programmes according
                                               to your individual interests and prior experience.

                                                                                                                                    “Why LSTM?
                                                                                                                                    The reputation
                                                                                                                                     of the
                                                                                                                                     institution and
                                                                                                                                     the calibre
                                                                                                                                     of the people
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                                                                                                                                     the faculty.”

                                                                                                                                     — Dr David Barr, 2015

                                               Each Master’s programme runs for 1 year, from          We aim to:
                                               September, including taught modules and a              • Produce graduates who are experienced,
                                               research project, leading to the submission of a          committed, informed, proactive and
                                               dissertation. The research project is a highlight of      effective professionals, capable of taking
                                               the Master’s Programme. It takes place from May           substantial and leading professional roles.
                                               to August, and can include fieldwork overseas.
                                                                                                      • Facilitate high-quality learning
                                               Every year, a proportion of research projects are
                                                                                                         that is informed by critical
                                               hosted by LSTM Alumni, partners, or collaborators.
                                                                                                         analysis of current research.
                                                                                                      • Develop independent and
                                                                                                         reflective approaches to study

                                                                                                         that will enable graduates to

                                                                                                                                                                                    Prospectus 2021/22
                                                                                                         continue to learn in the future.
                                                                                                      In addition to the information
                                                                                                      here, modular frameworks and
                         Find out more about                                                          full programme specifications
                         our work and impact                                                          are available on our website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           M Sc C L I NI C A L SC I ENC ES — TRO P I C AL PAE D IAT RIC S
                                                                                                                          Tropical and Infectious Diseases                                                                                                                                      Tropical Paediatrics

                                                                                       Programme Outline                                                                          3 Good Reasons to Study                                 3 Good Reasons to Study                                   Programme Outline
                                                                                       This programme develops research skills that are applicable to a wide                                                                                                                                        This programme aims to provide doctors practising or intending to
                                                                                       range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Emphasis is                                                                                                                                      practise in developing countries with a critical understanding of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  	        Infectious diseases are a global             	           Learning from leading experts in
                                                                                       given to the scientific and empiric evidence for diagnosis, management                                                                                                                                       evidence for the control and management of diseases in childhood
                                                                                       and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries,                                   threat, with recent outbreaks of                            the field of global child health, you
                                                                                                                                                                                             Avian Flu H5N1, Ebola, and Zika Virus                       will identify the gaps in child health     with particular reference to endemic diseases in tropical countries.
                                                                                       with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis,
                                                                                       HIV and malaria, from a public health and clinical perspective.                                       making headlines worldwide.                                 related research and service delivery,     Students will develop their ability to appraise the evidence that underlies current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and discuss how to overcome them.          practice, undertake research and lead improvements in the quality of health
                                                                                       This Master’s programme does not include a clinical attachment or teaching
                                                                                       at the bedside. The programme is offered within a dynamic research-led                                ave a transformative learning
                                                                                                                                                                                            H                                                                                                       services delivered to children in both hospital and community settings. The
                                                                                       environment and its content is informed by the cutting-edge research activities                      experience at LSTM - develop curiosity,                     ou will be able to become a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Y                                            curriculum reflects current national and international priorities and policies in
                                                                                       of the academic staff. It is designed to enable the professional development                         discover new areas that excite you,                        better clinical and public health            global child health. Following the taught component, which does not include
                                                                                       of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas, and                        and deepen your understanding                              practitioner in maternal and                 a formal hospital attachment or bed side teaching, participants complete a
                                                                                       to promote approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue their                          in areas you’d like to be an expert                        child health, and an informed                dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.
                                                                                       learning into the future. Following the taught component, students complete a                        in and opportunities for research                          advocate for global child health.            The programme is offered within a dynamic research-led environment and its
                                                                                       dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.                 overseas as part of your dissertation.                                                                  content is informed by the cutting-edge research activities of the academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ou will study a specific topic related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Y                                            staff. It is designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be
                                                                                       Career Opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                         relevant to students from both the UK and overseas, and to promote approaches
                                                                                                                                                                                             aise your critical awareness of global
                                                                                                                                                                                            R                                                          to child health, independently and in
                                                                                       The MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases (MTID) provides a wide range of skills                                                                                                                              to study that will enable graduates to continue their learning into the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                            health priorities and the research                         depth; from identifying the research
28                                                                                     and training for doctors planning academic and clinical careers in resource-poor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  29
                                                                                                                                                                                            underpinning them. We will also work                       question, through data collection
                                                                                       settings with endemic disease. It is an excellent qualification for doctors who wish
                                                                                                                                                                                            with you to publish your dissertation                      and analysis, until write up.
                                                                                       to work in the field of health research in either a clinical or community context, as                                                                                                                        Career Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                            research in peer reviewed journals.
                                                                                       well as with international organisations specialising in health assistance-related                                                                                                                           The MSc Tropical Paediatrics provides a wide range of skills and training
                                                                                       activities. This MSc is a great springboard into clinical academic routes, and previous                                                                                                                      for paediatricians planning academic and clinical careers in the tropics.
                                                                                       students have successfully applied for Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowships.                                                                                                                              This MSc is often a starting point for career progression, and together
                                                                                       Also, many students have had their research projects published in peer reviewed                               “Studying in LSTM was a lifetime                                                               with a successful dissertation/research project, it can strengthen your
                                                                                       journals, enhancing their standing in the academic research environment.                                        opportunity where LSTM                                                                       CV when applying for promotion in clinical settings. This MSc is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       supported me to grow personally,                                                             great springboard into clinical academic routes. Also, many students
                                                                                       Programme Aims                               Entrance Requirements                                              emotionally and academically. “                                                              have had their research projects published in peer reviewed journals,
                                                                                         rovide doctors with previous              • Medical Degree plus 1 year                                                                                                                                   enhancing their standing in the academic research environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      — Dr Muna Jama 2020
                                                                                        experience in high burden diseases             experience of professional
                                                                                        with research skills relevant to               work after qualification.                                                                                                                                    Programme Aims                              Entrance Requirements
                                                                                        tropical and infectious diseases            • Experience of working in a                                                                                                                                   • Provide doctors with previous            •M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  edical degree plus at least
                                                                                        in low-income countries.                                                                                                                           “The course was very challenging, and I learnt a
                                                                                                                                       developing country is desirable.                                                                                                                                experience in paediatrics and             one years’ experience of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lot from it and I feel I’m a better clinician now…
                                                                                         evelop students’ knowledge and            • English Language - IELTS with                                                                                                                                   child health, with research skills        professional work in clinical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Since going home to Kenya, I’ve now been given
                                                                                        comprehension of the preventive                an overall band score of 6.5                                  “Studying in LSTM has been a life                                                                 relevant to child health-related          paediatrics after qualification.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          additional responsibilities to run the training and
                                                                                        and curative management strategies             (and a minimum of 5.5 in all                                    experience; from the wonderful                                                                  problems in low-income countries.        • E xperience of working in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          research committee and at the same I’m doing
                                                                                        that promote health and well-                  learning components).                                            classmates & lecturers to the                                                               • Develop students’ knowledge and             developing country is desirable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          quality improvement projects in the hospital. I
                                                                                        being in tropical countries.                                                                                    beautiful city! Awesome!!! “                                                                   comprehension of the preventive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          feel like I am having an impact by putting my                                                         • E nglish Language - IELTS with
                                                                                       • E nable students to comprehend and                                                                          — Dr Olawale Ogunlade, 2020         Master’s learning into practice straight away.”              and curative management strategies          an overall band score of 6.5

                                                                                         conduct health-related research.                                                                                                                                                                              that promote child health and               (and a minimum of 5.5 in all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          — Dr Nelly Dindi, 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       well-being in tropical countries.           learning components).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Enable students to comprehend and
                                                                                                            “My time at LSTM has been enriching, it’s enriched my own             Discover more about this programme                      Discover more about this programme                           conduct child health-related research.
                                                                                                            personal development, not just in my field, but also for my career,         T: +44 (0) 151 702 9590                                  T: +44 (0) 151 702 9590
                                                                                                            academics and leadership. It’s been a wonderful experience”                 E:                                   E:
                                                                                                            — Dr Ahmed Bulama, 2018                                                     W:                                    W:
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