London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a renowned research-led postgraduate medical school with a unique mission: to contribute to the improvement of global health through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and to undertake activities which influence policy and practice in these areas.
In its second century, the School's commitment to excellence and its leadership role in these areas has never been more evident. The School provides a national and international focus for collaboration in teaching and research where clinical, population, laboratory and social sciences are integrated to address the broad issues of health. The strength of these disciplines, combined in a single institution and tightly linked by a common mission, creates a unique multidisciplinary environment for teaching, training and research.
Research programmes are multidisciplinary and range from basic laboratory studies to applied public health research and from disease specific to those that deal with environmental or behavioural risk factors and health systems. Few schools of public health can match the School's research quality, productivity and breadth, and none has its international credentials. The 'cutting edge' and international quality of the School's research contributes significantly to the quality and range of its teaching and training.
The School has a unique staff and student population; over 3000 students (London-based and Distance Learning) come from 122 countries and over 1000 staff from 40 countries.
In accordance with the School's mission, the postgraduate teaching and training programmes aim to contribute to an improvement in the health of individuals and populations, and to the advancement of medical and health sciences, both in the UK and internationally.
Training is provided through a range of taught Masters courses and research degrees, many of which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis, or through distance learning. In addition, a short study programme provides intensive advanced learning through a range of shorter courses. The School is part of the University of London, and on successful completion of their studies, students gain a University of London degree.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine contributes to the training of public health leaders worldwide, through both its London-based and distance learning programmes. In addition, research on human resources across the School encompasses issues of task shifting, role of community health workers and scaling up issues, health workers' motivation, and geographical distribution of health workers. The CREHS cohort study is tracking the career choices of nurses in South Africa, Kenya and Thailand (see http://cohort08.blogspot.com).
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