Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Introduction

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine.

As a registered charity, we work across the world, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil our mission of reducing the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries. We do that through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities.

Our work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research order book of well over £210 million.

Our worldwide reputation and the calibre of our research outputs has secured funding to lead over 10 international consortia and product development partnerships aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of diseases upon the world's poorest people.

Our state-of-the-art facilities continue to develop new drugs, vaccines and pesticides which put us at the forefront of infectious disease research.

As a teaching institution, we attract more than 600 students from 68 countries, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of professional courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide to train the next generation of doctors, scientists, researchers and health professionals.

The provision of technical assistance is a major component of LSTM's mission of promoting the improved health of the poor and disadvantaged peoples. LSTM consultancy improves health systems in developing countries whilst helping to inform our teaching and research agendas.

We also provide pre- and post travel clinical services through our subsidiary Well Travelled Clinics Ltd (link is external), with centres in Liverpool and Chester.

Vision, mission and values

Vision

To save lives in resource poor countries through research, education and capacity strengthening

Mission

To reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities

Values

  • Making a difference to health and wellbeing
  • Excellence in innovation, leadership and science
  • Achieving and delivering through partnership
  • An ethical ethos founded on respect, accountability and honesty
  • Creating a great place to work and study
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Courses

Short Course in Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principal technical challenges encountered in supporting emergency humanitarian operations. It aims to enable students to adopt a reasoned and evidence-based approach to anticipating and identifying the technical challenges and to develop and evaluate strategies for their management. [+]

Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics 3 good reasons to study 1. The humanitarian sector needs many skills, not just medical, and this course explores the variety of skills needed 2. This course is suitable for water and sanitation technical specialists, logisticians, security specialists, project co-ordinators, contractors, etc..., the list is endless - all of whom are widely needed in this sector 3. The course provides a valuable gateway to understanding the humanitarian sector. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principal technical challenges encountered in supporting emergency humanitarian operations. It aims to enable students to adopt a reasoned and evidence-based approach to anticipating and identifying the technical challenges and to develop and evaluate strategies for their management. Course Outline Logistics, infrastructure and communication: planning and managing the logistics chain of specification, ordering and procurement, transport, storage and distribution tools for financial management and control managing human resources for logistics and technical activities contracts for staff, property and procurement field communication equipment and their importance for security logistics support of immunization programmes provision and maintenance of accommodation and utilities Environmental Health, Water and Sanitation: common environmental and public health hazards environmental health planning and management in emergencies minimum standards for the delivery of relief in the environmental health sector planning and managing effective sanitation programmes planning, sourcing, treating and supplying water in emergencies hygiene-promotion key indicators for monitoring environmental health programs environmental risk factors for vector-borne diseases in emergency situations strategies for controlling vector-borne... [-]

Short Course in Management of Refugee & Displaced Populations

Campus Full time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development [+]

Management of Refugee & Displaced Populations 3 good reasons to study 1. Political turbulence in many regions of the world has increased the number of displaced people fleeing complex emergencies and disasters, and they often end up in large camps where environmental health measures are insufficient. 2. You will be taught by staff who are at the forefront of teaching and research in the humanitarian sector. 3. No longer the realm of resource-poor settings, skills learnt on this course are useful for many fields such as medicine, social care, local government, public health and NGO / Humanitarian work. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development. Course Outline Managing Responses to Displacement the key elements of a relief programme managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings importance of coordination and good leadership in management of resources and constraints project cycle management and the systems model in planning a relief operation. logistics, communications, and operational safety team building and motivation cross-cultural communication and community participation vulnerable groups in refugee and displaced populations Mobilising & Managing Human and Financial Resources human resources in relief operations project proposals and logframes fundraising for humanitarian programmes principles of good financial management in humanitarian operations Security & Self Care of Humanitarian Actors security awareness among field staff. risks... [-]

Short Course in Media, Policy & Advocacy in Humanitarian Action

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy. [+]

Media, Policy & Advocacy in Humanitarian Action 3 good reasons to study 1. This exciting course examines the relationship between media and political power, and ensures that you will never again view the media, including social media, in the same way. 2. You will have the opportunity to practice filmed media presentations under the guidance of a leading humanitarian field expert. 3. By regularly conveying information to important audiences, from the general public to government and international decision makers, the media plays a large role in shaping public debate. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy. Course Outline Realist and Liberal perspectives on humanitarian intervention. Media and war Rwandan Genocide Humanitarian crisis and US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq; dealing with humanitarian crisis during wars of national interest. Politics and Media Power relations including manufacturing consent, indexing, and political contest media Aljazeera Fox News Media-state-aid agency interactions Empathy, distance, superficiality, negativity and ethnocentric framing of developing country crises Media and foreign policy: the CNN effect, types of media effect and scope of media impact The limits of the CNN effect and humanitarian action including conflict prevention, and post-conflict peace building Media management during humanitarian crises Advocacy strategies 10 Academic Credits - Assessments For an additional fee of £95, you can be entered for full Academic Credits for this course (Masters level credit, awarded by the University of Liverpool). The... [-]

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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Address Pembroke Place
L3 5QA, United Kingdom
Website http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/
Phone +44 151 705 3100