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Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

This module aims to give students an introduction to parasites and their vectors, malaria as a disease, how it can be controlled and the factors that make it so difficult to control.

Students will learn about the successes that have been achieved and those that are likely in future. There is much that we still do not know about the malaria parasites, their vectors and the disease itself and each year, malaria research adds to the scientific and medical literature. We hope that this module will give you enough information to allow you to understand the literature on the subject and to assess it critically.


15 [150 hours]


2hr 15 unseen written examination (70%) and an assessed assignment comprising a 2500 word essay (30%).

If you fail the module, you are allowed one further attempt at the failed element (examination and/ or assignment).

For full information regarding this module please see the module specification.