Quantcast

Help on LSHTM Infectious Diseases Distance Certificate Decision

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

IM11

New Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2014
Messages
4
Reaction score
0

Members don't see this ad.
Hi Everyone,

I recently got into LSHTM Infectious Diseases distance certificate and am trying to decide whether I should go for it. I am in Canada and unfortunately student loans for programs abroad are minimal, so I would most likely only be able to do one or two courses a year.

One of my concerns is that the courses are in a year-long format so you have to decide what you are going to do at the start of the year. For the core courses you take one exam in June worth 100%. It seems daunting for someone accustomed to the North American format, although I have studied in the British school system before but I'm sure this will be completely different.

I would really appreciate your advice on the following questions!

Does it carry the same weight as their on-campus programs?
Are there any training opportunities available for students?
Is it well recognized in North America and could I get a job/internship etc. in the US, Canada, or abroad while studying for the master’s?
Have any of you had experience with the distance program and would you recommend it over North American ones?
Would you recommend to other programs that offer scholarships such as University of Edinburgh or Oxford, etc.?
What does the actual course material look like? I’m so used to the Coursera style of online videos but this program seems to use CDs. Are there any actual videos or anything similar to the Futurelearn LSHTM offerings?
What are the maximum number of modules you recommend taking in one year?
Will it look good if I want to apply to medical school in the future or do they frown upon distance courses?

Thank you!
 

nairopil

Full Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
117
Reaction score
82
Hi Everyone,

I recently got into LSHTM Infectious Diseases distance certificate and am trying to decide whether I should go for it. I am in Canada and unfortunately student loans for programs abroad are minimal, so I would most likely only be able to do one or two courses a year.

One of my concerns is that the courses are in a year-long format so you have to decide what you are going to do at the start of the year. For the core courses you take one exam in June worth 100%. It seems daunting for someone accustomed to the North American format, although I have studied in the British school system before but I'm sure this will be completely different.

I would really appreciate your advice on the following questions!

Does it carry the same weight as their on-campus programs?
Are there any training opportunities available for students?
Is it well recognized in North America and could I get a job/internship etc. in the US, Canada, or abroad while studying for the master’s?
Have any of you had experience with the distance program and would you recommend it over North American ones?
Would you recommend to other programs that offer scholarships such as University of Edinburgh or Oxford, etc.?
What does the actual course material look like? I’m so used to the Coursera style of online videos but this program seems to use CDs. Are there any actual videos or anything similar to the Futurelearn LSHTM offerings?
What are the maximum number of modules you recommend taking in one year?
Will it look good if I want to apply to medical school in the future or do they frown upon distance courses?

Thank you!
Hey, just wondering if you decided to do the program? Have you taken exams yet? I applied this year.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using SDN mobile
 
Top