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Online degrees from London School

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by hidradenitis, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. hidradenitis

    hidradenitis Senior Member
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    Does anyone have first-hand knowledge about the quality of these online programs offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine? I know they have a strong reputation but haven't heard anything either way regarding the distance programs. (First-hand knowledge only, please -- I can guess as well as anybody.)

    Here's the link (towards the bottom):

    http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/masters/
     
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  3. anashpiano

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    *Bump*

    I am also curious about this distance program. Has anyone out there done it? Or known someone else who has? Or heard of its existence? Thanks!
     
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    Find out if there is any distinction issued by LSHTM on degrees earned online/distance learning versus their classrooms. If there is no distinction and you don't have to report it as a degree earned by means other than in their classrooms, then I would recommend you apply based on LSHTM internationally renowned programs. If there is a distinction, don't waste your money even if the quality is decent because public health is brutal when it comes to degree reputations. There is nothing that screams screen this applicant out than an online degree (the clinical and epi portions of the program are all Internet based) however, since it's labeled distance learning as opposed to online, then it may not be so terrible for your career.

    Good luck!
     
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    When did the program go online? It was a distance education program with books and audiotape/CD's. You take tests at various testing centers in June to earn credit for a course.

    I know someone who did the diploma, but not the masters.
     
  6. anashpiano

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    Hmm, this is tricky. The LSHTM runs the course, but it all goes through this website: http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/ . As far as I can tell, it looks like it is the same degree, but says "external student" on it. I don't quite know what to make of it.

    In contrast, I know that JHU's "part time" MPH gets exactly the same diploma as a full time student.

    But, this does bring up a question I have... let's say you get the distance or online degree, and the diploma is identical in every way. When they ask in your interview "Gee, how is the weather in London this time of year?" should you say "Rainy!" even though you've never actually lived there? (IE: Won't they figure out you were a remote student somehow anyway?)
     
  7. AwaPremed

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    i've seen a local physician with a degree from this school and i always wondered about it. how prestigious is this program?
     

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