The dreaded exams…

One element of being a student which I haven’t yet mentioned is the one which often causes most dread, especially among mature students: exams. Now, it’s been sixteen years since I last faced a formal examination, so I guess it’s natural that I feel some trepidation. This…

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It’s all about the summer project

After the exams, my life suddenly changes. No longer do I have a strict routine of classes and revision. There is no need to go into school each day, even if I, like lots of other students, find a reason. Officially, we should all be now making a start on…

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Global. Mental. Health.

It was our first day of the first class of the world’s first Master’s-level program in global mental health. Needless to say, we had a lot of questions. But the question I remember most clearly did not come from any of the students. It was from our…

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What do bikes have to do with Public Health?

Welcome to my belated and practical second blog post. I was hoping to use this entry to give an insight into some of the possibilities of pursing a Master’s dissertation at LSHTM, through describing my very own dissertation.
The idea for my dissertation came about as a synthesis of…

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A Virus for a Bigger Brain?

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Can a virus make your brain bigger? Well yes – quite literally so when we’re talking about Viral Encephalitis. A couple of case studies I’ve encountered on my journeys pushed me to find out more about this…

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Two Weeks into Viet Nam life

This is a post from just over a week ago, from my main personal blog, which you can follow at: http://philandtropical.wordpress.com/

 

 (…Running on the sand dunes of Mui Ne…)

I’m two weeks into life in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. The food, as previously…

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“Take it to the pub, gentlemen.”

Last September twenty students from around the world enrolled in the first Global Mental Health (GMH) MSc, a Master’s-level course taught jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College Institute of Psychiatry. For the first few weeks, our visiting lecturers would begin…

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On a Jetplane – Back to Keppel Street (LSHTM)

”I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor…

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What the brochure doesn’t tell you…

I am a Kiwi-born, Melbourne based doctor studying the MSc Public Health. In the coming months I hope to inform, inspire and ultimately entertain you about my experiences at the school, living in London and my journey figuring out what this whole Public Health thing is about! My first…

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Life at the London School of Hygiene – Staff and students

Today I want to write about two of my favourite things about LSHTM: the students, and the staff.

One of the aspects of the School I have most enjoyed is meeting such a diverse, intelligent and enthusiastic collection of students. People have travelled to London from scores of countries, and…

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