Part Two: Picking the Project

*This is a 5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

Picking The Project
“How do you feel about informal markets in Bangkok?”

“You mean like… the black market?”

And that’s how my Summer…

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Summer Project Part 1: The CARE Form

The CARE Form
From the very first day of orientation at LSHTM, when your still wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, as opposed to the currently unshaven and caffeine-intoxicated state, the higher-ups at The School begin talking about your summer project.

Your summer project (feels like it should be…

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Learning to Sit

At LSHTM, research methods are an integral part of the curriculum. Most MSc courses require you to learn at least the fundamentals of statistics, epidemiology, qualitative interviewing. My “Research Design and Analysis” module taught everything from data collection strategies to how to write a logistics plan. But there’s one…

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New Journeys, New Friends and New Discoveries

You can follow my other official (and personal) blog here: www.philandtropical.wordpress.com, or follow me on twitter: philandtropical

 

This is sort of an “all in one” miniramble, but nonetheless, let me update you on an eventful week.

At the research unit I’ve been working at this…

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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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