Mika Kawano, MSc Infectious Diseases, Switzerland
"I was working in World Health Organisation (WHO) Geneva and did not want to take leave of absence but I wanted to, and needed to, have an MSc.
I have been working in an infectious disease control cluster in WHO from before I started the course. Now that I’ve completed the course, I'm confident that I have the basic knowledge of all the areas that need to be covered for working in the infectious disease control field in WHO, instead of having in-depth knowledge of several things and no knowledge at all of others.
During the year I studied for the course I worked for tsunami recovery projects in Sri Lanka. I brought the materials with me and went through them in my hotel room whenever I had time. The degree offers a practical arrangement for those who cannot come to London to study. It offers an opportunity to update one’s knowledge."
If you work in the Health sector you may like to consider hiring graduates from one of the following programmes. You may also benefit from sponsoring existing staff to further their studies. This not only has immediate payback in terms of on the job performance, but enables staff to take on new, broader responsibilities and more strategic projects to drive the forward.
Global Health Policy (postgraduate study and individual courses)
Clinical Trials (postgraduate study and individual courses)
Epidemiology (postgraduate study and individual courses)
Infectious Diseases (postgraduate study and individual courses)
Public Health (postgraduate study and individual courses)
Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (postgraduate study and individual courses)