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The advanced body of knowledge and expertise acquired through our lectures and practical sessions empower students to consider international careers as global health practitioners or policy-makers. 

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Nicole Finardi – BSc 2017 and MSc 2018

“The Infection and Immunity module was my favourite in third year. A great part of the module was the broad range of disciplines covered, from basic immunology through to more applied topics like vaccine design; having lecturers with different specialties provided us with insight into recent research advances across various areas. This was particularly useful as it highlighted how different aspects of infection and immunity interlink and overlap, as well as helping us to identify what aspects of immunology particularly sparked our interest. Overall I would definitely recommend the module, as it allowed to me discover my passion for virology, which I hope to pursue further academically.”

Karina Pimentel – Global Health MRes 2018

"I completed my undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science in Global Health at the University of Southern California (USC), spent a summer semester abroad studying the Biology of Health from a Global Perspective at the University of Oxford, and recently concluded a Master of Research in Biomedical Science – Global Health Diseases at St George’s, University of London. I entered college with seemingly disjointed interests in international relations, medicine, and Spanish literature and culture. Yet somehow, these interests wove perfectly together throughout my Global Health studies.

The Global Health Pathway degree is complemented and enriched by both taught courses and individual research projects. The core of the Global Health Diseases module deals with aetiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment. My favourite component were the masterclasses (small group dialogue and debate) that reminded me of the teaching format that I so much enjoyed at USC and Oxford – one that encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

I had the opportunity to take up a research project with the Institute of Infection and Immunity and investigate socio-economic growth patterns in children in Ecuador. My research supervisors were both empathetic and brilliant. Their encouragement, patience, unconditional support, and constructive critiques immensely improved my research skills. The relationships I have developed with my educators and friends at St George's will surely last a lifetime. I was surrounded by professors and students from across the globe and was able to take part in different cultural traditions and celebrations. Education takes place inside and outside of the classroom at St George's. The precious year I spent in this close-knit community has impacted me in ways greater than I could have ever imagined. Over the next four years, I will pursue a career in medicine at St George’s in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars programme, which is an International Doctor of Medicine Pathway in partnership with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle."

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