Methods in Tropical Medicine

Event 21 Jun 2016
  • An informal introduction to methods used throughout the school
  • Learn about both fundamental and novel technologies from the experts
  • Broaden your knowledge of tropical medicine and be inspired to try these methods in your own work!


Professor Paul Garner      Department of Clinical Sciences
Evidence synthesis: the science behind systematic reviews
Evidence synthesis, the science behind systematic reviews, exploded into medical research in the early 1990’s as a result mainly of the Cochrane Collaboration, and is now a mainstream method in public health and clinical medicine research, and spreading to animal research experiments and other scientific endeavours. I will explain the key features of a systematic reviews relevant to you all, and explain more specifically what Cochrane is about and what it might offer people in LSTM.

Dr. Simon Jochems    Department of Clinical Sciences
Use for a human challenge model to study pneumococcus
Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is a bacterium that colonizes the human nasopharynx. While it is typically asymptomatic, it causes great morbidity and mortality in individuals that fall into certain risk groups (for example the very young and very old). I will be discussing the use of humans as a model of controlled infection with pneumococcus and the potential uses for such a platform.

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