Study with ICED

Teaching on disability is undertaken through lectures and seminars on MSc courses, and a series of internal and external short courses held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


"I was attracted to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by the content of the work and research being conducted by the International Centre on Evidence in Disability (ICED) which I have been subscribing to since its inception." 
– Israel (MSc student with a disability)

“ICED represents a rich and diverse collaboration, with disability and the quest for equality, as the foundation for its innovative and practical based research activities. At doctoral level, a great environment from which to learn and contribute!” 
– Mark (DrPh student) 

“Whilst looking for an institution to study a research degree and take my career to the next level, LSHTM stood out thanks to the International Centre for Evidence on Disability. It said to me that the school is at the forefront of both existing and emerging trends in global health – most other leading global health universities do not seem to have caught on to the great need for research and study in this field” 
– Antony (DrPh student) 

Global Health and Disability MOOC

Learn more about the importance of health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda.

Global Health and Disability MOOC

Research degrees

We welcome applications on disability for the PhD or DrPH research degree programmes at LSHTM.

Teaching on disability

Lectures on disability are included in the following Master's courses:

And also in the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing.

ICED also supports MSc students undertaking their summer dissertation. Each year more than 10 LSHTM MSc students are undertaking dissertations focusing on disability.

Short courses

Current students

Public Health Planning for Hearing Health short course

This is a 5-day international short course to familiarise participants with the concepts and principles of public health approaches to ear and hearing care, with emphasis planning and implementing programmes in low- and middle-income countries.  Since 2009, we have trained over 1100 participants from 44 countries in 39 courses.

Participants who attended the PHPHI course at the South Asia Centre for Disability Inclusive Development and Research (SACDIR), Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, India in 2016.
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Target audience

This course will be worthwhile if you are an Otologist, Audiologist, Paediatrician or allied hearing health professional, health planner or NGO worker.

Teaching methods

The course is taught by lecturers and experts in the field of hearing and public health.  Teaching is conducted through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, discussions and group activities.

Article – Public health planning for hearing impairment Andrew W Smith ENT & Audiology news Volume 26 Issue 5 2017

2019 Public Health Planning for Hearing Health course schedule

  • May: Nairobi, Kenya

  • July: Harare, Zimbabwe

  • October: Auckland, New Zealand & Manila, Philippines

  • November: Hyderabad, India & Lusaka, Zambia

Contact: For more information about PHPHH short courses please contact Joanna Jeremy