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PhD in Medical Science

  Study Mode FULL TIME,PART TIME
  Level PHD
  Duration 3 Years (full-time) 4 Years (part-time)
  Tution Fees N/A

In this research-based programme, students are actively engaged in bidirectional translational medicine. The programme emphasises on the study that either brings the current issues from patients and medical care to the laboratory settings, or takes scientific discoveries made in the laboratory or the clinic and transforms them into new treatments and approaches to improve health and medical care in the community.

Along with the supervisory guidance, students identify the research question within the scope of medical science and work independently on the research project. Students are required to complete one taught module – Clinical Research Methodology which is designed to prepare students for their competency in project planning and management, and also becoming ethically literate and socially responsible. To graduate, students must produce a thesis based on their original research and subsequently pass the thesis examination and viva voce.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

An advanced study the management of a research project. The first part discuss the design of a scientific project in health and medical settings, including research questions, hypothesis, method selection, problem solving,  and data collection and analysis. The second part consists of ethical theory and ethical issues related to clinical research especially the application of ethics for utilizing human specimens. The third part of this subject focuses on the statistical analysis and its methods.

THESIS

Production of thesis is based on students’ original research throughout the PhD candidature. Students must submit a PhD thesis and obtain a pass grade in the thesis examination in order to be awarded a PhD degree.

AREA OF RESEARCH 

  • Aging
  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral Health
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol problems
  • Cell Biology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Heart failure
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hypertension
  • Immunology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nutrition Science
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Primary  care geriatrics
  • Radiation
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Virology

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Master’s Degree A Master’s degree related to Medical Science
Other Qualifications Other qualifications that are equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional qualification related to the field of Medical Science and experience recognised by the University Senate
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

IELTS  6.0
TOEFL    550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Academic    50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Cambridge English (First)     75+
Cambridge English (Advanced)   Minimum 67
For International/Malaysian Applicants  Medium of instruction of previous degree in English or Competence in English language and a TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent for candidates from universities in non-English speaking countries outside Malaysia

 

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