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DPH(Epidemiology)

Doctor of Public Health (Epidemiology)

The course aims to produce competent medical officer in the three specialized field of Family Health, Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology. Graduated candidates in this programme will provide professional healthcare service to community and conduct research in public healthcare in the related fields mentioned.

Major: Epidemiology

Semester I (14 units)
Public Health Epidemiology

  • Multivariable Analysis
  • Health Policy and Ethics
  • Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases

Semester II (11 units)

  • Advanced Numerical Data Analysis
  • Advanced Categorical Data Analysis
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Special Issues in Epidemiology

Semester III to IV (Year 2 and Year 3) (65 units)

  • Professional Posting
  • Research Project and Dissertation


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences
www.medic.usm.my


Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • Master of Public Health with CGPA 3.0/4 and above
  • Master of Community Medicine


Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Duration

  • Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters

DPH(Environmental Health and Occupational)

Doctor of Public Health (Environmental Health and Occupational)

The course aims to produce competent medical officer in the three specialized field of Family Health, Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology. Graduated candidates in this programme will provide professional healthcare service to community and conduct research in public healthcare in the related fields mentioned.

Major: Environmental & Occupational Health

Semester I (12 units)

  • Public Health Epidemiology
  • Multivariable Analysis
  • Health Policy and Ethics
  • Environmental Epidemiology and Sustainability
  • Occupational Safety & Health Laws, Agencies and Management

Semester II (13 units)

  • Principles of Environmental Health Sanitation, Engineering and Management
  • Occupation Epidemiology, Statistics and Information Technology
  • Food Safety and Air Quality
  • Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Workplace Environmental Issues
  • Environment Health Assessment, Related Legislations and Health Issues
  • Occupational Safety & Health Service Implementation
  • Preventive and Curative

Semester III to IV (Year 2 and Year 3) (65 units)

  • Professional Posting
  • Research Project and Dissertation


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences
www.medic.usm.my

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • Master of Public Health with CGPA 3.0/4 and above
  • Master of Community Medicine


Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Duration

  • Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters

DPH(Family Health)

Doctor of Public Health (Family Health)

The course aims to produce competent medical officer in the three specialized field of Family Health, Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology. Graduated candidates in this programme will provide professional healthcare service to community and conduct research in public healthcare in the related fields mentioned.

Major: Family Health

Semester I (13 units)

  • Public Health Epidemiology
  • Multivariable Analysis
  • Health Policy and Ethics
  • Maternal and Perinatal Health
  • Women’s Health


Semester II (12 units)

  • Adolescent Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Geriatric Health
  • Child Health
  • Community Nutrition


Semester III to IV (Year 2 and Year 3) (65 units)

  • Professional Posting
  • Research Project and Dissertation


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences
www.medic.usm.my

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • Master of Public Health with CGPA 3.0/4 and above
  • Master of Community Medicine


Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Duration

  • Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters

Master of Science - Medical Statistic

Master of Science - Medical Statistic 


The programme aims to provide knowledge and skills in the application of statistical methods to the design and analysis of health related research data. The course is designed to produce graduates in Medical Statistics with a strong capacity to work effectively as key members of a collaborative team to investigate health related problems. Successful graduates are expected to have a career as medical statisticians in academic institutions, research institutes or pharmaceutical industries.


Course Structure

Semester I (10 unit)

  • Basic Statistics
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Principles of Epidemiology


Semester II (10 unit)

  • Clinical Appraisal
  • Clinical Epidemiology


Semester II (10 unit)

  • Research Methodology & Protocol Development
  • Advanced Statistics


Semester III & IV

  • Research Project and Dissertation


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences
www.medic.usm.my


Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • A MBBS/MD/BDS/BVS/BSc degree from a recognised university or any other relevant qualifications. However, an applicant who does not have the above qualifications can be considered for admission if he/she possesses suitable research experience in the relevant field


Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

* Results must be attached with the application form.


Duration

  • Full-time: Min 24 months / Max 36 month

Master of Science (Medical Education)

Master of Science (Medical Education)


The course aims to contribute to the establishment of a pool of medical educationists who will be advising medical professionals and evaluating medical and allied health programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as increasing candidates' knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding medical education so as to increase their effectiveness as teachers or trainers in their respective institutions.

It is also hoped that this programme will prepare potential candidates to carry out further responsibilities as academicians and do research, publish articles, as well as undertake academic administration and management.

The course consists of 4 semesters. In the first 2 semesters, candidates will be full-time students undergoing coursework. A research project will be carried out in the third and fourth semesters in the candidate's individual home institutions.


Programme Structure

Semester I (10 units)

Core Subjects

  • Introduction to Medical and Health Profession Education
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • Student Assessment in Medical Schools
  • Programme Evaluation and Planned Change Elective Subjects
  • Curriculum Planning and Development in Medical Schools
  • Trends in Educational Approaches for Medical and Health Sciences


Semester II (10 units)

  • Organisation and Management
  • Educational Research Methods and Design in Medicaland Health Sciences
  • Development of Professional Skills in Medicine (Leadership and Faculty Development)
  • Learning Environments and Microteaching Skills in Medical Education


Elective Subjects

  • Educational Psychology
  • Mentoring and Student Counselling
  • Introduction to Bioethics, Communication Skills, Medical Law


Semester III & IV (20 units)
Research Project


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences
www.medic.usm.my


Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • A first degree in Medicine/Dentistry/Allied Health (e.g. MD, MBBS, MBBCh, BSc Dentistry/BSc Nursing) or other relevant degrees.
  • Foreign candidates are required to enroll and pass a Bahasa Malaysia course while doing this programme.
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview or a pretest.
  • Applicants are also required, from time to time to fulfil other requirements of the university.


Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Duration

  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 6 semesters

Master of Science (Clinical Anatomy)

Master of Science (Clinical Anatomy) 

The main objective is to train graduates to become specialists in anatomy, qualified to train undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to pursue advanced research work. The programme consists of four semesters. The first two semesters consist of basic training in the form of lectures, practicals, demonstrations and seminars.

Research work and a dissertation are to be carried out during the last two semesters. The course covers various anatomy subjects as mentioned in the course curriculum. Candidates would also be exposed to clinical anatomy in operating theatres and possibly in wards and clinics when they are posted to clinical departments such as General Surgery / Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Opthalmology, Otorhinolarnygology and Reconstructive Surgery. This is the special difference from similar courses conducted by other universities.

Course Curriculum

Semester I

Major Module

  • Gross and Clinical Anatomy
  • Cell Biology


Minor Module

  • Comparative Anatomy


Semester II

Major Module

  • Neuroanatomy-Descriptive and Clinical
  • Development Anatomy

Minor Module

  • Biostatistics and Research Methodology


Semester III and IV

  • Research Work and Dissertation


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences
www.medic.usm.my


Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • A MBBS/MD/BDS/BVS degree from a recognised university.


Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
 

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Duration

  • Full-time: Min 24 months / Max 36 months

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