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International Medical University (IMU)

Faculty: School of Postgraduate Studies
Level: Master's Degree Level
Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

 

  1. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Course Duration1.5 - 6 Yrs
Fees43000/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The Master of Science degree in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is suitable for graduates with a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related disciplines and is targeted at recent graduates or those in current employment within the pharmaceutical or chemical related industries. The course provides graduates with the opportunity to sharpen, extend, and increase their existing knowledge and understanding in the areas of drug discovery, drug design, drug development, pharmaceutical microbiology, product commercialisation,the biotechnology market, current trends in pharmaceutical technology, advanced analytical chemistry, separation techniques, research methodology, writing skills, green chemistry, quality management, natural products and the regulatory environment.

Course Assessment

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum cGPA of 2.75, as accepted by the HEP Senate; orBachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum cGPA of 2.50 and not meeting cGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment;Bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting cGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field. All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. Generally the standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Course Duration1.5 - 4 Yrs
Fees41000/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The postgraduate degree programme is being designed to have a flexible modular approach, whereby a student will be able to accumulate credits from completed modules. Modules will be designed to fit applicants with different basic degree qualifications such as Biomedical Science, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Science and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

Course Structure

COURSE STRUCTURE

Full Time

Semester 1
  • Environmental Health
  • Principles of Research Methodology and Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 2
  • Health Management and Economics
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 3
  • Masters Dissertation

 

Part Time

Semester 1
  • Environmental Health
  • Principles of Research Methodology and Epidemiology
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 2
  • Biostatistics
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 3
  • Health Management and Economics
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 4
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 5
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 6
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 7
  • Masters Dissertation
Semester 8
  • Masters Dissertation

 

The teaching format will generally include lectures (face-to-face and e-learning), supplemented by field visits, on site discussions, case studies and self-directed learning. The Core Modules will be taught in Semesters 1 and 2 and the Elective Modules in Semesters 2 and 3. The Research Module will extend across Semesters 1, 2 and 3.

It is an innovative curriculum therefore it will highlight the importance of various pollutants (outdoor and indoor air quality / water quality) on human health. It will introduce current methods for assessing health impacts and appropriate intervention strategies to regulate and improve environmental health. This would enable innovations in the management of environmental pollution.

For Selectives / Electives

There is a selective option for students to study the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Programme on Occupation Health and other relevant elective modules on environmental health

The curriculum is reviewed periodically and is subject to change.

Assessment

The components of assessment consist of continuous assessments, written final examination and the research thesis.

Course Assessment

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

 

  1. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Course DurationFT: 1-4 Yrs ; PT: 2-6 Yrs
Fees5250/Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

Postgraduate research forms a major and expanding part of the IMU’s academic development. Working for a research degree gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of a discipline and to become familiar with current techniques and methodologies.

The Faculty has high teaching standards and attracts first-class teaching staff from Malaysia and abroad. It prides itself of the facilities and support it gives to students and on the calibre and dedication of its academic and clinical staff. The Faculty fosters a broad range of active research programmes in its campuses in Bukit Jalil and Seremban.

Much of its success in research and teaching results from the Faculty’s capacity to attract external research funds. The IMU faculty has strong national and international connections and is involved in collaborative projects with other leading medical research institutions. Many staff have made major international contributions in their respective fields and are very experienced in supervising postgraduate students.

Today, more than RM1 million internal funds have been allocated for research every year. Research activities have increased substantially, especially in externally-funded collaborative research projects. IMU was designated by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI), as a private university that is allowed to apply directly for and receive research funds. Our researchers have received funding for collaborative research projects in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, colorectal carcinoma, breast cancer, infectious diseases and environmental health. Other external funding agencies of IMU are Ministry of Health, Ministry of Higher Education, MAKNA, Toray Foundation and many other private research institutions. In 2011, IMU received 21 externally sponsored projects amounting to RM1,465,465 and produced 212 publication of which 116 were in ISI journals with a total Imparct Factor (IF) of 274.029.

Course Assessment

Throughout the year

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

 

  1. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent in related discipline, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree in related discipline with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A bachelor’s degree in related discipline not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.

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Course Duration1.5 - 4 Yrs
Fees40000/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The IMU Master of Science in Molecular Medicine is a postgraduate programme that is designed for graduates seeking conceptually clear, personally engaging, and intellectually substantive advanced training in the field of molecular medicine. The impact of molecular medicine is indeed astounding and immense. For instance, in developing therapeutics for breast cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and infectious diseases, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, pharmacists and medical experts in IMU is designing novel analogs of bioactive compounds from their natural counterparts through computer-aided drug design. The use of genomic screen, bioinformatics and chemoinformatics enable our experts to select drug analogs that are highly specific and individualised. Metabolomics studies are done to elucidate the possible metabolites derived from the drugs as well as their possible toxicity. Our formulation experts make use of advanced nanodelivery materials such as functionalised nanocapsules and carbon nanotubes to enhance the bioavailability of drugs.

This programme aims to deliver an exceptional curriculum that is impactful and transformative, one that endows students with skills that are credible and transferable in order to meet the highest demands and expectations of scientific rigours. The curriculum is designed with innovations in mind drawing from the expertise of our world-renowned faculty who are also passionate researchers. The core modules in this programme prepare students for the hands-on research experience that is led by our experts. The comprehensive and outcome-based nature of the core modules encompass the latest scientific developments in molecular medicine that are delivered through innovative andragogy. Students will appreciate the intricate and revealing marvel of molecules in human diseases and be astounded by the ways in which systems biology, computational biology and chemical genetics have transformed the research strategy and methodology in stem cell technology and therapeutics, drug design and development as well as medical and clinical research.

The outcomes of this programme will provide a clear map in guiding graduates through the rugged terrain of competing theoretical and practical frameworks in the ever-evolving scientific landscape of molecular medicine. Upon completion of this programme, vast and rewarding career paths are available as graduates enter employment as clinical scientists or research scientists in academia, research institutes or industries worldwide. Graduates may also continue their education as PhD students at IMU or elsewhere. The IMU MSc Molecular Medicine programme welcomes graduates with basic degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Biomedical and Health Sciences.

 

Course Assessment

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

 

  1. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Course DurationFT: 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 3 Yrs
Fees44000/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public Health is not only concerned with maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviours and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services. The course will provide students from a wide range of health and related professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills in public health sciences and related disciplines which will make them more effective contributors in their field of healthcare.
The Masters of Science in Public Health is based on the World Health Organisation’s principles of Health for All; they are:

  • Equity
  • Intersectorial collaboration
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • International cooperation
  • Community participation

 

Programme

Master of Science in Public Health is now recognised by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA). The programme is suited for those who want to advance in their careers in a related field. Thus it will be of interest to:

  1. Medical doctors
  2. Nurses
  3. Health Officers
  4. Environmental Health Officers
  5. Health Service Managers
  6. Hospital administrators
  7. Nutritionists
  8. Health Education Officers
  9. Environmental and Health Engineers
  10. Pharmacists

 

Course Assessment

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
  • A bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.75, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  • All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. Generally the standard English Profi ciency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
 
Course Duration1.5 - 4 Yrs
Fees40000/Course (Depending on specialisation chosen)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

The Master of Pharmacy Practice is designed to extend the pharmacists’ knowledge and skills and aims to develop an informed appreciation of current and future roles in various areas of pharmacy practice including hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, academia, regulatory bodies, and research organisations with better career opportunities.

The Master of Pharmacy Practice (MPP) degree programme offered by IMU is unique and the first of its kind offered by a Malaysian private institution to local as well as international students. There will be three areas of specialisation offered namely Clinical Pharmacy, Social & Administrative Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Management. The areas of specialisation can be chosen based on the graduate students’ preference and according to their career needs in the future.

The development of this Master of Pharmacy Practice degree programme also takes into consideration the needs of the practising pharmacist at the moment:

a) the need to obtain a post graduate qualification

b) the need to upgrade and specialise in the new areas of pharmacy

 

Course Structure

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Programme caters to pharmacists wanting to undertake postgraduate education relevant to their needs, whilst remaining in employment. To meet these requirements the Programme is designed for maximal flexibility, allowing choice of modules and their timing, and strategically blending online and on-site learning. Cooperative learning is facilitated using online tools and online moderators, taking into account the needs of adult learners.

 

Course Contents

Semester 1
  • Biostatistics & Research Methodology a, b, c
  • Pharmacotherapeutics I a
  • Pharmacotherapeutics II a
  • Health Care Ethics and Law a, b, c
  • Quality Assurance in Pharmacy b, c
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing c
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicines
  • Biopsychosocial Pharmacy b, c
  • Evidence Based Pharmacotherapy a, b
Semester 2
  • Pharmacotherapeutics III a
  • Pharmacotherapeutics IV a
  • Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance a
  • Pharmacoeconomics b
  • Health Wellness and Disease Prevention a
  • Pharmacy Education b
  • Business and People Management b, c
  • Information System and Operation Management b, c
  • Management of Healthcare Institution c
Semester 3
  • Research Project a, b, c

 

  • a Core modules for Clinical Pharmacy (CP)
  • b Core modules for Social & Administrative Pharmacy (SAP)
  • c Core Modules for Pharmacy Management (PM)

Note: Modules not listed as ‘Core’ under particular specialisation could be offered as ‘Optional’ based on each speciality, in order to complete the required minimum 20 credits from coursework.

The teaching format will generally include lectures (face-to-face and e-learning), supplemented by field visits, on site discussions, seminars, case studies and self-directed learning.

The curriculum is reviewed periodically and is subject to change.

Students are given the opportunity to take part in research projects in areas pertaining to pharmacy practice i.e., clinical, social and management. The students could undertake either:

  • Advanced Quantitative Research – Survival analysis, intervention studies, secondary data analysis, advanced measurement tool development techniques, advanced modeling techniques
  • Advanced Qualitative Research – Ethnography qualitative research, attitudinal and behavioral studies, epidemiological qualitative studies
  • Mixed Methods Research – Multistage measurement tool development using Quali-Quantitative research

Assessment

Mainly continuous throughout the programme via projects, critical reviews, practical reports, reflective reports, proposal presentations, project presentations field reports during the first two semesters. A research dissertation is assessed in Semester 3.

Course Assessment

March & September (Starting 2016)

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Level: Ph.D Studies
Level of Study Ph.D Studies
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

 

  1. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Course DurationFT: 2-6 Yrs ; PT: 4-8 Yrs
Fees6850/Sem
Part Time/Full TimePart Time/Full Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

ostgraduate research forms a major and expanding part of the IMU’s academic development. Working for a research degree gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of a discipline and to become familiar with current techniques and methodologies.

The Faculty has high teaching standards and attracts first-class teaching staff from Malaysia and abroad. It prides itself of the facilities and support it gives to students and on the calibre and dedication of its academic and clinical staff. The Faculty fosters a broad range of active research programmes in its campuses in Bukit Jalil and Seremban.

Much of its success in research and teaching results from the Faculty’s capacity to attract external research funds. The IMU faculty has strong national and international connections and is involved in collaborative projects with other leading medical research institutions. Many staff have made major international contributions in their respective fields and are very experienced in supervising postgraduate students.

Today, more than RM1 million internal funds have been allocated for research every year. Research activities have increased substantially, especially in externally-funded collaborative research projects. IMU was designated by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI), as a private university that is allowed to apply directly for and receive research funds. Our researchers have received funding for collaborative research projects in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, colorectal carcinoma, breast cancer, infectious diseases and environmental health. Other external funding agencies of IMU are Ministry of Health, Ministry of Higher Education, MAKNA, Toray Foundation and many other private research institutions. In 2011, IMU received 21 externally sponsored projects amounting to RM1,465,465 and produced 212 publication of which 116 were in ISI journals with a total Imparct Factor (IF) of 274.029.

Course Assessment

Throughout the year

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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