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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Science
Level: Master's Degree Level
Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements

Possess a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification; or a professional qualification from a recognized organization. (It is intended for people in all sectors, health, local government, voluntary organisations and the wider community who wish to development their skills and knowledge for effective public health practice and tackling inequalities in health.)

Language Requirement: English

Foreign candidates are required to:
Have at least IELTS Band 6 or TOEFL 550 if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction or Pass an English proficiency test approved by the University.

Course Duration2 Yrs
Fees35500/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

The MAHSA University Postgraduate Programs offers a postgraduate course in Public Health. This is a dual degree program affiliated with the Anglia Ruskin University, Faculty of Health and Social Care at Chelmsrord, Cambridge, Fulbourn and Peterborough, UK.

MAHSA is determined to produce knowledgeable and competent Master of Science Public Health graduates who can function effectively in various public and private healthcare providing sectors. We aim to develop graduates who are capable of adapting to the global changes and current development which inculcate important values including leadership, social responsibility, scholarly, community involvement, ethical values and professionalism.

In order to achieve the above mission statements, MAHSA University is:

  • To implement a planned curriculum based on student’s entry qualification and learning capabilities.
  • To use the service of academic staff that are professional, dedicated and committed.
  • To implement the curriculum that has been accredited by the MQA.
  • To create conducive learning and teaching environments to increase the intellectual and social growth of students.
  • To produce competent graduates in their field of studies.

The types of knowledge, skills and competencies that underline these developments include:

  • Inter-professional/interagency working
  • Leadership and change management skills
  • Accountability
  • Ethical decision-making and its application to practice
  • Critical reflection on professional practice
  • Knowledge generation to inform and extend practice
  • Consultancy
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Shared interprofessional / multidisciplinary learning

Awarding body: MAHSA University and Anglia Ruskin University U.K

Course Structure
No  Trimester /Year   Offered Name   and Code of Course / Module Classification   (Major /Minor/Elective/ Audit) Credit   Value
1 Tri 1 / Year 1 Essential Issues in   Public Health Policy (DL430009S)

Major

30

2 Tri 1 / Year 1 Epidemiological   Research Methods (DL430070S)

Major

30

3 Tri 2 / Year 1 Communicable and   Non-Communicable Disease Management (DL430071S)

Major

30

4 Tri 2 / Year 1 Major Project (DL460999D) I

Major

30

5 Tri 3 / Year 1 Management of Primary Health Care   (DL430078S)

Major

30

6 Tri 3 / Year 1 Major Project (DL460999D) II

Major

30

TOTAL         150  
 
Course Career Path(s)

The Master of Science Public Health is based on the framework which is designed to respond to the common requirement across all sectors within the health, social care and welfare arena for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  The need for CPD, along with developments in career structures and inter-professional working in health, welfare and social care practice settings, has created a demand for formal and responsive education at higher degree level. Staff from a wide variety of settings and professions requires the opportunity to develop and advance their knowledge, skills and professional practice. Maintaining the currency of knowledge and skills is seen as a central element of quality within services.

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

Recognised Degree in selected field/ and/or All other recognised qualifications by the Malaysian Government (MoE & MQA)

Course Duration2 Yrs
Fees35500/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Coursework

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

Faculty: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
Level: Master's Degree Level
Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements
  • Masters degree in Nursing or its equivalent from related discipline with minimum CGPA of 3.00,  OR
  • Masters degree in Nursing or its equivalent from related discipline with CGPA above 2.00 but below 3.00 or its equivalent and with atleast 3 years experience in related discipline,  AND
  • Registered with nursing board or its equivalent  AND
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) / Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC)
Course Duration3 Yrs
Fees44000/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

he Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing programme aims to prepare the Nurse scholars to develop and conduct scientific research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing practice. The programme also helps nurses to provide evidence-based nursing practice in various health care setting.

 

 

PROGRAMME FEATURES

  • Tailored for individualized learning
  • Individualized attention through close and collaborative mentoring relationships by experienced PhD faculty.
  • A growing faculty, comprising talented and enthusiastic young investigators and senior nurse researcher.
  • Distance friendly technology that allows students across the country to enrol with programme.
  • Part time enrolment in PhD courses is possible for student who wish to continue working

SUPPORT AND ASSESSMENT

All students are allocated academic supervisor(s) who provides individualized research advice and guidance. Close mentoring, whether through distance technologies or in person, allows students to experience all aspects of the research enterprise.

Students are assessed via an array of methods, including research proposal, progress report and thesis and viva –voce.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Through the Ministry of Higher Education My PhD, My Brain15 program provides financial assistance for doctorate studies. The objective of the program is to generate growth of the local professional workforce that is knowledgeable, innovative, creative and highly skilled. This is in line with Malaysia’s economic development under the New Economic Model.

For further details please visit website: http//www.mohe.gov.my/MyBrain15

AWARDING BODY

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing by MAHSA University, Malaysia.

Course Structure

The PhD Program is research focused. The curriculum includes research methodology (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method), statistics, individually designed research practice and the thesis. The thesis is a culminating experience which requires the student to plan and implement a research study of significance to nursing.

All PhD students need to submit a research proposal before the thesis.

The course contents include:

  1. Research Methodology
  2. Proposal development and presentation
  3. Research Project in Nursing and writing report

 

Course Career Path(s)

Given the need for more nurses to assume leadership and advanced faculty positions and embarking as research scientist and specialised roles, a doctorate is the right credential.

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
  • Basic Degree in Nursing or nursing related Degrees
  • Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM) or its equivalent
  • Possess current Annual Practising Certificate (APC)
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience for basic degree holders

For International students:

Pass International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 600.

Course Duration2 Yrs
Fees28500/Course
Part Time/Full TimeDistance Learning
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Course Description

The Master of Nursing develops life long personal and professional growth and equips graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse practitioners, educators, administrators and researchers. This also sets the platform for doctoral education.

Mode of delivery

  • Conventional
  • Lectures
  • Discussion/ Presentation
  • Seminar / Symposium/ Workshops
  • Tutorials and Directed learning
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Electronic availability of course materials

Mode of Attendance / study

  • Full-time

Assessment

Students will be assessed via a variety of approaches such as assignment, portfolios, case study, presentation, MEQ and research project reports to determine whether they have achieved the learning objectives.

 

Course Structure

Two year modular programme consisting of following subjects.

  • Nursing, Policy and Politics
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Managing & Leading in Healthcare
  • Contemporary Nursing Issues
  • Research Methodology & Data Analysis
  • Reflective Nursing Practice
  • Research Proposal
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Clinical Practice
  • Research Project

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

Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Level: Master's Degree Level
Level of Study Master's Degree Level
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant pharmacy area with minimum CGPA 2.75 from universities recognised by the Senate of MAHSA University; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant pharmacy area with a First Class from any universities recognised by the Senate of MAHSA University; or
  • Bachelor’s degree candidates with minimum CGPA 3.57 who have registered as students may apply to convert to PhD research programme with the following conditions:

i.  Have shown competency and ability to do research equivalent to PhD research programme, and
ii. Approved by the University Senate; or

  • Other qualifications recognised, as equivalent with bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or other related field, by the University’s Senate
Course Duration2 Yrs
Fees35500/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Course Description

The Faculty is offering two postgraduate programmes by research only.

      1. Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) – (N/727/7/0045) (MQA/PA 3399)
      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – (N/727/8/0049) (MQA/PA 3093)

The degree will be awarded on the successful examination of a thesis based on original research.  The faculty offers a wide choice of research areas (see Program Outline).  There is a coursework component to this degree, consisting of a Research Methodology unit of study, but by no means is it a major component. The research areas are: 

      • Medicinal Chemistry
      • Pharmacognosy
      • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
      • Dosage Form Design
      • Pharmacy Practice
      • Clinical Pharmacy
      • Scientific Basis of Therapeutics
Course Structure

The course offered is by research only – some of the research interests as below, or any research areas proposed by the candidates; or as expertise and specialisation in various field of pharmacy become available.

The research areas are: 

1. Medicinal Chemistry

Research interests: Synthesis & characterization of biological active New Chemical Entities bearing five or six member heterocyclic ring system; Pharmacological Evaluation of any synthesized compounds; Isolation & characterization of active constituent in the plant origin; Development of Analytical methods for the API’s & Dosage Forms; Toxicological studies; Stability study of herbal preparation; HPLC analysis of pharmaceutical and biological sample; Identifying new chemical entity for chemoprevention and cancer therapy; Molecular modeling and analyzing interactions of ligand on the receptor binding sites; Toxicological Profiling of Non- allopathic preparations; HPLC Method development for Drugs and other toxic agents; Natural product analysis.

2. Pharmacognosy 

Research interests: Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants; Isolation, Phytochemical screening, characterisation and pharmacological screening of anti-hyperglycemic activity, hepatoprotective activity; cytotoxicity assessment of medicinal plants belonging to the species: Pereskia, Ximenia, Syzygigium, and Synsepalum.

3. Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Research interests: Screening of plant extract from Malaysian herbs for its antimicrobial and anticancer activity; Isolation and identification of indoor microorganisms isolated from a building.

4. Dosage Form Design

Research interests: Natural product analysis; Transdermal drug delivery; In vitro skin permeation cells (‘Franz’ diffusion cell); Instrumentation analysis; development and validations (UV spectrometry,  GC, RP- HPLC etc); Cosmeceutical; Pharmaceutical technology (product development); Product analysis- formulation developments and evaluation, disintegration, dissolution; Preformulation (drug development feasibility with new molecules; physico-chemical characterization; solubility and stability assessment and improvement; polymorphism; drug-drug and drug-excipient compatibility; data for new drug applications (IND and NDA)); Conventional and Novel Delivery Systems (including patentable non-infringing platform technologies: nanotechnology (lipid nanospheres, nanoemulsion and solid lipid nanoparticles) for anticancer drug delivery and tumour targeting; vaginal and rectal microbicides and anti-infectives including film, tablet, capsule, gel, cream, and foam formulations; solid, semisolid and liquid dosage forms; implants and conducting polymers; taste masking and mouth dissolving preparations; bioadhesive preparations for buccal and vaginal administration; extemporaneous compounding; complementary medicines; cosmetics; osmotic and matrix oral delivery systems; brand v/s generic products comparison and development); Novel Veterinary Formulations (including drug combinations and extended release preparations); Herbal preparations, Probiotics; Development of new pharmaceutical excipients; Oral controlled drug delivery systems of natural and synthetic polymers.

5. Pharmacy Practice

Research interests:  Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacoepidemiology, Communication, Social Pharmacy, Pharmacy Management; Health Related Quality of Life measurements and analysis; Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacoinformatics; Community pharmacy practices; Smoking Cessation Research; Managing Minor Skin Ailments in Community Pharmacy; Health Counselling; Awareness of Drug Usage and Medication in community; Behavioural Medication Usage Study.

6. Clinical Pharmacy

Research interests: Pharmacists’ participation in the care of patients; Medicine Therapy Management (diabetics, cardiovascular, warfarin management); Chemotherapy Drug Management; ICU Drug Management; Paediatric Drug Management; Pharmacoeconomics; Behavioural Medication Usage Study.

7. Scientific Basis of Therapeutics

Research interests: Transposon-mediated mutagenesis, PCR-directed mutagenesis, egfp-gene tagging, fluorescence microscopy, gene cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, phospholipid extraction & TLC, Southern blot, disc diffusion assay, chemical synthesis, NMR, bioinformatics and molecular modelling (virtual screening of compound libraries, protein-ligand docking); Bio-analytical method development using HPLC; Pharmacological screening of medicinal plants; Pharmacological screening of synthetic drugs; Antimicrobial studies on medicinal plants; preclinical pharmacokinetic studies, screening for anti-psoriatic-cancer compounds using bioassay and pre-clinical experimental cancer chemotherapy.

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

Level: Ph.D Studies
Level of Study Ph.D Studies
Exam BodyLiverpool John Moores Univ., UK
Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess:

  • Master degree in relevant pharmacy area from universities recognised by the University’s Senate, or
  • Bachelor’s degree candidates with minimum CGPA 3.57 who have registered as students may apply to convert to PhD research programme with the following conditions:

i.  Have shown competency and ability to do research equivalent to PhD research programme, and
ii. Approved by the University’s Senate; or

  • Other qualifications recognised as equivalent with master’s degree in pharmacy, by the University’s Senate
Course Duration3 Yrs
Fees44000/Course
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

The Faculty is offering two postgraduate programmes by research only.

      1. Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) – (N/727/7/0045) (MQA/PA 3399)
      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – (N/727/8/0049) (MQA/PA 3093)

The degree will be awarded on the successful examination of a thesis based on original research.  The faculty offers a wide choice of research areas (see Program Outline).  There is a coursework component to this degree, consisting of a Research Methodology unit of study, but by no means is it a major component. The research areas are: 

      • Medicinal Chemistry
      • Pharmacognosy
      • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
      • Dosage Form Design
      • Pharmacy Practice
      • Clinical Pharmacy
      • Scientific Basis of Therapeutics
Course Structure

The course offered is by research only – some of the research interests as below, or any research areas proposed by the candidates; or as expertise and specialisation in various field of pharmacy become available.

The research areas are: 

1. Medicinal Chemistry

Research interests: Synthesis & characterization of biological active New Chemical Entities bearing five or six member heterocyclic ring system; Pharmacological Evaluation of any synthesized compounds; Isolation & characterization of active constituent in the plant origin; Development of Analytical methods for the API’s & Dosage Forms; Toxicological studies; Stability study of herbal preparation; HPLC analysis of pharmaceutical and biological sample; Identifying new chemical entity for chemoprevention and cancer therapy; Molecular modeling and analyzing interactions of ligand on the receptor binding sites; Toxicological Profiling of Non- allopathic preparations; HPLC Method development for Drugs and other toxic agents; Natural product analysis.

2. Pharmacognosy 

Research interests: Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants; Isolation, Phytochemical screening, characterisation and pharmacological screening of anti-hyperglycemic activity, hepatoprotective activity; cytotoxicity assessment of medicinal plants belonging to the species: Pereskia, Ximenia, Syzygigium, and Synsepalum.

3. Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Research interests: Screening of plant extract from Malaysian herbs for its antimicrobial and anticancer activity; Isolation and identification of indoor microorganisms isolated from a building.

4. Dosage Form Design

Research interests: Natural product analysis; Transdermal drug delivery; In vitro skin permeation cells (‘Franz’ diffusion cell); Instrumentation analysis; development and validations (UV spectrometry,  GC, RP- HPLC etc); Cosmeceutical; Pharmaceutical technology (product development); Product analysis- formulation developments and evaluation, disintegration, dissolution; Preformulation (drug development feasibility with new molecules; physico-chemical characterization; solubility and stability assessment and improvement; polymorphism; drug-drug and drug-excipient compatibility; data for new drug applications (IND and NDA)); Conventional and Novel Delivery Systems (including patentable non-infringing platform technologies: nanotechnology (lipid nanospheres, nanoemulsion and solid lipid nanoparticles) for anticancer drug delivery and tumour targeting; vaginal and rectal microbicides and anti-infectives including film, tablet, capsule, gel, cream, and foam formulations; solid, semisolid and liquid dosage forms; implants and conducting polymers; taste masking and mouth dissolving preparations; bioadhesive preparations for buccal and vaginal administration; extemporaneous compounding; complementary medicines; cosmetics; osmotic and matrix oral delivery systems; brand v/s generic products comparison and development); Novel Veterinary Formulations (including drug combinations and extended release preparations); Herbal preparations, Probiotics; Development of new pharmaceutical excipients; Oral controlled drug delivery systems of natural and synthetic polymers.

5. Pharmacy Practice

Research interests:  Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacoepidemiology, Communication, Social Pharmacy, Pharmacy Management; Health Related Quality of Life measurements and analysis; Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacoinformatics; Community pharmacy practices; Smoking Cessation Research; Managing Minor Skin Ailments in Community Pharmacy; Health Counselling; Awareness of Drug Usage and Medication in community; Behavioural Medication Usage Study.

6. Clinical Pharmacy

Research interests: Pharmacists’ participation in the care of patients; Medicine Therapy Management (diabetics, cardiovascular, warfarin management); Chemotherapy Drug Management; ICU Drug Management; Paediatric Drug Management; Pharmacoeconomics; Behavioural Medication Usage Study.

7. Scientific Basis of Therapeutics

Research interests: Transposon-mediated mutagenesis, PCR-directed mutagenesis, egfp-gene tagging, fluorescence microscopy, gene cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, phospholipid extraction & TLC, Southern blot, disc diffusion assay, chemical synthesis, NMR, bioinformatics and molecular modelling (virtual screening of compound libraries, protein-ligand docking); Bio-analytical method development using HPLC; Pharmacological screening of medicinal plants; Pharmacological screening of synthetic drugs; Antimicrobial studies on medicinal plants; preclinical pharmacokinetic studies, screening for anti-psoriatic-cancer compounds using bioassay and pre-clinical experimental cancer chemotherapy.

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

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