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Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Sciences

Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Sciences,

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

School of Health Sciences offers a wide range of postgraduate studies in biomedicine, forensic science, nutrition, medical radiation, nursing, and other health science-related programmes. The application for admission to postgraduate studies is opened throughout the year. Potential applicants for our master of science (MSc) mixed mode or coursework programmes are welcomed to apply online at www.ips.my. Full research mode MSc or PhD applicants are invited to visit www.ppsk.usm.my to discuss with supervisors and to select suitable research areas before making online application.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORTS SCIENCE) COURSEWORK PROGRAMME

The programme covers relevant basic sciences, effects of exercise on health, principles of training, sports nutrition, sports management and sports injuries. In the fourth semester, candidate has to undertake a laboratory or field-based research on a relevant sports science topic.

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following basic degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) in Sports Sciences/Exercise and Sports Science/Biology or other related degrees.

Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Results must be attached with the application form.

Duration

  • Full-time: Min4 semesters /Max 8: semesters

Programme Coordinator

Email address: nidzam@usm.my

MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOMEDICINE) MIXED-MODE PROGRAMME

The programme covers compulsory core courses such as Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Research Ethics and Advanced Techniques in Biomedicine Laboratory. Candidate is given the option to specialize in one of the three research clusters namely (i) Current Cell Biology, (ii) Translational Pharmacotoxicology, and (iii) Trends in Infectious Diseases. Candidate has to undertake a laboratory or field-based research on a relevant biomedicine topic during the 2nd and final semesters.

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following basic degrees:

  • BSc in Biomedicine/Applied Science/Health Science/Biology/Medicine or other related degrees.

Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Results must be attached with the application form.

Duration

Full-time: Min 3 semesters /Max 4 semesters

Programme Coordinator

  • Associate Professor (Dr.) Few Ling Ling

Email address: fewling@usm.my

MASTER OF SCIENCE (FORENSIC SCIENCE) MIXED MODE PROGRAMME

The programme covers compulsory core courses such as Fundamentals of Forensic Sciences, Professional Skills in Forensic Science, Techniques and Applications for Forensic Science, and Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods. Candidate is given the choice to specialise in either Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry. In the 2ndand final semesters, candidate has to undertake a research project on a relevant forensic science topic.

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following basic degrees:

  • BSc in Forensic Science/ Biology/Chemistry/Health Science or other related degrees.

Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Results must be attached with the application form.

Duration

Full-time: Min 3 semesters /Max 6 semesters

Parti-time: Min: 4 semesters/ Max 8 semesters

Programme Coordinator

Email address: nikf@usm.my

RESEARCH MODE FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Available Research Areas

  • Audiology
  • Brain mapping
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Investigation
  • DNA profiling
  • Environmental impact on health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health informatics
  • Health sociology
  • Malnutrition
  • Mental health rehabilitation
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Nursing and health policy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pathogenesis
  • Physicochemical evidence
  • Psychological and behavioral sciences
  • Radiology and imaging techniques
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sports science
  • Therapeutics
  • Vaccinology

Please visit our website at www.ppsk.usm.my to identify potential supervisors and discuss available research projects.

General Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:

MSc Applicant

  • BSc (Hons) in Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Health Science/Medical Sciences/or other related fields.

PhD Applicant

  • A Master Degree in a related area or a related Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours (or CGPA>3.67/4 or equivalent).

Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Results must be attached with the application form.

Duration

MSc

  • Full-time: Min 2semesters / Max 6 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max:12 semesters

PhD

  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters