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Course Guide

YOUR FUTURE IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE STARTS HERE

by Graduan
 

 

Course      : MSc in Molecular Medicine 

University : International Medical University (IMU)

 

COURSE INTRODUCTION 

IMU’s MSc Molecular Medicine Programme is designed to cater for medical or basic sciences graduates seeking advanced training in cellular and molecular biology, genetics as well as drug development and treatment. The programme prepares students for career opportunities in medically focused biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and equips students with enhanced skills to carry out research at a higher degree in related fields. The coursework is conducted in a highly engaging and conducive environment to stimulate learning experience. Comprehensive laboratory-based training is also provided via hypothesis-driven and disease-oriented research project.

 

METHOD OF STUDY/DURATION

The programme is modular and runs over three semesters, which involves an 18-month course of study at IMU. The programme consists of two semesters of theory followed by a third semester of a research project. Teaching and learning activities such as lectures, practical sessions, workshops, assignments, discussions and tutorials will be held face-to-face and through computer-aided learning. The programme offers the option of full-time study over one and half years, including one year of coursework and six months of research, or part-time study over a maximum of four years. 

 

ADVANTAGES OF PURSUING THIS PROGRAMME

The curriculum is designed and delivered by our faculty who are also passionate researchers and world-renowned academicians under the network of IMU Partner Schools. Core modules present the latest scientific developments in molecular medicine that are delivered through innovative andragogy. Students will be expecting a lot of independent learning in the form of task-based assignments that facilitate the learning outcomes. The curriculum aims to provide a comprehensive view of the role of simple and complex molecules in human diseases and the ways in which systems biology, computational biology and chemical genetics have transformed research strategies and methodology in stem cell technology and therapeutics, drug design and development as well as medical and clinical research.

 

The curriculum of this programme is innovative, carefully planned and aligned to meet the demands and expectations in the field of molecular medicine. Separately, the programme is delivered under a flexible modular model. Students have the opportunity to learn at their own pace during their coursework. In addition, they will also get the chance to design their research project with the assistance of our experienced lecturers and external academician under the extensive network of IMU Partner Schools. 

 

"Students have the opportunity to learn

at their own pace during their coursework."

 

HOW THE PROGRAMME WILL BENEFIT YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS AND DEVELOPMENT

The programme aims to provide advance training in molecular medicine to biological science and medical graduates with a strong interest in medical research. Additionally, the programme presents a platform for skills and knowledge update for existing teachers, medical practitioners, medical laboratory technologists and medical sales representatives. Upon completion, career paths are available as research scientists in academic and clinical research institutes or industries worldwide. Graduates may also continue their education as PhD students at IMU or elsewhere. 

 

ADVANTAGES OF PURSUING A POSTGRADUATE STUDY AT THIS UNIVERSITY

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. It offers a range of postgraduate programmes and research in a number of subject areas related to health and healthcare solely by completion of a research-based thesis or a combination of coursework and completion of a research-based thesis. Students will be able to benefit from the university’s experience in coordinating healthcare-related programmes and the university’s extensive network of Partner Schools that draws on the expertise of work-renowned academician and researchers. 

 

 


QUICK GLANCE


 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, International Medical University is Malaysia’s first and most established private healthcare university with 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare professional education. It has an international reputation as a provider of high quality education, offering pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education programmes. 

 

NAME OF COURSE

MSc in Molecular Medicine

 

PRE-REQUISITE

Refer to www.imu.edu.my/imu/admissions/entry-requirements/postgraduate

 

CONTACT

Email: start@imu.edu.my

Tel: +603 2727 7457

www.imu.edu.my

 
 

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