MMDSc in Physiology

Students are required to take all of the Compulsory Programme Required Courses (11 credit hours) plus a minimum of another 3 credit hours of Elective Course from the same discipline or elsewhere in the programme.

Programme Description

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As part of their academic training, postgraduate students are expected to participate in the teaching of undergraduates in the following ways:

• Facilitating workshops, seminars, and tutorial sessions
• Assisting problem-based learning discussion groups
• Demonstration/supervision of laboratory practical work
• Assisting lecturers in the preparation of teaching material

Postgraduate students are also encouraged to participate in Kulliyyah research projects as co-researchers, research assistants (RA), or research officers (RO), use Kulliyyah research facilities as approved by the Kulliyyah, and write and publish research reports as approved by the Kulliyyah. In 2007, the postgraduate students launched their society known as Postgraduate Students Society Kuantan Campus (PGSS Kuantan Campus) which comprise of students from all the Kulliyyah in the Kuantan Campus.



Entry Requirements

•    English Language Proficiency:
    Applicants are required to present a valid certificate for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT) with required minimum scores of 550 (TOEFL) and 6.0 (IELTS & EPT - individual bands).

•    First Degree:

    A recognised undergraduate medical degree (MBBS or its equivalent), a Bachelor of Science with Honours with a First Class or Second Class Upper grade in an appropriate subject from an accredited institution of higher learning or its equivalent; or other relevant basic degrees that are able to fulfil the specific Kulliyyah / Department Programme requirements, such as BDS or BVM from an accredited institution of higher learning.

As far as possible, BSc holders are advised to choose a MMDSc programme in the same discipline as their bachelor degree. Non-MBBS or equivalent degree candidates are also required to take a minimum of 3 credit hours of the relevant Prerequisite courses in their discipline of study before they are eligible to register for the compulsory Programme-Required courses.

•    Entrance tests:
    Submission of satisfactory test scores of an internationally recognized graduate test will be considered for those holding first degrees from institutions of higher learning that are not accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. They may also have to sit an Aptitude Test if deemed necessary by the Kulliyyah Board of Postgraduate Studies.

•    Professional references
    As required in the postgraduate studies application form.

•    Character references
    As required in the postgraduate studies application form.

•    Personal interview
    Telephone interviews may be carried out if deemed appropriate by the Kulliyyah Postgraduate Committee.

•    Financial Documentation
    Proof of financial sponsorship for the duration of the course is necessary as stipulated in the application form.