Academic Programme

Academic Programme

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes


The staff in the department of Molecular Medicine are involved in the teaching of biochemistry to first year students pursuing the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree courses. The department also runs the entire Bachelor of Biomedical Science programme (three year degree programme). At the same time students pursuing the BSc (Nursing) and BSc (Pharmacy) also have lectures in biochemistry.  Academic staff from the department are also involved in the Diploma in Medical Technology and Diploma in Nursing courses conducted by the Schools for Medical Technologist and Nursing.

The department is not involved in the admission of students into the various undergraduate degree courses. For details regarding the admission into these degree courses, please visit the appropriate links provided.

Postgraduate ProgrammesPostgrad

1. Master of Medical Sciences (MMedSc)

2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Both postgraduate degrees are by dissertation. The postgraduate program provide a comprehensive training in research on specific areas through exploring and experimentation. One or more supervisors are assigned. The supervisor’s role is to assist the student to define the research topic and provide guidance in the development of the research project. On completion of the research, the candidate is required to submit a thesis on research findings for examination.

Currently, the department has 51 registered students pursuing a postgraduate degree, of which 35 are registered with the Department of Molecular Medicine and 16 are registered with other departments and are co-supervised by the department’s academic staff.  Please visit ourStudent link for more details.

ALL ADMISSIONS for the various postgraduate programs are coordinated by the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, University of Malaya.

The Postgraduate Admissions Unit,
Institute of Postgraduate Studies,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
West Malaysia.