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MSc Curriculum

Master of Science Program  in Translational Medicine (International Program)

หลักสูตรวิทยาศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต (ภาคปกติ) สาขาวิชา  เวชศาสตร์ปริวรรต  (หลักสูตรนานาชาติ)

Faculty  of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital


Expected number of Students to be accepted year round :  6 Students

Admission Requirements

A Candidate Must :

1. who has graduated or are studying in the final year of Bachelor’s degree courses in Biology, Health Science, or those who has graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology, Veterinary medicine or with other majors from the institutes acknowledge by Office of the Higher Education Commission

2. Has a minimum grade point average (GPA) 3.00

3. Submit a certificate of English proficiency with minimum admission score:

        · IELTS   - at least  3

        · TOEFL INTERNET BASED  - at least 32

        · TOEFL ITP (test arranged by Faculty of Graduate Study, Mahidol University) - at least 400

        · MU GRAD TEST - at least 36

 Important Notes:

              -  English proficiency score must be taken within 2 years up to the admission date.

              -  Application without submitting a valid English certificate will NOT be considered.

             -   MU English Competence Standards:

             -   MU English proficiency tests, please contact the Language Center, Faculty of Graduate Studies. Tel. 0-2441-4125 ext. 221-222

4.    Exemption from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Committee under  exceptional circumstances.

Written Examination (Applicants must attend the examination date accurately to your admission round)

Subjects for examination

(Foundation/Specific subjects, if any)

Time  (Morning session)

  1. Biology ​​​​​
  2. Biochemistry
  3. General Science                                                 

9.00 – 12.00 a.m.

Examination Place

Mahidol  University , Salaya , Nakhonpathom  more details : or  Announcement at Faculty  of Graduate  Studies branches.


Curriculum  Structure

Plan A (A2)                            Credit  
Required courses                                                                                                                     18
Elective courses not less than    6
Thesis                                                                                                                                                                     12


Required Courses     Credit  
RATM  511     Molecular Basis of Human Diseases                                                                               3(3-0-6)
RATM  512 Technology in Translational Medicine 3(3-0-6)
RATM  513 Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Translational Medicine 3(3-0-6)
RATM  514 Observation of Clinical Problems 2(2-0-4)
RATM  515 Laboratory Research Skill 2(1-2-3)
RATM  516 Current Topic in Translational Medicine 1(1-0-2)
RATM  517 Research in Progress 1(1-0-2)
SCID   500 Cell and Molecular Biology                                                                                                                           3(3-0-6)


Elective courses    Credit     
RATM 508  Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering I :Skeletal Tissue Biology and Regeneration                                      2(2-0-4)
RATM 509 Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering II : Clinical Aspect on Orthopaedic Regeneration 2(2-0-4)
SCID 506 Concepts of Molecular Bioscience 2(2-0-4)   
SCID 510           Immunological Methods 1(0-2-1)
SCID 518 Generic Skills in Science Research  1(1-0-2)
SCPA 601 Cellular Pathology I 2(2-0-4)
RAMD 506 Laboratory and Clinical Data Correlation 3(2-2-5)


Thesis  Credit  
RATM 698         Thesis                                                                                                                                                      12(0-48-0)


Areas of study that a student may select for concentration:

              Pathogenesis of human disease; Genetics, Epigenomics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, study of human disease; stem cell biology; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Pharmacology; Immunology; Physiology; Pharmacogenomics; Biomedical engineering; Bioinformatics; systems biology; molecular Epidemiology; ect.


Additional advantages of the programme

             The program aims to decompartmentalize the traditional research training, where basic scientists are not generally trained to think of the clinical application of their work, and clinicians are often not taught to formulate research studies based on clinical observations. To achieve this, the students will be mentored by both scientists and clinicians to provide the opportunity to focus on the translation of scientific discoveries into the application of diagnosis, prognosis prediction, therapies and cures of human diseases. The curriculum offers a broad exposure to clinical medicine in multidisciplinary fashion in order to fit best with the interest, background and requirement of each student, as well as a strong foundation of knowledge in research design, methodology, and skill in writing proposal for competitive research funding. In addition, medical-related emerging fields such as pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, and bioengineering etc., are open for those students who are interested in such area


Details of Scholarships

              Scholarships are available for potential candidates upon the decision of administration program committee

Proposal / Concept Paper

            One A4 page personal statement covering your reason for choosing our program, your past achievement and future plan, and why you should receive a scholarship, if you plan to apply for one


Additional information for applicants

              Please fill in online application from at the Faculty of Graduate Studies website

              For more information please contact Program Coordinator

              Email: Tel. 02-201-0116 Fax. 02-201-0116


Application Process

             Application is only available via online application at

             Required Documents

             Applicants must upload all documents via online admission system. All documents must be in PDF format (maximum size 2 MB). Photograph must be in JPEG format.

       - A recent photograph (1x1 inch in size)

       - A copy of an applicant’s degree certificate or a letter of graduation certification (for an applicant with a degree completion)

      - A letter certifying that an applicant is currently in the final year prior to graduation (for an applicant seeking for a degree)

      - A detailed transcript of a degree (for an applicant with a degree completion)            

      - A grade report with course names and grades received from the first to the current semester  prior to graduation                                                                                                       

      - A copy of identification card                                                                                                            

      - A copy of house registration certification                                                                                     

      - A copy of Certificate of English proficiency :

        IELTS / TOEFL INTERNET BASED / TOEFL ITP / MU GRAD TEST                                   

     - A copy of proof of payment. 


Job option after graduation

     1. Scientists, researchers in medical sciences

     2. Lecturers or instructors who work in government or private educational institutions experts or consultants in translational medicine

     3. Owners or personals of companies that need expertise in translational medicine

     4. Managing directors for research projects conducted by Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological companies


Further information  may be obtained from the Director of  Graduate Studies,Translational Medicine:

      1. Prof. Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon     (E-mail :

             Research Center ,  Floor 3 , Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital

             Tel:  0 2201 0116              Fax  0 2201 0116

      2. Dr.Natini  Jinawath, MD, PhD, DABMG (E-mail :

            Research Center ,  Floor 3 , Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital

            Tel:  0 2201 0116              Fax  0 2201 0116

 Program Coordinator

     Mrs. Piromporn Rojana  (E-mail :

           Research Center ,  Floor 3 , Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital

           Tel:  0 2201 0116                Fax  0 2201 0116





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