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PhD Curriculum

Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Translational Medicine (International Programme)
หลักสูตร ปรัชญาดุษฎีบัณฑิต (ภาคปกติ) สาขาวิชา เวชศาสตร์ปริวรรต (หลักสูตรนานาชาติ)
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
คณะแพทยศาสตร์โรงพยาบาลรามาธิบดี
Expected number of Students to be accepted year round : 3 Students
Admission Requirements
A Candidate Must:
1. Candidate with the Bachelor’s degree: 
1.1 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 and must hold a GPA of over 3.25
1.2 Who has graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Dentistry from the institutes acknowledged by Office of the Higher Education Commission or those who are studying under The medical scholars program of schools medicine or dentistry, and must hold a GPA of over 3.00
1.3 Submit a certificate of English proficiency with minimum admission score:
- IELTS - at least 3
- TOEFL INTERNET BASED - at least 32
- IELTS -TOEFL ITP (test arranged by Faculty of Graduate Study, Mahidol University) - at least 400
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: www.grad.mahidol.ac.th
- MU English proficiency tests, please contact the Language Center, Faculty of Graduate Studies. Tel. 0-2441-4125 ext. 221-222
1.4 Exemption from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Committee under exceptional circumstances.

 

2. Candidate with the Master’s degree: 
2.1 Who has graduated with Master’s degree in Biology or Health Science
2.2 Have a minimum grade point average of 3.50;
2.3 Submit a certificate of English proficiency with minimum admission score:
- IELTS - at least 3
- TOEFL INTERNET BASE - at least 32
TOEFL ITP (test arranged by Faculty of Graduate Study, Mahidol University) - at least 400
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: www.grad.mahidol.ac.th
- MU English proficiency tests, please contact the Language Center, Faculty of Graduate Studies. Tel. 0-2441-4125 ext. 221-222
2.4 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 Time (Morning session)
 1. Biology
 2. Biochemistry
 3. General Science
9.00 – 12.00 a.m.
Examination Place
Mahidol University,Salaya, Nakhonpathom more details:
www.grad.mahidol.ac.th

 

Curriculum Structure

 

Plan 1

For students with Master’s Degree Credit
Required courses audit
Dissertation 48
For students with Bachelor Degree
Required courses audit
Dissertation 72

Plan 2

For students with Master’s Degree Programme in Translational Medicine

Credit

Required courses 8
Elective courses (not less than) 4
Dissertation 36
For students with Master’s Degree
Pre-requisite Courses audit
Required courses 8
Elective courses not less than 4
Dissertation 36
For students with Bachelor Degree
Required courses 20
Elective courses not less than 4
Dissertation 48

Plan 1

For students with Master’s Degree / Bachelor Degree 

Credit
Required courses audit
RATM 606 Critical Analysis of Biomedical and Translational Medical Research 1(1-0-2)
RATM 607 Seminars in Biomedical and Translational Medicine 1(1-0-2)
RATM 608 Communication in Translational Medicine Research I 1(1-0-2)
RATM 609 Communication in Translational Medicine Research II 1(1-0-2)

Dissertation For students with Master’s Degree

RATM 898 Dissertation 48(0-192-0)
For students with Bachelor Degree
RATM 899 Dissertation 72(0-288-0)

Plan 2

For students with Master’s Degree Programme in Translational Medicine 

Credit
Required courses
RATM 604 Analysis of Clinical Problems 2(2-0-4)
RATM 605 Advanced Research Skills and Laboratory Safety 2(1-2-3)
RATM 606 Critical Analysis of Biomedical and Translational Medicine Research 1(1-0-2)
RATM 607 Seminars in Biomedical and Translational Medicine 1(1-0-2)
RATM 608 Communication in Translational Medicine Research I 1(1-0-2)
RATM 609 Communication in Translational Medicine Research II 1(1-0-2)
Elective courses
SCID 503 Systemic Bioscience 3(3-0-6)
SCID 506 Concept of Molecular Biosciences 2(2-0-4)
SCID 511 Gene Technology 1(0-2-1)
SCID 513 Animal Cell Culture Techniques 1(0-2-1)
SCPM 508 Special Topics in Pharmacology 2(2-0-4)
SCPS 612 Current Topics in Cell Physiology 3(3-0-6)
Dissertation
RATM 699 Dissertation 36(0-144-0)

For students with Master’s Degree 

 
Pre-requisite Courses
SCID 500    Cell and Molecular Biology 3(3-0-6)
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)

Required Courses

RATM 604 Analysis of Clinical Problems 2(2-0-4)
RATM 605 Advanced Research Skills and Laboratory Safety 2(1-2-3)
RATM 606 Critical Analysis of Biomedical and Translational Medicine Research 1(1-0-2)
RATM 607 Seminars in Biomedical and Translational Medicine 1(1-0-2)
RATM 608 Communication in Translational Medicine Research I 1(1-0-2)
RATM 609 Communication in Translational Medicine Research II 1(1-0-2)
Elective Courses  
SCID 503 Systemic Bioscience 3(3-0-6)
SCID 506 Concept of Molecular Biosciences 2(2-0-4)
SCID 511 Gene Technology 1(0-2-1)
SCID 513 Animal Cell Culture Techniques 1(0-2-1)
SCPM 508 Special Topics in Pharmacology 2(2-0-4)
SCPS  612 Current Topics in Cell Physiology 3(3-0-6)
Dissertation  
RATM  699 Dissertation 36(0-144-0)

For students with Bachelor Degree 

 
Requied Courses
SCID 500 Cell and Molecular Biology 3(3-0-6)
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 604 Analysis of Clinical Problems 2(2-0-4)
RATM 605 Advanced Research Skills and Laboratory Safety 2(1-2-3)
RATM 606 Critical Analysis of Biomedical and Translational Medicine Research 1(1-0-2)
RATM 607 Seminars in Biomedical and Translational Medicine 1(1-0-2)
RATM 608 Communication in Translational Medicine Research I 1(1-0-2)
RATM 609 Communication in Translational Medicine Research II 1(1-0-2)
Elective Courses  
SCID 503 Systemic Bioscience 3(3-0-6)
SCID 506 Concept of Molecular Biosciences 2(2-0-4)
SCID 511 Gene Technology 1(0-2-1)
SCID 513 Animal Cell Culture Techniques 1(0-2-1)
SCPM 508 Special Topics in Pharmacology 2(2-0-4)
SCPS 612 Current Topics in Cell Physiology 3(3-0-6)
Dissertation  
RATM 799 Dissertation 48(0-192-0)

*  These may change in cases where there are suggestions for the improvement of the curriculum

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
           our program is the first Ph.D. program focusing on translational medicine in Thailand. 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: ratransmed@mahidol.ac.th Tel: 02-201-0116 Fax: 02-201-1611

 

Application Process
Application is only available via online application at www.grad.mahidol.ac.th

 

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

- 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 personnels 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, MD (E-mail: duangrurdee.wat@mahidol.ac.th)
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: jnatini@hotmail.com)
Research Center, Floor 3, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Tel: 0 2201 2615, Fax: 0 2201 0116

Program Coordinator

Mrs. Piromporn Rojana (E-mail: ratransmed@mahidol.ac.th)
Research Center, Floor 3, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Tel: 0 2201 0116, Fax: 0 2201 0116

Office of Academic Affairs, Research, and Innovation
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital. 270 Rama VI Rd., Ratchatewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand