This is a two-year programme comprising eight terms of three months duration. In addition to lectures and tutorials, students are also involved in protocol writing, data collection and conducting a research study, in which the faculty members provide all possible support and guidance as advisors. The programme has a continuous evaluation system, which includes presentations, midterm(s) and final examinations during each term. The students are also required to defend their thesis at the end of the programme. All the course work is scheduled during the first 18 months, while the summer months of year I and last six months in year II are mainly for research and thesis writing. Students get the opportunity to assist faculty in teaching undergraduates based on their accomplishments.
Minimum Academic Requirements
Candidates who have at least one year's work experience after graduation, preferably in a health related field at the time of application (part-time, internship and voluntary work is not included) and hold at least one of the following degrees are eligible to apply:
- An MBBS degree
- A Master's degree (in science including social sciences disciplines)
- Four-year bachelors undergraduate degree or equivalent e.g. BScN; BDS; DVM, etc.
Application for admission must be on the prescribed application form, along with the following supporting documents.
A complete set of official transcripts of academic record in secondary school, college, graduate school and/or professional schools, with certification of degrees conferred, courses taken and grades received.
Statement of Objectives
A statement of objectives, summarising past education, training and experience, as well as interests and future aims, is required. A curriculum vitae and list of publications, if any, should be included.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation from at least three persons who are well-acquainted with the applicant's previous academic work and professional experience.
The University is offering applicants the choice to complete their stipulated two-year requirement in extended time; i.e. either in three or four years. Health professionals, with other responsibilities and commitments who wish to upgrade their qualifications, would now be able to benefit from the part-time programme to complete the required courses in three or four years instead of two years. A further detail regarding flexibility is available from the Programme Director and Programme Office.