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Doctor of Philosophy

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Master of Science (Dentistry)

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Field Codes

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Master Of Dental Public Health

CURICULUM STRUCTURE

The MDPH program covers a minimum period of one (1) academic year consisting of two (2) semesters of 14 learning and teaching weeks each. The maximum duration of candidature is two (2) years. This full-time coursework program consists of nine (9) courses including a research project. Methods of learning and teaching include lectures, seminars, group discussions, practical classes, and specific assignments such as reports and community project. Courses offered are the core courses in Dental Public Health that will equip candidates with knowledge and skills required to achieve the objectives of this program. Candidates are required to register and pass all courses.

Semester 1

COURSE

UNIT

GGA 501

Asas Kesihatan Awam Pergigian
Fundamentals of Dental Public Health
4

GGA 502

Epidemiologi Penyakit dan Kondisi Oral
Epidemiology of Oral Diseases and Conditions
4

GGA 504

Kaedah Penyelidikan
Research Methods
4

GGA 506

Biostatistik
Biostatistics
4

GGA 508

Pengurusan Penjagaan dan Perkhidmatan Kesihatan
Oral Management of Oral Health Care and Services
4


Semester 2

COURSE UNIT

GGA 503

Pencegahan Penyakit Oral
Prevention of Oral Diseases
4

GGA 505

Promosi Kesihatan Oral
Oral Health Promotion
4

GGA 507

Isu Semasa dalam Penjagaan Kesihatan Oral
Current Issues in Oral Health Care
4

GGA 509

Projek Penyelidikan
Research Project
8


TOTAL UNIT FOR GRADUATION = 40

Candidates will be awarded the Master of Dental Public Health upon completion of this program.   

Program Chairperson
Associate Professor Dr Normastura Abd Rahman
E-mail: normastura [at] usm.my
Phone: +609 767 5822

Master Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Master of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is a coursework program. This program consists of three phases: Phase I, II and III.

Phase I is the first year of the Master of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program. It comprises of instructions in Basic Medical and Dental Science subjects such as Pathology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy and Histology over a period of six (6) months. The candidates must sit for their FRACDS primary examination at the end of semester I Year 1. The final six (6) months of Year 1 comprises of General Dentistry lectures, attachment in the oral maxillofacial unit as well as introducing the students to research methodology and biostatistics.

Phase II is the second year of the program. It comprises of a research component and clinical attachment over a period of 12 months including training in the Oral and Maxillofacial and Head and Neck Surgery in USM.

Phase III is the third and fourth year of the program. Year Three consists of course work such as lectures, seminar and review of past year questions as a preparation for the students to sit for their FRACDS Part II examination. There will be a hospital residency training program at the selected departments in HUSM (12 months). The hospital residency training program includes rotations in Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, ORL and Accident & Emergency Unit. The Year Four program comprises of a three (12) month clinical attachment in the specialty, either in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya or other clinical training centres recognized by the University. It also includes research component leading to the submission of dissertation followed by a defence viva.

FRACDS Examination

Candidates are required to sit for 2 (TWO) parts of FRACDS examinations: Primary Examination and Final Examination.

The Primary Examination is currently held at the School of Dental Sciences, USM. Approximately 4-6 months prior to the examination, candidates are required to attend the Orientation Course in Sydney, Australia.

The Final Examination or Part II examination is held at 2 locations: the written paper at the School of Dental Sciences, USM, and the viva voce in Sydney, Australia (about one week after the written paper). Approximately 6 months prior to the Final Examination, candidates are required to attend the Final Examination Workshop in Sydney, Australia.

Further information about the FRACDS examinations can be found at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) website.

For international students, visa application to enter Australia can be lodged with the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or in your home country. Please refer to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for the latest rules and regulations.

Visa application process is the sole responsibility of the candidates, and the university will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by candidates whose visa application is finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Program Chairperson
Dr Marzuki Omar
Email : marzukie [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5838

Master Of Restorative Dentistry (Conservative)

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This program consists of three phases: Phase I, II and III.

Phase1 is the first year of the Master of Restorative Dentistry program. It comprises of instructions in Basic Medical and Dental Science subjects such as Pathology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy and Histology over a period of six (6) months. The candidates must sit for their FRACDS primary examination at the end of semester I Year 1. The final six (6) months of Year 1 comprises of operative techniques in the skill laboratory and clinical training in General Dental Practice (GDP) as well as introducing the students to research methodology and biostatistics.

Phase II is the second year of the Master of Restorative program. It comprises of a research and clinical component in the specialty option chosen by the candidates.

Phase III is the third and fourth year of the Master of Restorative Dentistry program. It comprises of complex clinical practices in the field of conservative dentistry, periodontics, or prosthodontics as chosen by the candidates. There will also be course work such as lectures, seminar and review of past year questions as a preparation for the students to sit for their FRACDS Part II examination. Research component in the specialty option continues, leading to the submission of a dissertation three months before the end of Year 3 followed by a viva defence. The Year Four program comprises of a three (3) month clinical attachment in the specialty option, either in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya or other clinical training centre recognized by the University. Advanced clinical practices and coursework in the specialty option continues until near the completion of the course. It also includes research component leading to the submission of dissertation followed by a defence viva.

FRACDS Examination

Candidates are required to sit for 2 (TWO) parts of FRACDS examinations: Primary Examination and Final Examination.

The Primary Examination is currently held at the School of Dental Sciences, USM. Approximately 4-6 months prior to the examination, candidates are required to attend the Orientation Course in Sydney, Australia.

The Final Examination or Part II examination is held at 2 locations: the written paper at the School of Dental Sciences, USM, and the viva voce in Sydney, Australia (about one week after the written paper). Approximately 6 months prior to the Final Examination, candidates are required to attend the Final Examination Workshop in Sydney, Australia.

Further information about the FRACDS examinations can be found at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) website.

For international students, visa application to enter Australia can be lodged with the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or in your home country. Please refer to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for the latest rules and regulations.

Visa application process is the sole responsibility of the candidates, and the university will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by candidates whose visa application is finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Program Chairperson
Dr Rabihah Alawi
Email : rabihah [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5850

Master Of Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics)

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This program consists of three phases: Phase I, II and III.

Phase1 is the first year of the Master of Restorative Dentistry program. It comprises of instructions in Basic Medical and Dental Science subjects such as Pathology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy and Histology over a period of six (6) months. The candidates must sit for their FRACDS primary examination at the end of semester I Year 1. The final six (6) months of Year 1 comprises of operative techniques in the skill laboratory and clinical training in General Dental Practice (GDP) as well as introducing the students to research methodology and biostatistics.

Phase II is the second year of the Master of Restorative program. It comprises of a research and clinical component in the specialty option chosen by the candidates.

Phase III is the third and fourth year of the Master of Restorative Dentistry program. It comprises of complex clinical practices in the field of conservative dentistry, periodontics, or prosthodontics as chosen by the candidates. There will also be course work such as lectures, seminar and review of past year questions as a preparation for the students to sit for their FRACDS Part II examination. Research component in the specialty option continues, leading to the submission of a dissertation three months before the end of Year 3 followed by a viva defence. The Year Four program comprises of a three (3) month clinical attachment in the specialty option, either in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya or other clinical training centre recognized by the University. Advanced clinical practices and coursework in the specialty option continues until near the completion of the course. It also includes research component leading to the submission of dissertation followed by a defence viva.

FRACDS Examination

Candidates are required to sit for 2 (TWO) parts of FRACDS examinations: Primary Examination and Final Examination.

The Primary Examination is currently held at the School of Dental Sciences, USM. Approximately 4-6 months prior to the examination, candidates are required to attend the Orientation Course in Sydney, Australia.

The Final Examination or Part II examination is held at 2 locations: the written paper at the School of Dental Sciences, USM, and the viva voce in Sydney, Australia (about one week after the written paper). Approximately 6 months prior to the Final Examination, candidates are required to attend the Final Examination Workshop in Sydney, Australia.

Further information about the FRACDS examinations can be found at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) website.

For international students, visa application to enter Australia can be lodged with the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or in your home country. Please refer to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for the latest rules and regulations.

Visa application process is the sole responsibility of the candidates, and the university will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by candidates whose visa application is finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Program Chairperson
Associate Professor Dr Erry Mochamad Arief
Email : erry[at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5832

Master Of Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This program consists of three phases: Phase I, II and III.

Phase1 is the first year of the Master of Restorative Dentistry program. It comprises of instructions in Basic Medical and Dental Science subjects such as Pathology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy and Histology over a period of six (6) months. The candidates must sit for their FRACDS primary examination at the end of semester I Year 1. The final six (6) months of Year 1 comprises of operative techniques in the skill laboratory and clinical training in General Dental Practice (GDP) as well as introducing the students to research methodology and biostatistics.

Phase II is the second year of the Master of Restorative program. It comprises of a research and clinical component in the specialty option chosen by the candidates.

Phase III is the third and fourth year of the Master of Restorative Dentistry program. It comprises of complex clinical practices in the field of conservative dentistry, periodontics, or prosthodontics as chosen by the candidates. There will also be course work such as lectures, seminar and review of past year questions as a preparation for the students to sit for their FRACDS Part II examination. Research component in the specialty option continues, leading to the submission of a dissertation three months before the end of Year 3 followed by a viva defence. The Year Four program comprises of a three (3) month clinical attachment in the specialty option, either in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya or other clinical training centre recognized by the University. Advanced clinical practices and coursework in the specialty option continues until near the completion of the course. It also includes research component leading to the submission of dissertation followed by a defence viva.

FRACDS Examination

Candidates are required to sit for 2 (TWO) parts of FRACDS examinations: Primary Examination and Final Examination.

The Primary Examination is currently held at the School of Dental Sciences, USM. Approximately 4-6 months prior to the examination, candidates are required to attend the Orientation Course in Sydney, Australia.

The Final Examination or Part II examination is held at 2 locations: the written paper at the School of Dental Sciences, USM, and the viva voce in Sydney, Australia (about one week after the written paper). Approximately 6 months prior to the Final Examination, candidates are required to attend the Final Examination Workshop in Sydney, Australia.

Further information about the FRACDS examinations can be found at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) website.

For international students, visa application to enter Australia can be lodged with the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or in your home country. Please refer to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for the latest rules and regulations.

Visa application process is the sole responsibility of the candidates, and the university will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by candidates whose visa application is finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Program Chairperson
Dr Nor Aidaniza Abdul Muttlib
Email : aidaniza [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5840

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Choose a life in USM campus for a convenient, focused and supportive environment designed to allow the disciplined study necessary to complete a graduate-level course. Accommodation for postgraduate students is limited in student hostels. There are 2 students hostels (Desasiswa) available in this campus. Each hostel has a student canteen that offers a wide variety of meals at reasonable prices. The room rate for the hostel ranges from RM66 to RM150 a month while the family unit in RM210 for a single room unit and RM280 for a double room unit. The room rates are not inclusive of bedding and cleaning. A breakage deposit is required for family units and student's activities fee of RM10 per semester is also charged. Beddings are not provided at the hostel.

Desasiswa Murni
Kampus Kesihatan
Universiti Sains Malaysia
16100 Kubang Kerian
Kelantan
Telephone Number: 09-7671163 / 2286
 
Off-Campus Accommodation
Postgraduate students may be accommodated in private residences. It should be pointed out that the rates can vary appreciably depending upon the type of lodging, proximity to campus and the other relevant factors. Generally, information on private residences for rent are available through the Student Affairs Department and the local newspapers. The rent for a 3-room unfurnished apartment is about RM1000. There are some of off-campus options such as:
Anjung Vista Apartment (about RM1500/month)
Double storey house bandar Baru Kubang Kerian (about 1500/month)
Student with Family:
There are several childcare around the campus and two international schools in Kota Bharu.

International Schools:
Sekolah Antarabangsa Kelantan
Address:Sekolah Antarabangsa Kelantan, 5376B, Jalan Telipot, 15150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Telephone:(+609) 744 6991
Web: http://www.educationdestinationmalaysia.com/school-finder/school/kelantan-international-school/
 
Wadi Sofia International School
Address: Binjai Kubang Kerian Kota Bharu, Kelantan 16150 Malaysia
Telephone :(+609) 7641724
Web: http://www.wadisofia.edu.my
 
Settling In
Living Expenses:
A foreign student would require US$4,000 per year for food, accommodation, books and other expenses, exclusive of tuition fees.
 
Transportation in Campus:
Most of the academic places in the campus are within 10 to 15 minutes walking distance. Many students do walk but some students would prefer to have their own mode of transport which would normally be a motorcycle. Foreign students who want to use their own transport must make sure that they have a valid International license that should be obtained in their own country, before proceeding to Malaysia. Driving in Malaysia is on the left hand side of the road. A student who has his/her own transport in the campus needs to register it with the Security Office of USM. A form is provided for the purpose of registration and the student needs to show his/her student card, driving license, the vehicle's registration card and insurance policy. Once registered, the student will be given a university sticker for the vehicle.

Hotel and Budget Inn
Avee Budget Inn, Hotel & Apartment
(In Front of Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia [HUSM], Kubang Kerian)
Infront of Hospital USM Kubang Kerian (2 branches)
PT 1536 & 1614,
Jalan Persiaran 6 Kenali
Kota Bharu 16150, Kelantan.
-Avee Budget Inn (2nd branch)
Only 300 metres to our 1st branch.
Phone: 6-09-7649797, 6-09-7649000
Handphone 019-9399999, 016-9842020
Fax: 09-7640999
Email: aveebudgetinn@gmail.com
 
Al-Khatiri Hotel 
Address
Lot PT 1763
Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian
16150 Kota Bharu
Kelantan Darul Naim

Contact Number
Al Khatiri Travel & Tour
09 760 7373
 
Al Khatiri Restaurant
09 765 5888
Email : admin@alkhatiri.com
 
D&D Budget Inn
No. Lot 2056,
Jalan Raja Perempuan Zainab 2
16150 Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Kelantan
Phone: +60 19-937 7566

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