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


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



GGA 501

Asas Kesihatan Awam Pergigian
Fundamentals of Dental Public Health

GGA 502

Epidemiologi Penyakit dan Kondisi Oral
Epidemiology of Oral Diseases and Conditions

GGA 504

Kaedah Penyelidikan
Research Methods

GGA 506


GGA 508

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

Semester 2


GGA 503

Pencegahan Penyakit Oral
Prevention of Oral Diseases

GGA 505

Promosi Kesihatan Oral
Oral Health Promotion

GGA 507

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

GGA 509

Projek Penyelidikan
Research Project


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

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


Master Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

School of Dental Sciences, USM is no longer offering new intake for this course, beginning Academic Session 2021/2022.



Master of Restorative Dentistry (Conservative)

School of Dental Sciences, USM is no longer offering new intake for this course, beginning Academic Session 2021/2022.



Master of Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics)

School of Dental Sciences, USM is no longer offering new intake for this course, beginning Academic Session 2021/2022.



Master Of Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

School of Dental Sciences, USM is no longer offering new intake for this course, beginning Academic Session 2021/2022.



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
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
Wadi Sofia International School
Address: Binjai Kubang Kerian Kota Bharu, Kelantan 16150 Malaysia
Telephone :(+609) 7641724
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
Al-Khatiri Hotel 
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 :
D&D Budget Inn
No. Lot 2056,
Jalan Raja Perempuan Zainab 2
16150 Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Phone: +60 19-937 7566

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