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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
Assoc. Prof. Dr Norkhafizah Saddki
Email : fizah [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5804

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.

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

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.

Program Chairperson
Dr Yanti Johari
Email : yanti [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5848

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.

Program Chairperson
Dr Huwaina Abd. Ghani
Email : huwaina [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5843

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.

Program Chairperson
Dr Zurairah Berahim
Email : zurairah [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5832