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

 

Master of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

(Starting from the academic session 2021/2022, this programme is opened to Malaysian candidate only)
 

INTRODUCTION

The Master of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty program, which is offered by the School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The program is a continuous 48-month course duration that prepares the graduate for the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery covers that part of surgery which deals with the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the human jaws and associated maxillofacial structures. The four-year program is designed to prepare residents for a career in education, research, or clinical practice in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Clinical training is aimed at providing the resident with the broadest possible exposure to oral and maxillofacial surgery including : dentoalveolar surgery, trauma, orthognathic, craniofacial surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, pre-prosthetic, reconstructive, head and neck oncology surgery, implant surgery, treatment of pathology and cosmetic surgery.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at School of Dental sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia is conducting this program. This program will prepare the candidate for holistic management of patients in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty. The scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and length of training fulfils the guidelines of training defined by the Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2005).

General Objective

The Master of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery degree is designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The program is designed to facilitate the advanced development of clinical, academic and research skills necessary for them to further their career in academia, research or specialty practice. This course provides the educational component required for specialist training.

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.

i) Phase1 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 have to sit for their Basic Medical Sciences examination or FRACDS Part I 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.

ii) 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.

iii) 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 Third Year or FRACDS Part II examination. There will be a hospital residency training program at the selected departments in Hospital USM (12 months). The hospital residency training program includes rotations in Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology and Accident & Emergency.

  1. The Year Four program comprises of a ten (10) month clinical attachment in the specialty, either in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya or other clinical training centers recognized by the University. It also includes research component leading to the submission of dissertation followed by a defense viva.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (BDS, DDS or an equivalent degree) recognized by Malaysian Dental Council
  2. Have at least three years post registration experience in dentistry. Staff from Ministry Of Health must complete at least 3 years compulsory services.
  3. Obtain at least a credit in Bahasa Malaysia in SPM/ STPM (for Malaysian citizen) or equivalent examination.

Special Requirement

  1. Local candidates will be called for interview by Postgraduate Committee before final selection
  2. Candidates are required to meet all other requirements set from time to time by the Postgraduate Committee, School Board or USM.

Language Requirements

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

Exemption is given to candidate with:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English; or
  • English courses from selected Malaysian public/private university or institution. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses should be previously identified and approved by the University Postgraduate Studies Council).

Duration

Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters

Fees

Malaysian (MYR)

International (USD)

  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Personal Bond : N/A
  • Tuition Fee : 20,000.00 X 8 Units = 160,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Registration Fees : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fees : 7,500.00 X 8 Units = 60,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00

** Fees are subject to change

For further information, please contact the Program Chairperson at the following email address:

Dr. Marzuki Omar

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Master of Paediatric Dentistry

INTRODUCTION

Master of Paediatric Dentistry is specialty program which is offered by the School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The program is established to train dental graduates to become Paediatric Dentistry specialists. Up to the year 2020, there are less than 70 Paediatric Dentistry specialists in Malaysia. Therefore, the establishment of the programme by the School of Dental Sciences, USM could help in fulfilling the country’s needs to increase the number of specialists to accommodate the increase in population and standard of oral health care. Other than that, as knowledge and technology of dentistry advances, more graduates will be interested to further their studies and update their knowledge and skills. As for 2021 intake, only 2 universities in our country offering training in Paediatric Dentistry (Universiti Malaya and Universiti Teknologi MARA). There is a need for a similar program established by the School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia to increase the number of paediatric dentistry specialists in Malaysia.

Master of Paediatric Dentistry program has been offered upon request by the Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health to increase the number of Paediatric Dentistry specialists in the country. Requests were also received from international students, seeking a place to specialise in Paediatric Dentistry. 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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

Phase I

Phase1 is the first year of the Master of Paediatric 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 have to sit for Basic Science 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 Paediatric Dentistry specialty as well as introducing the students to research methodology and biostatistics.

Phase II

Phase II is the second year of the Master of Paediatric Dentistry program. It comprises of a research component in the specialty option chosen by the students and the need to write up dissertation as partial fulfilment of the program. There are also clinical practices throughout the year.

Phase III

Phase III is the third and fourth year of the Master of Paediatric Dentistry program. It comprises of complex clinical practices in the field of Paediatric Dentistry chosen by the candidates. There will also be course work such as lectures and seminar. 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 in clinical training centre recognized by the University. Advanced clinical practices and coursework in the specialty option continues until near the completion of the course.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (BDS, DDS or an equivalent degree) recognize by Malaysian Dental Council
  2. Have at least three years post registration experience in dentistry. Staff from Ministry Of Health must complete at least 3 years compulsory services.
  3. Obtain at least a credit in Bahasa Malaysia in SPM/ STPM (for Malaysian citizen) or equivalent examination.

Special Requirement

  1. Local candidates will be called for interview by Postgraduate Committee before final selection
  2. Candidates are required to meet all other requirements set from time to time by the Postgraduate Committee, School Board or USM.

Language Requirements

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

Exemption is given to candidate with:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English; or
  • English courses from selected Malaysian public/private university or institution. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses should be previously identified and approved by the University Postgraduate Studies Council).

Duration

Full-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters

Fees

Malaysian (MYR)

International (USD)

· Registration Fee : 340.00
· Personal Bond : N/A
· Tuition Fee : 20,000.00 X 8 Units = 160,000.00
· Convocation Fee : 200.00

· Registration Fees : 227.50
· Personal Bond : 1000.00
· Tuition Fees : 7,500.00 X 8 Units = 60,000.00
· Convocation Fee : 50.00

** Fees are subject to change

For further information, please contact the Program Chairperson at the following email address:

Dr. Fadzlinda Baharin
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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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