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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
Dr. Munirah Mohd Adnan
E-mail: muniraha [at] usm.my
Phone: +609 767 5888

 

Master of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

School of Dental Sciences, USM is no longer offering new intake for this course, beginning Academic Session 2022/2023.

 

 

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
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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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