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The School of Postgraduate Studies supports, administers and coordinates the training of higher degrees (Masters and PhD) by research and taught Masters programmes within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. As one of the five Schools in the Faculty, the School of Postgraduate Studies strives to ensure that all these activities are carried out to the highest standards. This School aims to enhance the quality of all aspects of the postgraduate and postdoctoral experience, both academic and social. The School continually attracts some of the best academics in the world, and many have become leaders in their fields.

The School aims to produce graduates with attributes that are sought by a wide range of employers, facilitates the development of research amongst its staff, strengthens linkages with other Research Institutes, and facilitates research-led approaches to teaching.

Learn About The Institute for Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI)

The School works closely with IRDI as a vital part of the School’s programme involves research in this research-intensive university.

Programmes Offered

Message from the Dean

Assoc Prof Dr Tan Eng Lai

Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, BSc (Murd. Aust) M.Biotech (UM), PhD (UM)

“At the School of Postgraduate Studies, you can go on to obtain a Master’s or Doctorate Degree in any of our nine programmes. We provide a conducive atmosphere for our students, as well as experienced academics who facilitate their learning and supervise them as they go through their programmes. We have facilities for our students to ensure that they get the best out of their studies. Postgraduate students are a vital part of a research intensive university. They contribute to the intellectual vitality and vibrancy of the institutions as they learn, grow and develop. Our students have consistently won a number of grants and fellowships every year. These give them the opportunity to travel abroad to present their research findings at scientific conferences.”

Achievement & Engagement Activities

  • Covid-19: Ideas and Information Exchange Between a Malaysian University and an Australian University
On 26 July 2020, Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, organized the first virtual seminar with International Medical University (IMU) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss and exchange experiences on Covid-19 pandemic between the two countries. It managed to engage over 40 participants from both institutions. Participants comprised of faculty members and students of IMU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management and MSc in Public Health as well as faculty members and students from Flinders University’s Master of Health Administration in Australia, Singapore, and China. Read more on IMU News.
  • IMU Students Promote Anti- Smoking to Adolescents in Kuala Pilah
1 April 2015 – Students from the International Medical University (IMU)’s MSc in Public Health along with Medical students from the University’s Clinical School in Seremban conducted an anti-smoking campaign for adolescents at a semi-urban school in Kuala Pilah, a town about two and a half hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. The adolescents, who are studying in a school with a very quiet and peaceful environment, were full of energy and very receptive to the entire campaign. They were given a questionnaire to test them on their knowledge and awareness of smoking. Read the full story on IMU News 
  • Expedition to Signy Research Station with the British Antarctic Survey
On 13 November 2019, an IMU postgraduate student, Nur Alia joined the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) expeditioners in London, United Kingdom, to depart for Punta Arenas, Chile, where they would board the RRS James Clark Ross to sail to Signy Island in Antarctica. The expedition was part of fieldwork for the research project titled ‘Molecular evaluation of biogeography and functional redundancy theory in Antarctic rhizosphere prokaryotic communities’. As the principal investigator and field personnel for the project, Nur Alia’s objective for the expedition was to collect rhizosphere soil samples from various locations around the island, noting the plant species and the pH, moisture and conductivity of the soil, before sending them back to Malaysia for further analysis. More about this on IMU News.

Engagement Activities

  • Covid-19: Ideas and Information Exchange Between a Malaysian University and an Australian University
On 26 July 2020, Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, organized the first virtual seminar with International Medical University (IMU) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss and exchange experiences on Covid-19 pandemic between the two countries. It managed to engage over 40 participants from both institutions. Participants comprised of faculty members and students of IMU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management and MSc in Public Health as well as faculty members and students from Flinders University’s Master of Health Administration in Australia, Singapore, and China. Read more on IMU News.
  • IMU Students Promote Anti- Smoking to Adolescents in Kuala Pilah
1 April 2015 – Students from the International Medical University (IMU)’s MSc in Public Health along with Medical students from the University’s Clinical School in Seremban conducted an anti-smoking campaign for adolescents at a semi-urban school in Kuala Pilah, a town about two and a half hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. The adolescents, who are studying in a school with a very quiet and peaceful environment, were full of energy and very receptive to the entire campaign. They were given a questionnaire to test them on their knowledge and awareness of smoking. Read the full story on IMU News 

Achievements

  • Expedition to Signy Research Station with the British Antarctic Survey
On 13 November 2019, an IMU postgraduate student, Nur Alia joined the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) expeditioners in London, United Kingdom, to depart for Punta Arenas, Chile, where they would board the RRS James Clark Ross to sail to Signy Island in Antarctica. The expedition was part of fieldwork for the research project titled ‘Molecular evaluation of biogeography and functional redundancy theory in Antarctic rhizosphere prokaryotic communities’. As the principal investigator and field personnel for the project, Nur Alia’s objective for the expedition was to collect rhizosphere soil samples from various locations around the island, noting the plant species and the pH, moisture and conductivity of the soil, before sending them back to Malaysia for further analysis. More about this on IMU News.

Views from Our Community

Kashmita

Student, MSc in Molecular Medicine (ODL)

This programme (MSc in Molecular Medicine) has been so convenient in upgrading my knowledge and academic status without creating much conflict between my work and postgraduate learning as 100% teaching and learning are done online. The easy access to course materials, discussions, assignment submissions, presentation, and feedback allows me to learn at my own convenient time and place guided by the targeted learning timeline with also guidance by the lecturers.

Dr Anuradha Nadarajah

Student, MSc in Public Health (ODL)

MSc PH programme in ODL mode is convenient and beneficial to upgrade my knowledge and academic status without creating much conflict between my work and postgraduate learning schedule as 80% of teaching and learning are done online with only 20% of campus requirement for field visits and practical sessions. The dates for the field visits and practical sessions are informed earlier when the semester begins so that we will be able to plan our schedule.

Zhang Shiming

Student, PhD in Medical and Health Sciences

My current research work in IMU aims to provide scientific evidence for traditional uses of medicinal plants. The deciding factors for me to leave my home country to IMU are its respectable research culture, state of art facilities and availability of expertise in my research area. With guidance from my supervisors and support from the research team, my research skills are being continuously improved.

Ali Qusay Khalid

Student, Master in Molecular Medicine

I chose to learn from the best. The journey has started after completing my Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences. A passion was developed, inside me, towards exploring the threat of Dengue Virus and the role to minimise it. After much consideration, I decided to take up MSc in Molecular Medicine at IMU due to its mixed-mode scheme that builds a firm basis for reputed research work under professional supervision. The programme offered a unique opportunity via Artificial Intelligence to design anti-Dengue models using the innovative Schrödinger Software. I was able to achieve my goal with distinction and deep understanding.

Rajesh Vivekanandan

Student, Master in Molecular Medicine

IMU MSc in Molecular Medicine focused on strengthening the basic knowledge about research methodology which helped in my career as a researcher. The programme is structured to introduce various impending research areas to find our personal interest in the vast field of medical research. The IMU faculty have multiple areas of expertise and are supportive in imparting their knowledge to us. I'm very thankful to my supervisor at IMU for introducing me to his collaborator at National University of Singapore for my research project which has enhanced my career prospects as a budding medical scientist.

Get to Know the Faculty Members of the School

The academic community of IMU pursues and achieves excellence in a wide range of research activities. Our faculty members are highly qualified and experienced in different disciplines.

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