Curriculum DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN MEDICAL AND MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Curriculum

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN MEDICAL AND MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Level Doctoral
Faculty / Institute FACULTY OF MEDICINE SIRIRAJ HOSPITAL
Website http://www.si.mahidol.ac.th

Degree Designation

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY(MEDICAL AND MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY)

Additional advantages of the programme

The Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, has been considered to be one of the best medical microbiology departments in Thailand. There are 17 full-time faculty members with Ph.D. degree with research grants awarded form international and national agencies. The faculty members conduct highly impact research on clinical and molecular- related microbiology especially on emerging infectious pathogens including HIV/AIDS, influenza andavian influenza virus, enterviruses, mycobacteria, leptosiposis, Burkholderlia pseudomallei, drug resistant bacteria, etc. The cluster in bacteriology, mycology and virology provides an outstanding training environment and emphasizes research opportunities in cutting-edge molecular techniques, in a wide-range of fields. There are for research laboratories with well-equipped for molecular and clinical microbiology laboratories, approximately 70 graduate students, 20 researcher scientists (Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree), and 56 technicians in the department. Thus, it is not only large enough to provide a stimulating research environment but also small enough to allow close interactions between the faculty members and graduate students. All qualified graduate students will be able to receive a scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine. After graduation, they will gain such experience in medical microbiology research, which is highly needed by various organizations, private companies, research institutes and academic institutions. Thus, they will have a good opportunity for their career development. Plan 1 of training offers the Ph.D. training opportunity for the infectious disease professionals or experienced microbiologists who wish to advance their microbiology knowledge and develop advance research skill. The plan features research-oriented training with no course work required

Admission Requirements

								   
											
							 For Plan 1

For the applicant who holds Bachelors degree, the applicant must
1.1. have a grade point average of at least 3.25 out of 4;
1.2. hold a bachelors degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy AND hold the Diploma of Board of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy. The course director of both programs has to agree upon the applicants application;
1.3 pass the English Competence Assessment of Doctoral Degree Students according to the criteria of the Faculty of Graduate Studies BEFORE admission

For the applicant who holds Masters degree, the applicant must
1.1. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4;
1.2. be a physician who holds a Diploma of Subspecialty Board of Infectious Diseases or the Diploma of Subspecialty Board of Clinical Pathology OR
1.3 hold a Masters degree of the microbiology-related major from an institution recognized by Mahidol University AND/OR with at least five years of experience in microbiology field AND is the first or corresponding author of at least one non-thesis publication in the peer review international journal
1.4 pass the English Competence Assessment of Doctoral Degree Students according to the criteria of the Faculty of Graduate Studies BEFORE admission

For Plan 2

For the applicant who holds bachelors degree, the applicant must
1.1. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4 (candidates with a lower GPA may be eligible with the permission of the Program Committee);
1.2. hold or be pursuing a bachelors degree (in the last semester) in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine or other related fields from an institution recognized by Mahidol University
1.3 pass the English Competence Assessment of Doctoral Degree Students according to the criteria of the Faculty of Graduate Studies BEFORE admission

For the applicant who holds masters degree, the applicant must
1.1. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4 (candidates with a lower GPA may be eligible with the permission of the Program Committee);
1.2. hold or be pursuing a masters degree (in the last semester) in microbiology or other related fields from an institution recognized by Mahidol University
1.3 pass the English Competence Assessment of Doctoral Degree Students according to the criteria of the Faculty of Graduate Studies BEFORE admission

Exemption from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Committee under exceptional circumstances.							 							 							 
							 
							 

Curriculum Structure

Plan 1.1 For students with Masters Degree
Dissertation 48            Credits
Plan 1 .2 For students with Bachelors Degree
Dissertation 72            Credits
Plan 2.1 For students with Masters Degree
Required Courses 6            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 6            Credits
Dissertation 36            Credits
Total not less than 48            Credits
Plan 2.2 For students with Bachelors Degree
Required Courses 16            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 8            Credits
Dissertation 48            Credits
Total not less than 72            Credits

Job Option after Graduation


- นักวิทยาศาสตร์ นักวิจัย นักวิชาการ ผู้เชี่ยวชาญ หัวหน้าโครงการวิจัยที่ต้องใช้ความรู้ทางด้านจุลชีววิทยาการแพทย์และโมเลกุลในการปฏิบัติงาน
- ผู้จัดการ หรือหัวหน้าห้องปฏิบัติการเกี่ยวกับเชื้อก่อโรค
- ผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านจุลชีววิทยาการแพทย์และโมเลกุล
- อาชีพอื่นๆที่ต้องใช้ความรู้ทางจุลชีววิทยา เช่น นักวิเคราะห์โครงงานวิจัย เป็นต้น

Course Requirements

Plan 1

Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SIMI899 : DISSERTATION 72
   For students with Master's degree
SIMI898 : DISSERTATION 48

Plan 2

Prerequisite Courses Credit
   For students with Master's degree
SIID501 : MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASIS OF BIOMEDICINE 3
SIMI501 : PRINCIPLE OF MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY 2
SIMI502 : PRINCIPLE OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY 1
SIMI503 : PATHOGENIC MICROBES 1
SIIM501 : IMMUNOLOGY 2
Required Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SIMI501 : PRINCIPLE OF MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY 2
SIMI502 : PRINCIPLE OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY 1
SIMI503 : PATHOGENIC MICROBES 1
SIMI607 : ADVANCED MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI608 : CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND APPLICATION OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI611 : MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI690 : DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN MOLECULAR AND MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
   For students with Master's degree
SIMI608 : CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND APPLICATION OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI690 : DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN MOLECULAR AND MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
Elective Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SIID501 : MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASIS OF BIOMEDICINE 3
SIID503 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE 2
SIID505 : STATISTICS FOR BIOMEDICINE 2
SIMI504 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 1
SIMI510 : PATHOGENESIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2
SIMI514 : HIV/AIDS : MOLECULAR VIROLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY& CELL BIOLOGY 3
SIMI609 : ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI616 : DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI618 : ADVANCED MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI619 : VACCINE SCIENCES 2
SIMI620 : MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 2
SIMI621 : CLINICAL CORRELATION IN DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIIM501 : IMMUNOLOGY 2
   For students with Master's degree
SIMI514 : HIV/AIDS : MOLECULAR VIROLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY& CELL BIOLOGY 3
SIMI616 : DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI618 : ADVANCED MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI619 : VACCINE SCIENCES 2
Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SIMI799 : DISSERTATION 48
   For students with Master's degree
SIMI699 : DISSERTATION 36