Curriculum DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Curriculum

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

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

Degree Designation

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY(TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE)

Additional advantages of the programme

our program is the first Ph.D. program focusing on translational medicine in Thailand. The program aims to decompartmentalize the traditional research training, where basic scientists are not generally trained to think of the clinical application of their work, and clinicians are often not taught to formulate research studies based on clinical observations. To achieve this, the students will be mentored by both scientists and clinicians to provide the opportunity to focus on the translation of scientific discoveries into the application of diagnosis, prognosis prediction, therapies and cures of human diseases. The curriculum offers a broad exposure to clinical medicine in multidisciplinary fashion in order to fit best with the interest,background and requirement of each student, as well as a strong foundation of knowledge in research design, methodology, and skill in writing proposal for competitive research funding. In addition, medicalrelated emerging fields such as pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, and bioengineering etc., are open for those students who are interested in such area

Admission Requirements

								   
											
							 Plan 1
Plan 1.1 Graduates with a master's degree
1. Graduated with a Master's degree in Biology or Health Science or with other majors from the institutes acknowledged by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC).
2. Grade point average at least 3.50.
3. English test score according to the requirement for English proficiency established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Mahidol University.
4. Have work experience as a university lecturer, medical doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, researcher or who have experience in research area at least 2 years. 
5. Have at least 3 research publications as a first author or corresponding author in internal peer reviewed journal or journals in ISI or Scopus or Medline database.
6. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, but has other suitable qualifications and experience, may be considered to apply for admission by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 Plan 1.2 Graduates with a bachelor degree
1. Graduated Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Pharmacy from the institutes acknowledged by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC) with certificate of medical specialty specialization (Certificate of sub-specialty in the medical profession) from educational institutions either in Thailand or abroad, which are certified by the Thai Medical Council or Dental Council or Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy Council. 
2. Grade point average at least 3.50.
3. English test score according to the requirement for English proficiency established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Mahidol University.
4. Have work experience as a university lecturer, medical doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, researcher or who have experience in research area at least 2 years. 
5. Have at least 3 research publications as a first author or corresponding author in internal peer reviewed journal or journals in ISI or Scopus or Medline database.
6. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, but has other suitable qualifications and experience, may be considered to apply for admission by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Plan 2
Plan 2.1 Graduates with a master's degree in Translational Medicine
1. Graduated with a Master's degree in Translational Medicine by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC).
2. Grade point average at least 3.50.
3. English test score according to the requirement for English proficiency established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Mahidol University.
4. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, but has other suitable qualifications and experience, may be considered to apply for admission by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Plan 2.1 Graduates with a master's degree 
1. Graduated with a Master's degree in Biology or Health Science or with other majors from the institutes acknowledged by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC). 
2. Grade point average at leas 3.50.
3. English test score according to the requirement for English proficiency established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Mahidol University.
4. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, but has other suitable qualifications and experience, may be considered to apply for admission by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Plan 2.2 Graduates with a bachelor degree 
1. Graduated a Bachelor degree or enrolling in the last semester of Bachelor degree in Biology or Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or other related fields acknowledged by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC). Grade point average at least 3.25.
2. Graduated Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Higher Education Commission-certified educational institutions, or study in the Mahidol University's Ph.D. - M.D. medical scholar program (MSP) with a grade point average of at least 3.50.
3. English test score according to the requirement for English proficiency established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Mahidol University.
4. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, but has other suitable qualifications and experience, may be considered to apply for admission by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.							 							 							 
							 
							 

Curriculum Structure

Plan 1.1 For students with Master's Degree
Dissertation 48            Credits
Plan 1.2 For students with Bachelor's Degree
Total not less than 72            Credits
Plan 2.1 For students with Master's Degree in Translational Medicine or equivalent
Required Courses 8            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 4            Credits
Dissertation 36            Credits
Total not less than 48            Credits
Plan 2.1 For students with Master's Degree or equivalent
Prerequisite Course No Credit
Required Courses 8            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 4            Credits
Dissertation 36            Credits
Total not less than 48            Credits
Plan 2.2 For students with Bachelor's Degree
Required Courses 20            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 4            Credits
Dissertation 48            Credits
Total not less than 72            Credits

Job Option after Graduation


- Scientists, researchers in biomedical sciences
- Consultants in government or private educational institutions as experts or consultants in translational medicine
- Owners or personnel of companies that need expertise in translational medicine
- Managing directors for research projects conducted by Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological companies

Course Requirements

Plan 1

Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
RATM899 : DISSERTATION 72
   For students with Master's degree
RATM898 : DISSERTATION 48

Plan 2

Prerequisite Courses Credit
   FOR STUDENTS WITH MASTER'S DEGREE IN OTHER FIELDS
RATM511 : MOLECULAR BASIS OF HUMAN DISEASES 3
RATM512 : TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 3
RATM513 : CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 3
SCID500 : CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3
Required Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
RATM604 : ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL PROBLEMS 2
RATM605 : ADVANCED RESEARCH SKILLS AND LABORATORY SAFETY 2
RATM606 : CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOMEDICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
RATM511 : MOLECULAR BASIS OF HUMAN DISEASES 3
RATM512 : TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 3
RATM513 : CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 3
RATM607 : SEMINARS IN BIOMEDICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 1
RATM610 : COMMUNICATION IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
RATM611 : COACHING AND MENTORING IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
SCID500 : CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3
   FOR STUDENTS WITH MASTER'S DEGREE IN OTHER FIELDS
RATM604 : ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL PROBLEMS 2
RATM605 : ADVANCED RESEARCH SKILLS AND LABORATORY SAFETY 2
RATM606 : CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOMEDICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
RATM607 : SEMINARS IN BIOMEDICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 1
RATM610 : COMMUNICATION IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
RATM611 : COACHING AND MENTORING IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
   
RATM604 : ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL PROBLEMS 2
RATM605 : ADVANCED RESEARCH SKILLS AND LABORATORY SAFETY 2
RATM606 : CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOMEDICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
RATM607 : SEMINARS IN BIOMEDICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 1
RATM610 : COMMUNICATION IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
RATM611 : COACHING AND MENTORING IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH 1
Elective Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
RATM621 : PRINCIPLE OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2
RATM622 : APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2
RATM623 : DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT 2
RATM624 : TRANSLATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY 2
SCID503 : SYSTEMIC BIOSCIENCE 3
SCID506 : CONCEPTS OF MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE 2
SCID511 : GENE TECHNOLOGY 1
SCID513 : ANIMAL CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES 1
SCPM508 : SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY 2
SCPS612 : CURRENT TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY 3
   FOR STUDENTS WITH MASTER'S DEGREE IN OTHER FIELDS
RATM624 : TRANSLATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY 2
SCID503 : SYSTEMIC BIOSCIENCE 3
SCID506 : CONCEPTS OF MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE 2
SCID511 : GENE TECHNOLOGY 1
SCID513 : ANIMAL CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES 1
SCPM508 : SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY 2
SCPS612 : CURRENT TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY 3
   
RATM621 : PRINCIPLE OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2
RATM622 : APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2
RATM623 : DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT 2
RATM624 : TRANSLATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY 2
SCID503 : SYSTEMIC BIOSCIENCE 3
SCID506 : CONCEPTS OF MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE 2
SCID511 : GENE TECHNOLOGY 1
SCID513 : ANIMAL CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES 1
SCPM508 : SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY 2
SCPS612 : CURRENT TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY 3
Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
RATM799 : DISSERTATION 48
   FOR STUDENTS WITH MASTER'S DEGREE IN OTHER FIELDS
RATM699 : DISSERTATION 36
   
RATM699 : DISSERTATION 36