MSc Curriculum

Master of Science Program  in Translational Medicine (International Program)
 Curriculum Name  
Thai หลักสูตรวิทยาศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาเวชศาสตร์ปริวรรต
English Master of Science Program in Translational Medicine International Program
Name of Degree and Major  
Full Title Thai: วิทยาศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต (เวชศาสตร์ปริวรรต)
  English: Master of Science (Translational Medicine)
Abbreviation Thai: วท.ม. (เวชศาสตร์ปริวรรต)
  English: M.Sc. (Translational Medicine)


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The PLOs have been clearly formulated and aligned according to the visions and missions of the Faculty of Medicine and Mahidol University. As for the University’s and Faculty’s visions and missions of being the world class university, excellence in health sciences, and a leader in national health advocacy, the graduates should possess the following characteristics:

1. Understand and can integrate knowledge from basic research, patient-oriented research, population-based research and industry to bridge the gap between basic research findings and clinical applications
2. Facilitate a research project using translational research approaches that comply with ethical standards
3. Evaluate academic literature and transfer knowledge and research findings to both public and scientific community


Admission Requirements

A Candidate Must :

1. Graduated Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Veterinary, Pharmacy, and other related bachelor degree from the institutes acknowledged by the Office of the Higher Education Commission.

2. Grade point average at least 3.00.

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

The curriculum structure is set in compliance with Announcement of Ministry of Education on the subject of Criteria and Standards of Graduate Studies B.E. 2558, Master of Science Program, Plan A2 as below: 

Required courses                                                                                                                     18
Elective courses (not less than)     6
Thesis                                                                                                                                                                     12
Total (not less than) 36 


Courses in the curriculum


Required Courses     Credit
SCID   500 Cell and Molecular Biology  3(3-0-6)
RATM  511     Molecular Basis of Human Diseases                                                                               3(3-0-6)
RATM  512 Technology in Translational Medicine 3(3-0-6)
RATM  513 Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Translational Medicine 3(3-0-6)
RATM  514 Observation of Clinical Problems 2(2-0-4)
RATM  515 Laboratory Research Skill 2(1-2-3)
RATM  516 Current Topic in Translational Medicine 1(1-0-2)
RATM  518 Scientific Presentation Skills 1(1-0-2)


Elective courses    Credit
RATM 508  Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering I :Skeletal Tissue Biology and Regeneration                                      2(2-0-4)
RATM 509 Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering II : Clinical Aspect on Orthopaedic Regeneration 2(2-0-4)
SCID 506 Concepts of Molecular Bioscience 2(2-0-4)
SCID 510           Immunological Methods 1(0-2-1)
SCID 518 Generic Skills in Science Research  1(1-0-2)
SCPA 601 Cellular Pathology 2(2-0-4)
RAMD 506 Principle of Phatology 3(2-2-5)


Thesis  Credit
RATM 698         Thesis                                                                                                                                                      12(0-48-0)


Areas of study that a student may select for concentration:

              Pathogenesis of human disease; Genetics, Epigenomics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, study of human disease; stem cell biology; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Pharmacology; Immunology; Physiology; Pharmacogenomics; Biomedical engineering; Bioinformatics; systems biology; molecular Epidemiology; ect.


Additional advantages of the programme

             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, medical-related emerging fields such as pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, and bioengineering etc., are open for those students who are interested in such area


Details of Scholarships

              Scholarships are available for potential candidates upon the decision of administration program committee

Proposal / Concept Paper

            One A4 page personal statement covering your reason for choosing our program, your past achievement and future plan, and why you should receive a scholarship, if you plan to apply for one


Additional information for applicants

              Please fill in online application from at the Faculty of Graduate Studies website

              For more information please contact Program Coordinator

              Email: Tel. 02-201-0116 


Application Process

Application is only available via online application at

 Required Documents

Applicants must upload all documents via online admission system. All documents must be in PDF format (maximum size 2 MB). Photograph must be in JPEG format.

- Photo (jpeg format < 2 MB)

- Degree Certificate (English Translated)

- Academic Transcript (English Translated)

- Copy of ID Card

- Statement of purpose

- Letter of Recommendation (at least 3 persons)

- Copy of House Registration

- Copy of Evidence Requesting Transcript frome previous Institution

Job option after graduation

     1. Scientists, researchers in medical sciences

     2. Lecturers or instructors who work in government or private educational institutions experts or consultants in translational medicine

     3. Owners or personals of companies that need expertise in translational medicine

     4. Managing directors for research projects conducted by Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological companies


Further information  may be obtained from the Director of  Graduate Studies,Translational Medicine:

Associate Professor Dr. Rossukon Kaewkhaw, Chairperson of PhD/MSc Program in Translational Medicine (E-mail:

Program in Translational Medicine, Floor 3, Research and Welfare building, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

Tel: 0 2201 0116


Program Coordinator

     Mrs. Piromporn Rojana  (E-mail:

           Program in Translational Medicine, Floor 3, Research and Welfare building, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

           Tel:  0 2201 0116            


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