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)


Expected number of Students to be accepted year round :  6 Students

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 Fax. 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.

       - A recent photograph (1x1 inch in size)

       - A copy of an applicant’s degree certificate or a letter of graduation certification (for an applicant with a degree completion)

      - A letter certifying that an applicant is currently in the final year prior to graduation (for an applicant seeking for a degree)

      - A detailed transcript of a degree (for an applicant with a degree completion)            

      - A grade report with course names and grades received from the first to the current semester  prior to graduation                                                                                                       

      - A copy of identification card                                                                                                            

      - A copy of house registration certification                                                                                     

      - A copy of Certificate of English proficiency :

        IELTS / TOEFL INTERNET BASED / TOEFL ITP / MU GRAD TEST                                   

     - A copy of proof of payment. 


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:

      1. Prof. Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon (E-mail:

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

             Tel:  0 2201 0116              Fax:  0 2201 0116

      2. Assoc.Prof.Natini  Jinawath, MD, PhD, DABMG (E-mail:

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

            Tel:  0 2201 0116              Fax:  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                Fax:  0 2201 0116


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