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Master of Science (Health Toxicology)

One-year full-time MSc degree

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Overview & Aim of the Programmee

MSc in Health Toxicology is a brainchild programme of AMDI and National Poison Centre, USM started in 2010. It is a one of a kind programme to be offered in Malaysia so far.
This programme is designed to produce scientists competent in health toxicology field specifically in clinical, environmental and occupational toxicology. The students will also get to experience a hands-on research in our state-of-the-art research facility alongside with experts in this field

Program Learning Outcomes

Apply theoretical knowledge in health toxicology
Perform clerkships, procedures, and research related to the field of health toxicology according to the established standards system.
Using critical and creative thinking skills and scientific thinking in identifying and solving problems.
Use verbal and written communication skills in communicating information, findings, and research results related to health toxicology to colleagues, clients, and influencers.
Demonstrate social skills and responsibility and be able to work in a team, coordinating daily activities related to health toxicology in various professions and communities involving different religions, cultures, and environments.
Exhibit ethical and professional personal values and attitudes in complying with regulations and laws in the practice of health toxicology.
Use technology and communication (ICT), information management and lifelong learning skills in academic and career development.
Apply management and entrepreneurial skills in daily activities, and make a plan considering all the possibilities.
Apply knowledge and understanding of leadership to lead organizations and further advance the field of health.
Demonstrated ability to use information and digital technologies to support research and lifelong learning.
Demonstrate the ability to apply statistical methods and bioinformatics-based software in research.

Programme Educational Objective (PEO) are aimed:

PEO1: To produce intellectual and professional Master graduates (Health Toxicology) who possess theoretical knowledge and practical experience required in the occupational and higher education related to health toxicology field.

PEO2: To produce Master graduates (Health Toxicology) who possess high ethical standards and responsible with good communication skills through dynamic curriculum and research project, that will assume a variety role in academia, industry and government.

PEO3: To produce Master graduates (Health Toxicology) who apply health toxicological knowledge for sustainable development and social well-being to suit the needs of the nation.

PEO4: To produce Master graduates (Health Toxicology) who demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and are aware of the need for lifelong learning for outstanding career development.

Why US ?

  • Exclusive Program: The MSc in Health Toxicology is the only program of its kind offered in Malaysia and the Asian region.
  • Diverse Expertise: You will be trained by experts in the fields of Medicine, Toxicology, and Chemistry, equipping you with a comprehensive education and skillset.
  • Advanced Facilities: The program offers access to state-of-the-art research facilities, allowing you to conduct cutting-edge research and experiments.
  • Practical Experience: Through our clerkship component, you will gain hands-on experience in managing toxic exposure in hospitals and at the National Poison Centre. This practical training will prepare you to tackle real-world challenges in the field.

Career Pathway

Graduates of the MSc in Health Toxicology program can pursue various career paths in the field of health toxicology.

  • Toxicologist – Graduates can work as toxicologist in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental agencies, and government agencies.
  • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist – Graduates can work as EHS specialists in companies and organizations to ensure compliance with environmental health and safety regulations and policies.
  • Clinical Toxicologist – Graduates can work in hospitals and poison control centers, providing advice and management of patients with toxic exposures.
  • Research Scientist – Graduates can work in research and development fields in industries or academic institutions, conducting studies and research to advance knowledge and understanding of toxicology.

These are just a few of the potential career pathways for MSc in Health Toxicology graduates. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a variety of exciting and rewarding careers in the field.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MSc in Health Toxicology program must have a BSc in related field, or an MBBS/MD or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

Programme Structure

  • 1-year course (2+1 Semesters)
  • Mixed-mode program
  • Formal taught courses and a research dissertation

Programme Structure

  • 1-year course (2+1 Semesters)
  • Mixed-mode program
  • Formal taught courses and a research dissertation

Learning Method

The program utilizes a combination of theoretical and practical learning methods, incorporating both conventional and modern approaches. Students will have access to online platforms and tools to aid in their studies.

Curriculum Standards

Course Structure

Semester I

  • Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Clerkship (Poison Control)
  • Research Project

Semester II

  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Concepts in Management of Hazmat Incidences
  • Clerkship (Clinical Toxicology)
  • Research Project

Semester III

  • Research Project
    (Dissertation viva voce)

Formal taught courses: 20 units
Research dissertation: 20 units
Total units: 40

More Information / For Further Enquiries, Please Contact
Program coordinator:
ChM. Ts. Dr. Nur Nadhirah Mohamad Zain
Tel: +604-562 2235 (Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya.)

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