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Master of Science in Human Anatomy

Offered by: AIMST University
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
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FacultyFaculty of Medicine
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

The Master in Science in Human Anatomy programme in AIMST University provides solid foundation in human anatomy as a basis for teaching, as well as basic and applied research. It considers all aspects of human anatomy and incorporates local requirements as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. This programme has been developed to provide postgraduate training in human anatomy and is intended for students graduating from life sciences and related disciplines who wish to extend their knowledge of anatomy and / or who wish to pursue a career in the anatomical sciences.

Year 1 & 2

Semester based 2 years full time Mixed mode course on campus

Human Anatomy (a composite of the following subjects with lab components)

  • Compulsory modules: General anatomy, musculoskeletal anatomy, regional neurovascular anatomy, cardiovascular anatomy and respiratory anatomy, Gastrointestinal anatomy, renal anatomy, neuroanatomy, endocrine & reproductive anatomy and clinical anatomy, Anatomical techniques, human genetics.
  • Elective modules: Forensic anatomy, Medical imaging, Comparative anatomy and radiological anatomy.

Research Methods, Biostatistics & Ethics, Research Project, Teaching Assistantship.

Mode of delivery (lecture/tutorial/lab/field work/ studio etc.) : A combination of teaching-learning methods includ-ing student seminars, lecturers, tutorials, laboratory practical, assignments and student initiated learning, elective modules, journal club presentation and research project.

Foundation Programme

The foundation program is optional for those whose entry qualification is MBBS or Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons).

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects—Veterinary medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedicine, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Biophysics are encouraged to apply. A minimum of 5 credit at MQF level 6 is required in Human Anatomy. Students lacking this requirement may be required to take one or more components of the foundation program depending on the course they have taken a part of their Bachelor’s qualification.

There is an examination at the end of the Foundation Programme.


Theory and practical examination at the end of Year 1

Theory and practical examination in Research Methods, Biostatistics and Ethics in Year 2

Successful completion of a report of the research project and defense of the project is required for graduation.

Entry Requirements
  1. A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment ; or
  3. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

For international students, pass IELTS with a minimum band of 6.0 or TOEFL with minimum 550 points.

Intake Months

Registration Dates: 11 Feb

Intake Closing Dates: 25 Feb

Career Prospects
  • Further research leading to a PhD
  • Teaching careers in academia

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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