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Master of Science in Medical Physiology

Offered by: AIMST University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
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 Medical Physiology programme in AIMST University is designed to enable graduates to acquire and demonstrate

  • Acceptable level of understanding of the structure and functioning of the human body,
  • Aptitude for research in a field related to the discipline of medical physiology,
  • Aptitude to teach physiology to undergraduate students in the profession
  • For pursuing evidence-based physiology education,
  • HIgh standards of professional conducts and
  • Aptitude for continuous professional development.
Year 1 & 2

Medical Physiology is a semester based 2 year course composite of core and elective subjects in year 1 that incudes General and Cellular Basis of Medical Physiology, Physiology of Nerve and Muscle, Hematology & Immunology, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Neurophysiology, Endocrinology & Reproduction, Cardiovascular Physiology, Pulmonary Physiology, Renal and Acid-Base Physiology.

Research Methods, Biostatistics & Ethics; Research Projects in year 2

A combination of teaching-learning methods including student seminars, lecturers, tutorials, laboratory practical, assignments and student initiated learning, elective modules, journal club presentation and research project.

Foundation Programme

This programme consists of three taught modules: Fundamentals in Humans Anatomy, Human Physiology and Medical Biochemistry. The Foundation Programme is optional for those whose entry qualification is MBBS, BDS, B.Pharm, B.Nursing or B. Biomedical Sciences; candidates whose primary qualification is not one of the above degrees must undergo this programme.


There is an examination at the end of the Foundation Programme, theory and a practical examination at the end of Year 1, one written paper in Research Methods, Biostatistics and Ethics in Year 2. Successful completion of a thesis of the research project and defense of the thesis is also 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.

All applicants are expected to have a reasonable command of English Language:

  • TOEFL score 550
  • IELTS band 6
  • MUET band 4 or equivalent

Applicant who do not meet sufficient level of English Language may be required to attend and pass an English Language course conducted by the University prior to being admitted into the postgraduate programme.

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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