Master of Medical Sciences

General

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Programme Description

Overview

The Master of Medical Sciences programs are designed to cater to the needs and aspirations of individual students, the expressed needs of the relevant institutions in the UAE and the current strengths in different disciplines in the CMHS. Currently, the structure of the M. Med. Sc. curriculum is organized into three tracks: “Microbiology & Immunology”, “Pharmacology and Toxicology” and “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)”.

  1. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track is a multi-disciplinary program which provides students with a foundation in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as intensive state-of-the-art laboratory research training. Research areas in the Biochemistry Department focus on the Biochemical, Molecular and Cellular basis of human diseases including Cancer Biology, Diabetes, and Neurodegenerative disorders, in addition to areas in Gene Regulation, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Epigenetic, Signal Transduction, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and Immunology and Biochemical Toxicology.
  2. Microbiology & Immunology
    The Microbiology and Immunology track provides students with core knowledge at the respective levels in basic immunology, the pathogenesis of autoimmune and infectious diseases, the molecular details of host-pathogen interactions, the molecular biology and molecular epidemiology of selected pathogens, and the genetic manipulation of pathogens.
  3. Pharmacology & Toxicology
    The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare highly qualified individuals to be successful scientists in academic and industrial biomedical research. The pharmacology and toxicology faculty members carry out research in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, drug metabolism, toxicology, proteomics, molecular pharmacology, receptors and signal transduction, and drug design.

UAEU now ranks #1 in the UAE based on the Times Higher Education Ranking! We are also #5 in the Middle East, #49th in Asia and #70 in the Young University Rankings of 2019.

Programme Objectives

  • Biomedical Knowledge.
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills.
  • Scholarly Research.
  • Professionalism and ethics.
  • Publications and presentations.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge of biomedical sciences in their scholarly activities.
  • Demonstrate communication skills (with peers and colleagues) that are effective in the exchange and translation of knowledge and information.
  • Apply professional ethics and commitment to their scholarly activities.
  • Engage in collaborative health science research.
  • use quantitative and qualitative methods present and defend their scientific research findings.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 36 hours

Master of Medical Science Major

Required Courses (10 hours) Credit Hours
ETHC600 Ethical Conduct in Medical Research 1
JRC601 Biomedical Sc Journal Club 1 1
PRR600 Principles of Research 1
SEM601 Biomedical Sciences Seminar I 1 1
STA600 Biostatistics & Experimental Design 2
1: Taken 3 Times
Electives Courses (6CH for BM, PT tracks and 8CH MI track) (8 hours) Credit Hours
Research Courses (12 hours) Credit Hours

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track

Required Courses (8 hours) Credit Hours
BMB601 Techniques in Biochemistry 2
BMB602 Advanced Molecular Biology 3
BMB603 Advanced Cell Biology 2
BMB604 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 2

Microbiology and Immunology Track

Required Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
MMIM601 Molecular Bacteriology – Gene, Structure, Pathogenesis 2
MMIM602 Principles of Cellular and Molecular Immunology 2
MMIM603 Molecular Principles of Viral Replication and Pathogenesis 2

Pharmacology and Toxicology Track

Required Courses (8 hours) Credit Hours
PHTX601 General Systemic Pharmacology 2
PHTX602 Molecular Mechanism of Drug Action 2
PHTX603 Neurotransmitters in Health and Diseases 2
PHTX604 Molecular Principles of Organ Toxicity 2

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

  • An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:
  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers a financial assistance in form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated May 2020

About the School

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions ... Read More

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions in government, industry, commerce, and all business areas throughout the region. Read Less
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