In this research-based program, students are actively engaged in bidirectional translational medicine. The program emphasizes the study that either brings the current issues from patients and medical care to the laboratory settings or takes scientific discoveries made in the laboratory or the clinic and transforms them into new treatments and approaches to improve health and medical care in the community.
Along with the supervisory guidance, students identify the research question within the scope of medical science and work independently on the research project. Students are required to complete one taught module – Clinical Research Methodology which is designed to prepare students for their competency in project planning and management and also to become ethically literate and socially responsible. To graduate, students must produce a thesis based on their original research and subsequently pass the thesis examination and viva voce.
January, March, June & September
Minimum of 3 years full-time.
Clinical Research Methodology
An advanced study of the management of a research project. The first part discusses the design of a scientific project in health and medical settings, including research questions, hypothesis, method selection, problem-solving, and data collection and analysis. The second part consists of ethical theory and ethical issues related to clinical research especially the application of ethics for utilizing human specimens. The third part of this subject focuses on statistical analysis and its methods.
Production of the thesis is based on students’ original research throughout the Ph.D. candidature. Students must submit a Ph.D. thesis and obtain a passing grade in the thesis examination in order to be awarded a Ph.D. degree.
Areas of Research
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Primary care geriatrics
Master’s Degree: A Master’s degree related to Medical Science
Other Qualifications: Other qualifications that are equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional qualification related to the field of Medical Science and experience recognized by the University Senate
English Language Requirements
TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Academic: 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Cambridge English (First): 75+
Cambridge English (Advanced): Minimum 67
For International/Malaysian Applicants Medium of instruction of the previous degree in English or Competence in English language and a TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent for candidates from universities in non-English speaking countries outside Malaysia.
The following documents must be completed and signed if necessary:
One (1) Passport-sized PhotographsPlease write the name at the back of the photographsPassport size photos must be in sky blue background and the measurement must be 3.5cm x 5.0cm
Postgraduate Application Form
Research statement/proposal (details are described in the application form)
A recent copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Scholarship application form including one (1) page personal statement to support a request for a scholarship (if applicable).
The following true copies of documents must be certified :
Passport (All Pages Including Blank Pages - for International Students) or Identity Card (For Malaysian Students)
English Language Qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/MUET/Others for International Applicants Only)
Academic Qualifications/Results (Certificates and Complete Transcripts) (Degree/Master’s Degree/Others that are Certified)
Two (2) academic references. These should be from academic lectures under whose tutelage you would have been at some point during the duration of your postgraduate/undergraduate degree. The references must be signed and dated within the last 24 months and should be written with regard to your academic skills and your ability to successfully complete the Ph.D. program. The references will have to be sent from an official email address within the referees’ institutions or on letter-headed paper bearing the institutions’ names.
Hardcopies documents are to be sent to the correspondence address as below. Documents will be processed once the application is complete.
Postgraduate AdministratorSchool of Healthcare and Medical SciencesSUNWAY UNIVERSITYNo. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia