Taking into account Malaysia’s pressing need to produce specialists in various medical disciplines in order to promote advancements in medicine, the Kulliyyah of Medicine also plans to offer Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes in the public health disciplines of Behavioural Sciences, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Services Management, Maternal and Child Health, Community Nutrition, and Occupational Health in the very near future. This will soon be followed by postgraduate clinical programmes.
Master and Doctorate students in the Kulliyyah of Medicine may take the following the specializations:
As part of their academic training, postgraduate students are expected to participate in the teaching of undergraduates in the following ways:
• Facilitating workshops, seminars, and tutorial sessions
• Assisting problem-based learning discussion groups
• Participating in invigilating and grading examinations
• Demonstration/supervision of laboratory practical work
• Assisting lecturers in the preparation of teaching material
Postgraduate students are also encouraged to participate in Kulliyyah research projects as co-researchers, research assistants (RA), or research officers (RO), use Kulliyyah research facilities as approved by the Kulliyyah, and write and publish research reports as approved by the Kulliyyah. In 2007, the postgraduate students launched their society known as Postgraduate Students Society Kuantan Campus (PGSS Kuantan Campus) which comprise of students from all the Kulliyyah in the Kuantan Campus.
Currently, there are 21 students registered in the Postgraduate Programmes, 4 of whom are in the PhD programme, 14 in the Masters programme and 3 in the Clinical programme. To date, the Kulliyyah has produced 12 graduates for postgraduate studies: 2 for PhD programme and 10 for Masters programme (which 2 students graduated in 2004).