Monday, 23 July 2018

Prospective Students


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY(INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Level Doctoral
Faculty FACULTY OF MEDICINE SIRIRAJ HOSPITAL
Website http://www.si.mahidol.ac.th

Degree Designation

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY(MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY)

Additional advantages of the programme

The Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, has been considered to be one of the best medical microbiology departments in Thailand. There are 17 full-time faculty members with Ph.D. degree with research grants awarded form international and national agencies. The faculty members conduct highly impact research on clinical and molecular- related microbiology especially on emerging infectious pathogens including HIV/AIDS, influenza andavian influenza virus, enterviruses, mycobacteria, leptosiposis, Burkholderlia pseudomallei, drug resistant bacteria, etc. The cluster in bacteriology, mycology and virology provides an outstanding training environment and emphasizes research opportunities in cutting-edge molecular techniques, in a wide-range of fields. There are for research laboratories with well-equipped for molecular and clinical microbiology laboratories, approximately 70 graduate students, 20 researcher scientists (Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree), and 56 technicians in the department. Thus, it is not only large enough to provide a stimulating research environment but also small enough to allow close interactions between the faculty members and graduate students. All qualified graduate students will be able to receive a scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine. After graduation, they will gain such experience in medical microbiology research, which is highly needed by various organizations, private companies, research institutes and academic institutions. Thus, they will have a good opportunity for their career development. Plan 1 of training offers the Ph.D. training opportunity for the infectious disease professionals or experienced microbiologists who wish to advance their microbiology knowledge and develop advance research skill. The plan features research-oriented training with no course work required

Admission Requirements

Plan 1 
For the applicant who holds bachelor's degree
1. have a grade point average of at least 3.25
2. hold a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences of various majors from an institution recognized by Mahidol University AND is currently in or finished the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) of the Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health OR is currently under the Subspecialty Board of Infectious Diseases training and seeking the dual-degree in Medical Microbiology. The course director of both programs has to agree upon the applicant's application
For the applicant who holds master's degree,
1. have a grade point average of at least 3.25
2. be a physician who holds a Diploma of Subspecialty Board of Infectious Diseases or the Diploma of Subspecialty Board of Clinical Pathology or
3. hold a Master's degree of the microbiology-related major from an institution recognized by Mahidol University AND/OR with at least five years of experience in microbiology field AND is the first or corresponding author of at least one non-thesis publication in the peer review international journal
4. Exemption from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Committee under exceptional circumstances.
Plan 2
For the applicant who holds bachelor's degree,
1. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (candidates with a lower GPA may be eligible with the permission of the Program Committee)
2. hold or be pursuing a bachelor's degree (in the last semester) in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine or other related fields from an institution recognized by Mahidol University
For the applicant who holds master's degree,
1. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (candidates with a lower GPA may be eligible with the permission of the Program Committee)
2. hold or be pursuing a master's degree (in the last semester) in microbiology or other related fields from an institution recognized by Mahidol University For the master's degree trainee who wish to be transferred into the doctoral program must be granted by the course director and have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and
3. Exemption from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Committee under exceptional circumstances.

Curriculum Structure

Plan 1
For students with Bachelor's degree
Dissertation 72            Credits
For students with Master's degree
Dissertation 48            Credits
Plan 2
For students with Bachelor's degree
Required Courses 17            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 7            Credits
Dissertation 48            Credits
Total not less than 72            Credits
For students with Master's degree
Required Courses 6            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 6            Credits
Dissertation 36            Credits
Total not less than 48            Credits

Job option after graduation


- Scientist, researcher, academian, scientific project supervisor who exercises the knowledge in medical microbiology
- Microbiology laboratory director/manager
- Medical microbiology expert
- Other careers where the knowledge in medical microbiology is required such as project analyst, project coordinator, product specialist, etc.

Course Requirements

Plan 1

Dissertation Credit
SIMI898 : DISSERTATION 48
SIMI899 : DISSERTATION 72

Plan 2

Required Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SIMI512 : MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY 3
SIMI513 : MEDICAL VIROLOGY 2
SIMI613 : ADVANCED MEDICAL VIROLOGY 3
SIMI616 : DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI617 : ADVANCED MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY 3
SIMI688 : CURRENT TOPICS IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
   For students with Master's degree
SIMI613 : ADVANCED MEDICAL VIROLOGY 3
SIMI617 : ADVANCED MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY 3
SIMI688 : CURRENT TOPICS IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
Elective Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SCID500 : CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3
SIIM501 : IMMUNOLOGY 2
SIMI514 : HIV/AIDS : MOLECULAR VIROLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY& CELL BIOLOGY 3
SIMI611 : MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI615 : FUNDAMENTAL OF DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 1
SIMI618 : ADVANCED MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI619 : VACCINE SCIENCES 2
   For students with Master's degree
SCID500 : CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3
SIIM501 : IMMUNOLOGY 2
SIMI514 : HIV/AIDS : MOLECULAR VIROLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY& CELL BIOLOGY 3
SIMI611 : MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI613 : ADVANCED MEDICAL VIROLOGY 3
SIMI615 : FUNDAMENTAL OF DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 1
SIMI617 : ADVANCED MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY 3
SIMI618 : ADVANCED MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 3
SIMI619 : VACCINE SCIENCES 2
Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SIMI799 : DISSERTATION 48
   For students with Master's degree
SIMI699 : DISSERTATION 36