FAQ

When was IPPT establish?

Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju (IPPT)  was established on 16 October 2002 with grant of the government of Malaysia including the Ministry of Higher Education. The Malaysian cabinet ministers formally approved the memorandum from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to set up Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju (IPPT). The memorandum also mentioned that the IPPT would be situated in Bertam, Kepala Batas, Penang. The building and the operating of this institute would be put under the care of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on this memorable day in history.

IPPT is a post graduate institute specializing in selected medical and dental in areas including clinical service, collaborative research and post-graduated academic programme. IPPT also plays a vital role in producing competent medical and dental specialist who, among others are able to conduct clinical trial for patients in the northern region of Malaysia, in our established Clinical Trial Centre.

Where is the location?

Located at Bandar Putra Bertam, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang.

Coordinates:  5°31'17"N 100°28'38"E

Why Choose USM?

Right from the time of its establishment USM has adopted an innovative approach to higher education and of significance is its departure from the traditional faculty system of academic organisation. In its place, USM implements the broad-based School system where related subjects are grouped into schools of study and within each school, the policy combines subjects and to organise courses in such a manner that a degree of specialization in a chosen subject was possible.

From the outset, USM was given the mandate to provide, promote, and develop higher education in the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Building Sciences & Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education, as well as to provide for research and advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of such knowledge in these fields of study.

As one of the four Higher Institutions of Learning recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education as a Research Intensive University, USM offers educational and research opportunities to both students and staff. One of the key elements in the development of academic excellence at USM is the establishment of its research centres and units. This is due to the fact that the University has always been aware of the need for both research and teaching to remain as receptive as possible to the demands of society, and that the centres and units would provide better opportunities for integration and networking.

In addition, USM also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to industry. These services come under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.

May I know the postgraduate programmes that are being offered in AMDI?

In AMDI we offered 3 modes of studies; Research, Mixed Mode and Coursework.

Research Mode
Candidates are required to complete a thesis based on findings from their projects. The examination will be in the form of viva voce where the candidates need to present their findings.
   

M.Sc (Mixed Mode)
It is a 1 year programme comprising of 50% theory and 50% research components. Candidates are required to prepare a dissertation and examined through viva voce session.

   
Master of Medicine ( 4-year programme)
This is a specialist programme where the entry requirement is MBBS or MD. Candidates need to conduct research and present their findings in the form dissertations

May I know the fees for the programmes?

The fee varies according to the type of programmes and applicant nationality. Please visit this link to view the fee for the programme of interest.

Please refer this link http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/fees

May I know how to apply?

Applicant should submit on-line application through IPS website. A hard copy of the application form and relevant documents must be sent directly to IPS address;

Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang
Malaysia

Tel: 604-653 3888 (ext. 2941/2943/2944/2945)
Fax: 604-653 2931
Please refer this link    http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/prospectiveStudents/admission/application.

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