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
Clinical Service in Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju (IPPT) is committed to offer specialised care for the diverse healthcare needs of our patients. A Clinical Trial Complex has been set up with clinical expertise and research laboratories to equip the needs of clinical services. It was officially opened in September, 2004 and now operates in a new building in the campus in Bertam, Kepala Batas. The services offered are Women Wellness Clinic, Specialist Medical Clinic, Specialist Dental Clinic, Clinical Research Clinic, Advanced Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory and Oral Health Clinic. IPPT provides imaging services such as X-ray, Mammogram, Ultrasound, Echo-cardiogram and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
From the perspective of research, all the fields that are selected do exist in some universities and also the Ministry of Health. However, the integrative approach proposed is unique as the integration is both virtual and physical. IPPT has fully equipped a research environment in the field of medicine and dentistry. The main activity of IPPT is focus on advanced research elements to train and develop individuals that excel in the fields of medicine and dentistry. It is hoped that these individuals will become the pioneers and new technologies developers in these two fields and will also contribute meaningfully to the nation’s economic development.
The university’s aspiration is to lead and innovate in achieving excellence at the international level through advancing and disseminating knowledge and truth, instilling qualities that stress academic excellence and professionalism, developing holistic individuals, and providing a strong commitment towards the society’s aspiration, the country’s vision and universal aspirations. Health aspects of the community are one of the vital elements in development of human capital.
Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju (IPPT) is another brainchild of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), where it is spearheading in transforming medical and dental education to greater heights. IPPT aims to generate manpower with knowledge, creativity, commitment and skill to provide for the country’s growing needs for better healthcare services. Thus IPPT has taken steps to suffice this need by creating postgraduate medical programs in selected critical areas. IPPT offers post graduate academic programs (Masters in Science/Masters in Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy). It is hoped that AMDI can produce clinical specialists and local scientists together with locally sourced commercialized medicines and treatments products through the courses offered.
The courses offered by AMDI are Master of Science (Oral Science) and Master of Science (Health Toxicology), Master of Science (Medical Research), Master of Science (Transfusion Science), Master of Medicine (Nuclear Medicine) and Master of Medicine (Transfusion Medicine).
Specific clusters have been set up by IPPT to thrust forward the research activities and to produce more scientists and medical specialists in Lifestyle Science, Oncological & Radiological Sciences, Regenerative Medicine, Infectomics, Integrative Medicine and Craniofacial & Biomaterial Sciences. With the development of clusters, IPPT hopes to serve for the wellbeing of the society. The success of valuable innovation explored by the scientist may lead to the improvement in quality of life. Recently, Clinical Trial Complex (CTC) and Research Complex were completed in the district of Bertam, Kepala Batas. With the availability of modern technology, Clinical Trial Complex and Research Complex are equipped with the latest equipment for research and clinical services.
Prepared by : Public Relations Office, Avanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia