Master of Science in Integrative Medical Systems

Master of Science in Integrative Medical Systems

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Course title Master of Science in Integrative Medical Systems
Course code PMSCINMPDR9
Postnominal M.Sc.
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 5 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Charles Savona Ventura
Delivered by Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

This course is intended to provide an advanced level of education, training and research for graduates in Traditional Chinese Medicine and any other area of study deemed relevant by the Board of Studies. The course enables students to acquire advanced knowledge and research skills that could be employed in the academic and clinical setting. Students will be assigned a local supervisor, and if necessary an external co-supervisor, to enable them to draw up a research proposal and undertake the research project.

This Master of Science Course, which is mainly by Research, will allow candidates to specialize in their chosen area of studies. The core subjects of the course are Research Methodology and Research Seminars. The Seminars ensure that the candidates are aware of the research in the biomedical area within the University of Malta and other collaborating institutes.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University, or another institution recognized by Senate for the purpose, with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study related to a health care profession (such as medical, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy).

Applicants not in possession of a first degree in the health care professions but who have other qualifications in Traditional Chinese Medicine of a level acceptable to the University Admissions Board and sufficient to qualify for registration as Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners (or acupuncturists) with the national registering body (Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine or equivalent EU body) shall also be considered.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700
By the end of this programme the student will be able to:

a. Knowledge and understanding

• Acquire the background knowledge related to developing a research proposal
• Critically appraise published scientific literature
• Discuss research finding in the light of current knowledge
• Explain the routine literature sources of commonly available
• Analyse the uses of the different literature appraisal tools
• Identify areas in a particular topic where further research is necessary
• Analyse the role of different types and uses of the different research methods
• Explain the basic principles of research ethics including consent and respect for autonomy
• Analyse the essentials about professional responsibility and good clinical practices in research
• Discuss the fundamental principles of qualitative and quantitative research

b. Skills (including transferable [generic] skills)

• Effectively accessing and applying information technology to research
• Formulate and apply a research proposal in the field of TCM
• Analyse the data and experimental proposal provided
• Store and retrieve information
• Be familiar with techniques of research process
• Research the literature and conduct a literature review
• Appraise the published research and formulate a research question
The Course will give graduates the necessary skills to carry out research in the field of integrative medical systems allowing them to pursue higher research-based academic levels.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 26 May 2020

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