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Master in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy
Master of Pharmacy
Master of Science (by Research)
Master of Science Biomedical Sciences
Master of Science in Family Medicine
Master of Science in Pharmacology / Clinical Pharmacology
Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Science in Reproductive Health
Master of Science in Clinical Ethics and Law
Doctorate in Pharmacy
Master of Philosophy / Doctor of Philosophy

NEW Postgraduate Degree in Surgery (currently reviewed by the Programme Validation Committee)

 


 

Master in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy


The programme is offered in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.  The course consists of taught components in Pharmaco-therapeutics, Drug information and statistics, Principles of pharmaco-economics, Health systems in USA and Europe.  Experience will be provided through rotations based in different pharmacy settings including hospital, ambulatory care and community pharmacy reflecting on the application of clinical aspects in direct patient care and in the safe use of medicines.  Students will take up a dissertation in an applied research area.

The course duration is three semesters of full time study.

This course will prepare graduates who are able to deliver a significant contribution to pharmacy practice and policies in clinical pharmacy and applied areas.



Master of Pharmacy

The course aims to prepare students for advanced aspects of clinical pharmacy, pharmaco-economics and industrial pharmacy processes with skills in data handling and scientific writing.  The course provides a specialisation in one of three areas namely Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaco-economics and Industrial Pharmacy.



Master of Science (by Research)

This course is intended to provide an advanced level of education, training and research for graduates in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery 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 required to find a local supervisor and submit a research proposal upon applying in order for the application to be referred for consideration.

This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis.  Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.



Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

The course is intended to provide an advanced level of education, training and research for graduates in Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science and any other area of study deemed relevant by the Board of Studies, and enables candidates to acquire advanced knowledge and research skills that could be employed in the academic, clinical and industrial settings.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences programme is offered both full time and part time as five distinct streams.  The mainly taught stream is Microbiology – Part Time (6 semesters). Mainly research streams comprise Haematology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Neuroscience and Toxicology – Full time (3 semesters) and Part Time (6 semesters).

The maximum number of students accepted is 12, for all streams, whether full-time or part-time.


Master of Science in Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine aims to provide medical practitioners and established family doctors the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the area and upgrade key aspects of their practice.  The course will facilitate learning within the framework of the following four main domains:
(i)    Identifying the content in terms of service provision;
(ii)    Personal professional development;
(iii)    Research; and
(iv)    Education.

The Master of Science in Family Medicine programme consists of a two-year part-time evening course composed of 9 taught study units and a research based dissertation.

The taught components comprise: Principles and Practice of Family Medicine; Basic principles of epidemiology, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology in Primary Care; Sociology and Psychology of Health and Illness;  Evidence Based Medicine; Learning and Teaching in Practice; Managing  and Preventing Illness in Family Medicine, Medical Law and Ethics, Communication Skills, Management Leadership and Quality and Medical Informatics.

Students will undertake a supervised, research project on a theme which has to be approved by the Department of Family Medicine.  This work will be presented as a 15,000 to 20,000 word dissertation.

The course is open to all medical practitioners.

Contact the Department of Family Medicine for more information.



 

Master of Science in Pharmacology/Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical pharmacology, an integral part of pharmacology, is the study of drugs in man.  Molecular pharmacology has greatly aided the understanding of how drugs work.  Pharmacology-inclusive careers span academic research and teaching, industrial development, clinical health care professions, regulatory bodies, clinical laboratory services, provision of medicines and pharmaceutical-related patient counselling.  This MSc programme empowers graduates with the tools necessary to understand and partake in the innovations of pharmacological developments, as well as apply this knowledge in the field of therapeutics. It is especially adapted to enable the participation and complement the career progression and lifelong learning of graduates who already form part of the professional workforce.
The course, leading to the M.Sc. (Pharmacology/Clinical Pharmacology) degree is a two-year part-time evening programme, especially adapted to enable the participation and complement the career progression and lifelong learning of graduates who already form part of the professional workforce, working in the health care science area either in the clinical, regulatory, industrial or other relevant spheres. One third of the course is composed of taught study-units which include participation in seminars, journal clubs and delivery of academic presentations.  These study areas emphasize molecular, clinical and analytical aspects of pharmacology with a focus on new innovations in the area, and provide students with a theoretical basis for research methods.  The other two thirds comprises a research project performed under academic supervision and which can be laboratory or clinically-based.

Contact the Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics for further information.

 

 

 



Master of Science in Public Health

The Public Health Department runs a part-time 2 year evening course leading to a Masters Degree in Public Health.
The course is based on the membership examination of the Faculty of Public Health in the UK (a number of lecturers from this Faculty contributed to this course).  The main areas of the course are the following: research methods including epidemiology and qualitative research, medical statistics, health information science, health promotion, organisation of health care systems and management, environmental health, sociology of illness, applied epidemiology, communicable and non-communicable diseases, social policy and health economics.


Apart from sitting for exams on the various topics, students will be expected to prepare and defend a research thesis by the end of the 2nd year on a topic of public health relevance, with appropriate help from department supervisors.

The successful graduates will be able to apply their knowledge in public health and research to a number of areas within public health and health management while it would enhance progression to studies on public health at Ph.D. level.

Contact the Department of Public Health for further information.



Master of Science in Reproductive Health

The Department is currently running a taught course leading to Master in Science in Reproductive Sciences.  This is a three-year part-time course of theoretical-based programme. The next scheduled intake will be in October 2016.



Master of Science in Clinical Ethics and Law

This new programme will focus on medical leadership, clinical ethics (an in depth of the ethical and legal questions raised in the context of medicine including genetics; assisted reproduction; advance decisions; mental health; medical research; organ donations and the allocation of scarce resources), medical law and skills needed for clinical ethics: communication skills, conflict resolution, counselling at
the beginning and end of life, clinical governance , functions of ethics committees, public health and ethics ward rounds.

The course is offered on part-time evening basis.  It is a three-year programme with a total of 6 semesters.  In the first two-years students have the taught components and in the third year students will be able to focus on the dissertation.  The next student intake is in February 2015.



Doctorate in Pharmacy

The Doctorate in Pharmacy programme is a postgraduate course leading to a Level 8 doctorate degree which is offered in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy of the University of Illinois at Chicago.  This course was developed to provide for the rapidly growing niche area in pharmacy related to a professional doctorate in clinical pharmacy.  It is a means to develop professionals with a research-oriented approach and with skills in advanced clinical pharmacy practice.

The programme will empower pharmacists practising in professional and policy making areas to take up leadership roles that will drive policies, developments in practice and service provision which draw on a scientific and evidence base.  

The course programme is based on a hybrid model of teaching including on-line teaching, campus and practice-based teaching and a research component.  The taught elements integrate learning experience with the assessment and the contextualization in the professional life of the student.  

During the practice-based teaching, students have the opportunity to discuss and apply the knowledge to real case scenarios.  The sessions are led by experienced specialists in the field.  Students will follow rotations in different pharmacy settings and take up a doctoral research dissertation.

This course will prepare graduates who are able to deliver a significant contribution to pharmacy practice and policies in clinical pharmacy and applied areas with the target to promote correct, rational and appropriate use of medicines and medical devices.  These graduates will have the potential to lead the direction of new developments in the pharmaceutical profession and provide a significant impact in their respective field.



Master of Philosophy / Doctor of Philosophy

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in various areas.

Prospective applicants are requested to contact the respective Head of Department of the area in which they wish to specialise.

Details about the PhD Procedures may be viewed here  (http://www.um.edu.mt/ms/notices/phdprocedures)


NEW Postgraduate Degree in Surgery (currently reviewed by the Programme Validation Committee).



The University regulations covering postgraduate awards may be viewed here.

(http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

The Faculty is in the process of introducing a new Post-Graduate degree programme in Surgery which is currently being viewed by the Programme Validation Committee.

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