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International Curriculum Master of Science in Public Health Sciences.

Through the fields of study in Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines, Bimolecular Technology, Additive Behavior and Health Consequence, this in-house, semester-based Program aims at developing and producing high quality academic research in order to contribute the body of knowledge in the field of public health sciences. As a continuous program (M.Sc. and Ph.D. Program), the thesis/dissertation is geared toward special issues of students’ interest.

 

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International Curriculum Master of Science in Public Health Sciences.

Through the fields of study in Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines, Bimolecular Technology, Additive Behavior and Health Consequence, this in-house, semester-based Program aims at developing and producing high quality academic research in order to contribute the body of knowledge in the field of public health sciences. As a continuous program (M.Sc. and Ph.D. Program), the thesis/dissertation is geared toward special issues of students’ interest.

 

Curriculum Summary

MSC Curriculum Summary

These in-house, semester-based programs aim to develop and produce the body of knowledge in public health sciences via scientifically based researches on safety, efficacy and quality of traditional Thai medicine; aromatherapy; herbal sciences; ethnobotany in traditional wisdom ; herbal Remedy The programs cover a wide range of interests, for example crude drug authentication by chemical-, DNA- and biological based-; pharmacognostic specification of crude drug with special reference to chemical active substance; in vitro and in vivo assays of herbal biological activities

 

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) 
Academic Institution: College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University   
Curriculum System: Semester Programme   
Course Synopsis: Research-based programme (Type 1409) consists of a total of 36 credits of thesis. Coursework-based programme (Type 1410) consists of compulsory courses 8 credits, elective courses 16 credits, and thesis 12 credits. 
Field of Interest: Traditional Thai and alternative medicines Biomolecular Technology in Malaria

Study Topic:

Safety, efficacy, quality in traditional Thai medicine Aromatherapy Herbal sciences Ethnobotany in traditional wisdom.

 

Example of selected courses:
  • Seminar in Public Health Sciences I-II 1 (1-0-3)
  • Application of Medicinal Plant Research I 3 (2-3-7)
  • Application of Medicinal Plant Research II 3 (2-3-7)
  • Lab practice: Crude drug standardization, Chromatography, Spectroscopy 

 

Thesis research topics in the field of “Traditional and Alternative Medicines” are about scientific evidence based of traditional medicine for example crude drug authentication by chemical based-/ DNA based-/biological based-, pharmacognostic specification of crude drug/ traditional remedy with special reference to chemical active substance, biological activities/ toxicological activities of crude drug/ traditional remedy. 

Study Topic:

Genetic diversity of malaria parasites Antimalarial resistance mechanisms Biochemistry of malaria parasite Biology of malaria parasite.

 

Example of selected courses:
  • Seminar in Public Health Sciences I-II 1 (1-0-3)
  • Applied Molecular Biology
    Techniques in Public Health Sciences 3 (2-3-7)
  • Current Research Topics in Biomolecular Technology 3 (2-3-7)

 

Thesis research topics in the field of “Biomolecular Technology in Malaria” are about the basic studies on biology, biochemistry and genetics of the malaria parasites, especially on genetic diversity and population structure of the Plasmodium falciparum.

 

Qualifications: 

•  Applicant must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with the GPA higher than 2.5, or 70 % performance (out of 100%), or at least being during the last term of his/her study.

•  Applicant whose English is not first language/ Bachelor's degree was not taught in English/ who is from a country other than New Zealand, USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada has to pass an English language proficiency test according to criteria announced by the Academic Policy Board.

•  The TOEFL, IELTS and CU-TEP (Chulalongkorn University Test of English Proficiency) are the only three English proficiency tests accepted by Chulalongkorn University. The entrance score and exit score are as follows, TOEFL 400, 450; IELTS 3.0, 4.0; CU-TEP 30, 45.

Curriculum Plan

MSC Curriculum Plan

Course Plan A1 (Credits)  Plan A2 (Credits)  
Core Courses of Public Health Sciences  - 15 
Major Compulsory Courses     -  6
Elective Courses  -  3
Thesis   36  12
Total (Credits)  36  36


Curriculum for the Master of Public Health Sciences (MSC) (36 credits)

The coursework students (Plan A2) seeking the MSC degree in any majors must complete 36 credits of academic coursework with an average grade of “GPA 3.00” or better.

 

Course Requirement

A. Core courses (15 Credits)  

5300711 Seminar in Public Health Sciences I

5300712 Seminar in Public Health Sciences II

5300754 Analytical Technology in Public Health Sciences Research

5300757 Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences

 

2 Credits

2 Credits

1 Credits

1 Credits

 

B. Elective courses ( 16 Credits)  

5300709 Special Problems in Public Health Sciences I

5300710 Special Problems in Public Health Sciences II

5300717 Research Methodology in Public Health Sciences I

5300718 Research Methodology in Public Health Sciences II

5300719 Biostatistics in Public Health Sciences

5300720 Herb Drug Interaction

5300722 Medicinal Herbs I

5300723 Medicinal Herbs II

5300724 Ethnobotany in Public Health Sciences

5300725 Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines I

5300726 Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines II

5300727 Standardization of Medicinal Plants

5300728 Plant Constituents and Biological Activities I

5300729 Plant Constituents and Biological Activities II

5300730 Bioassays of Natural Products

5300731 Pharmacology of Herbal Drugs

5300732 Phytopharmaceuticals

5300733 Aromatherapy and Spa

5300736 Nutraceuticals

5300750 Biomolecular Technology in Malaria

5300751 Application of Medicinal Plant Research I

5300752 Application of Medicinal Plant Research II

5300753 DNA-Based Technology in Medicinal Plant Research

5300755 Applied Molecular Biology Techniques in Public Health Sciences

5300756 Current Research Topics in Biomolecular Technology

 

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

B. Thesis (X Credits)

5300811 Thesis (A2)

5300816 Thesis (A1)

 

12 Credits

36 Credits

 

Course Sequence

MSC Course Sequence

The following course sequences are recommended for students enrolled non course work (Plan A1) and FULL-TIME course work (Plan A2) in the MSC program in Public Health Sciences. The course sequences are to be used as a guide, and may be modified to meet individual needs.

 

Study Plan – Trimester 36 Credits

  • Non coursework (Plan A1) 
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300816 Thesis

5300711 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 1

Total Credits

9  Credits

S/U Credits

9  Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300816 Thesis

5300712 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 2

Total Credits

9   Credits

S/U Credits

9  Credits

Year 2 - 1st Semester 

5300816 Thesis

Total Credits 

9  Credits

9  Credits

Year 2 - 2nd Semester 

5300816 Thesis

Total Credits 

9  Credits

9  Credits

 

  • FULL-TIME coursework (Plan A2)
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300711 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 1

5300754* Analytical Technology in Public Health Sciences Research

5300757* Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences

5300811 Thesis

Total Credits

1 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

10 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300712 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 2

5300811 Thesis

5300XXX Elective Course

Total Credits

1  Credits

3  Credits

6  Credits

10 Credits 

Year 2 - 1st Semester   

5300811 Thesis

5300XXX Elective Course

Total Credits

3 Credits

5 Credits

8 Credits

Year 2 - 2rd Semester   

5300811 Thesis

5300XXX Elective Course

Total Credits

3 Credits

5 Credits

8 Credits