Molecular medicine is a broad field that covers the fundamental operations and functions within cells. It involves application of knowledge in chemistry, structures and gene to understand the molecular basis of diseases and to develop effective interventions and management. Even though the promise of this field is huge, there are shortages of scientists who are specifically trained in both the molecular biological aspects and medical and/or clinical practice as the two aspects are seldom integrated or properly linked in the traditional university degree in Malaysia.
The IMU Master of Science in Molecular Medicine is designed to present opportunities for students to study the two fields in an integrated system. The programme opened an avenue for medical students to gain research experience into the area of molecular and cell biology, taking advantage of their clinical and medical knowledge. On the other hand, students with background in sciences who are interested in biomedicine can become familiar with the relevant medical perspectives. All in all, the programme enables medical practitioners, professionals and researchers in the health and life sciences to develop, improve and apply their skills pertinent to molecular techniques and theory in improving disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatments. The programme also instill advance knowledge and skills for students who aim to progress into PhD research locally or overseas.