Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Program Description

Highly trained and specialized scientists are of paramount importance for the generation of knowledge for a better understanding of the various aspects of the health sciences industry as well as to improve the design of appropriate health policies in Malaysia and globally. Perdana University aims to provide the highest level of training by thesis to our Ph.D. candidates in the health sciences in order to strengthen the teaching and research capacity both nationally and globally.

Uniqueness of the Programme

  • Diverse and unique exploration areas
  • Faculty with clinical and research experience
  • Access to international network of health science experts and clinicians

Benefits of the Programme

Graduates will be able to:

  • Investigate and interpret the outcomes of research
  • Present and disseminate cogent, research-based arguments, supported by valid evidence, that outline the implications of the research
  • Write in a scholarly way that is appropriate for publication in refereed higher education journals
  • Frame research questions and devise appropriately designed research projects
  • Critically review literature related to a research project in the field
  • Select appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative approaches to gather, analyse and interpret evidence

Curriculum Structure

This is a full-research based programme:

  • Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework (if required)
  • Phase II: Comprehensive Examination
  • Phase III: Proposal Defence
  • Phase IV: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation
  • Phase V: Thesis submission and examination

Research Area of Interest:

The research topics on offer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data-warehousing for massive biological data
  • Applications of bioinformatics in:
  • Immunology
  • Vaccines
  • Venom toxins
  • Drug design
  • Disease biomarkers
  • Genetic/genomics
  • Physiology
Last updated Mar 2020

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Perdana University, an initiative between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, was officially launched in 2011. The current Prime ... Read More

Perdana University, an initiative between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, was officially launched in 2011. The current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Founding Chancellor of the University. This strong partnership with the Malaysian government means that we are committed to delivering programmes of exceptional quality. Read less