Masters

2017 MMed Cohort 1

Institute of Health Sciences offers 7 master programmes by coursework or research.

Master of Medicine

Beginning January 2017, Master of Medicine is available to doctors undergoing Basic Specialty Training in Brunei Darussalam in 9 disciplines:

anaethesiology, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, primary health care, psychiatry, public health and surgery.

The Master of Medicine (M.Med) at IHS introduces accredited, structured and certified training programmes for medical graduates, bringing in specialties such as anaethesiology, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, primary health care, psychiatry, public health and surgery. Its vision is to develop high quality and comprehensive training to graduates to become consultants in an effective, efficient, responsive, affordable, equitable and accessible manner. The programme is carried out on a part-time basis and is delivered through a series of modules over the span of 3 years in block release mode (4 days each session, 5 sessions a year). 

Course Coordinator:

Dr Hjh Fazean Irdayati Binti Hj Idris (fazean.idris@ubd.edu.bn)

Master of Science in Primary Health Care

The programme leading to the Master of Science in Primary Health Care is conducted part-time and delivered in a modular format, with 15 modules, each of duration 4 days , being delivered over 3 years and distributed accordingly in each semester. Students of the Master of Science in Primary Health Care must also participate in the Vocational Training Scheme for Primary Health Care. This 3-year training runs concurrently with the course and fulfills the requirements to include the clinical aspects of the programme. Eligibility to participate in the Vocational Training Scheme and the postings required will be decided by the relevant postgraduate trainers and committee after taking into account the background and clinical experience of the prospective student.

The principal programme aims are to:

  • Deliver a Master of Science programme as a series of modules over three years;
  • Monitor the participants' progress through the programme by competence and performance assessments;
  • Award a Master of Science in Primary Health Care to successful participants.

Currently, the last 2 cohorts are expected to complete this Programme at the end of 2017 and 2018.

The MSc Primary Health Care has now evolved into the Master of Medicine (Primary Health Care) and current applicants will need to apply for this.

Master of Public Health

The MPH programme offers relevant, high-value instruction, research and service aimed at enhancing the health of human populations. Its principal focus is on helping public health professionals acquire up-to-date generalist and specialist knowledge, skills and attitude required to effectively and efficiently address present and emerging local, regional and global public health challenges.

The normal duration of the MPH programme is 18 months full time and 36 months part time.

The student, to be considered for award of the MPH degree, needs to obtain a total of 48 modular credits (MCs) from course modules, a practicum, and a dissertation. Of the 48 MCs, 20 are from core course modules, 8 from option course modules, 8 the practicum and 12, dissertation.

Course Coordinator: 

Dr Nik Anni Afiqah Hj Mohd Tuah (anni.mohamad@ubd.edu.bn)

Master of Health Science by Research

Master of Health Science in Biomedical Sciences by Research

Master of Health Science in Clinical Sciences by Research

Master of Health Science in Nursing by Research

Master of Health Science in Midwifery by Research

Master of Health Science in Public Health by Research

 

 

For information about Graduate Studies Programme, please contact Programme Leader: 

Prof Munikumar Venkatasalu (kumar.venkatasalu@ubd.edu.bn)

Entry Requirements

Medicine by Coursework
  • Hold a primary medical degree, MBBS or its equivalent which is recognized by the Brunei Medical Board (BMB)
  • Be licensed or registered to practice medicine in Brunei or in another country in a recognised post
  • Have at least 24 months of experience after completion of pre-registration year (foundation year 1 and foundation year 2)
  • Meet the minimum English qualification for UBD (IELTS 6.0)
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • The following specialties need additional requirements to enter the programme:
    • M.Med (Anaesthesiology)
      Have worked in anaesthesiology for at least 6 months (either continuously or intermittently) after registration
    • M.Med (Critical Care Medicine)
      Have worked (continuously or intermittently) in Critical Care Medicine/Intensive Care Medicine for at least 6 months
    • M.Med (General Internal Medicine)
      Have at least 24 months of General Internal Medicine experience of post-foundation training
    • M.Med (Paediatrics)
      Have at least 12 months of Vocational Training or Basic Specialty Training in Paediatrics
    • M.Med (Psychiatry)
      Hold a full-time clinical post in psychiatry and working for the Ministry of Health, Brunei
Public Health by Coursework

  • Admission to Master of Public Health programme is offered to medical doctors and candidates with first class degrees in health-related fields such as a Bachelor's degree holders in nursing, pharmacology, nutrition and other allied health sciences.
  • The applicant’s relevant professional experience is considered.
  • The applicant is required to be proficient in English and to meet UBD’s minimum English requirement for master degree entry.
  • Applicants are required to undergo an interview on a case by case basis.
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Biomedical Sciences by Research
  • An upper second or first class honours degree in relevant field of biomedical or health sciences OR a Bachelor’s degree in medicine (lower second class honours may be considered when supported with evidence of strong research interest)
  • Meet UBD’s minimum English requirement for master degree entry
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Clinical Sciences by Research
  • MBBS degree or equivalent OR an upper second or first class honours degree in any health-related discipline, or other disciplines with strong interest or experience in health sciences from a recognised institution.
  • Meet UBD’s minimum English requirement for master degree entry
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Nursing by Research
  • An upper second or first class honours in BHSc Nursing degree at UBD or from a recognised institution.
  • Each candidate must have a license to practise through registration.
  • Meet UBD’s minimum English requirement for master degree entry
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
 Midwifery by Research
  • An upper second or first class honours in BHSc Midwifery degree at UBD or in a Bachelor’s degree in nursing with adequate maternal and child health component in the curriculum
  • Each candidate must have a license to practise through registration.
  • Meet UBD’s minimum English requirement for master degree entry
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Public Health by Research
  • An upper second or first class honours in BHSc Medicine or Nursing at UBD or in a Bachelor's degree in health sciences or health-related discipline from a recognised university
  • Meet UBD’s minimum English requirement for master degree entry
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.