Jabatan Anatomi Fakulti Perubatan

 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Master of Medical Science (Anatomy), Mixed Mode (course work and dissertation)


This is a full-time course that runs over two years (four semesters) with a maximum of three years (six semesters). The course consists of two phases:


1. Coursework (first year, 20 credit hours)


SemesterCode SubjectTopic
1st semesterFA6015Macroscopic anatomy IUpper and lower limbs, respiratory and cardiovascular systems
FA6214Microscopic anatomyAll systems of the body
FA6613Developmental anatomyAll systems of the body
2nd semesterFA6025Macroscopic anatomy IIGastrointestinal tract, pelvis and perineum, head and neck

Each candidate must participate in the preparation of seminars and practical tasks including preparation of histological slides, slide staining and cadaver dissection.

At the end of each semester, students will undergo an examination and must obtain a CGPA grade of at least 3.0 to continue their studies in the second year.


2. Research with dissertation (second year, 20 credit hours)

Each candidate is required to submit a research dissertation at the end of second year as part of the requirements before being awarded a Master’s Degree. A supervisor will be appointed at the beginning of the third semester. Candidate will be guided to provide research proposals for grant applications and obtain the research ethical approval. The candidate progress report will be sent to the faculty every six months.


Admission for this program is only made ONCE a year (September intake), but applications can be made at any time. For further information on the entry fees and qualifications, please refer to the information link below.


The department’s research projects focus on the following key areas:

  • Cell and tissue culture (Prof Dr Norzana Abd Ghafar, Dr Taty Anna Kamarudin and Dr Nahdia Afiifah Abdul Jalil)
  • Bone metabolism (AP Dr Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli and Dr Fairus Ahmad)
  • Cardiovascular (Prof Dr Srijit Das and Dr Syarifah Aisyah Syed Abd Halim)
  • Wound Healing (AP Dr Teoh Seong Lin and Prof Dr Srijit Das)
  • Neuroscience (AP Dr Teoh Seong Lin and Dr Mohamad Fairuz Yahaya)
  • Stress enzymes (AP Dr Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli, Dr Fairus Ahmad and Dr Mohd Amir Kamaruzzaman)
  • Metabolic Syndrome (Dr Fairus Ahmad, Dr Mohamad Fairuz Yahaya, AP Dr Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli and AP Dr Teoh Seong Lin)


For more information regarding our postgraduate program, don’t hesitate to contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoh Seong Lin
Department of Anatomy Postgraduate Coordinator
   +603-9145 8635