Doctor Of Philosophy (Medical Physiology)

postgraduate in medical science at lesson


Programme Description

We provide a diverse PhD program focusing on various research areas in the specialisations of human and medical physiology, with core concentrations in musculoskeletal physiology, neurophysiology, endocrinology, pulmonary physiology, cardiovascular physiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology, exercise physiology and other related fields. Our state-of-the-art laboratories, equipped with specialized resources, offer a conducive environment for students to conduct independent research. Our dedicated and experienced academic staff provide guidance and support to students throughout their research endeavors. This program is designed for individuals aspiring to enhance their knowledge and expertise in this pertinent field of study.
A Doctoral Degree is to provide further enhancement of knowledge, skills and abilities obtained at the master’s level. It generally provides the graduate with the abilities to conduct independent research.

Aim of the Programme
The main objective of this program is to provide research training that nurtures the development of independent research skills in students. Additionally, students gain a comprehensive understanding of Medical Physiology and its interconnected facets. The program encompasses lectures, research activities, and thesis work, enabling students to cultivate a well-rounded perspective. This educational experience equips students to strategically plan their careers within the medical field.

Duration: 3-4 Years (Full-Time), 4-6 Years (Part-Time)

Intake : Ongoing

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline


  • Research Methodology
  • Research work in the selected area ( Cell and stem cell Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Musculoskeletal Physiology, Pulmonary Physiology, Endocrinology, Excertory Physiology, Pathophysiology, Reproductive Physiology and relavent areas.)


Eligiblity :

  • Master’s Degree in Physiology, Degree with medical, biological Sciences or equivalent related areas recognized by the Malaysian government.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions accepted for direct enrolment into PhD Biotechnology program: A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent”
MQA requirement: Masters by Research & Masters by Mixed Mode:
CGPA > 2.75, for 2.75 >CGPA> 2.5 can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
Masters by coursework: Min CGPA of 2.5*Int Student- TOEFL Min Score 550 or IELTS Min Score 6.0 If No Language Criteria then need to pass Language Placement Examination at University Level.
Masters Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology (Level 7, MQF)
or a related field
Masters Degree in Microbiology (Level 7, MQF)
or other equivalent qualification in Life SciencesAll applicants are expected to have a reasonable command of the English Language and possess
a) TOEFL score 550, or
b) IELTS band 6, or
c) MUET band 4
Bachelor’s Degree 1) A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
2) Undergo internal assessment;
3) Any other requirements of the HEP”

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching and research, Experimental medicine and Pharmaceutical companies, ergonomics and fitness industries, medical labs.