Programme Specification

Significance of program

The Master of Science in Tropical Medicine, M.Sc. (Trop. Med.), is one of our leading international programs offered to Bachelor of Science graduates, whose first degree was in a related subject. Master of Science in Tropical Medicine students are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge across the broad areas of Tropical Medicine. Specialized training for specific skills and knowledge are also provided to individuals in their chosen area of expertise. The program focuses on the development of good attitude towards the profession and society and the development of commitment to future productive careers as lecturers, employees in government or private sectors or as researchers. The program graduates are expected to be an important human resource of an international standard. They will be a key strength in improving public health at national and regional levels.

Objectives of Program

At the end of the course, M.Sc. (Tropical Medicine) graduates should have -

  1. A high moral standard and ethics: Graduates will possess academic and professional ethics and be able to diagnose problems with moral and ethical principles and reasoning as well as be able to guide the others ethically.
  2. Knowledge and intellectual skills: Graduates will be knowledgeable of tropical diseases both theoretically and practically and be able to apply research techniques in exploring and presenting the knowledge related to tropical diseases. They will use existing information in effectively solving problems related to tropical diseases and be able to synthesize research results as well as plan and conduct their own research.
  3. Interpersonal relationship skills and responsibility: Graduates will understand the importance of being responsible for assigned tasks and be able to work with others well, both as the leader and as a member of the group.
  4. Analytical, communication and Information Technology skills: Graduates will be able to choose appropriate technology to clearly communicate information and present situations, problems or research results to the others in an informed and appropriate way.

Table Characteristics mapping of the ELOs and the Thai Qualification Framework for Higher Education (TQF)

M/E = Moral/ethics
K/I = Knowledge I/intellectual skills
R/R = Interpersonal relationship/responsibility skills
A/T = Analytical skills / communication and information technology







Assessment Scheme


Perform professional and ethical responsibility with community awareness




Evaluate scientific research articles
Group discussion Participation in the class Ethical approval
Thesis examination outcome


Justify, awareness in the copy-write of research work




Ethical approval
Turn it-in report
Thesis examination outcome


Demonstrate an ethical performance




Critical appraisal the research
articles Group discussion Class attendant
Thesis examination outcome


Explain knowledge in depth and acquire new knowledge




Paper examination
Oral examination Presentation of research articles Seminar, Journal club
Critical appraisal


Develop, conduct , analyze, interpret research project using proper statistical methods




Proposal examination
Thesis examination outcome


Create the relevant knowledge in problem
solving for the benefits of community




Community evaluation/ feed back
Self-assessment report


Perform a standard scientific presentation to the community




Presentation of research articles
Seminar, Journal club
Critical appraisal
Thesis examination outcome


Incorporate knowledge and  skills, analyze data arising from research using a proper methodology




Oral presentation/examination
Group discussion


Design, planning, conduct, conclude the research project




Paper /proceeding of research project
Literature review report
Proposal examination
Thesis examination outcome


Perform effective team working skills




Group discussion/report


Conduct high responsibility in assignment




Group discussion/report


Perform the advance leadership skills




Group discussion/report Presentation in the meeting/conference


Apply statistical methods for analysis of scientific research




Paper examination
Thesis examination outcome

LO14 Communicate context and knowledge in Tropical Medicine      

Oral presentation in conference



Apply information technology for literature review and scientific presentation effectively




Oral presentation

PEOs formulated based on the missions and visions of FTM and MU. PEOs are as follows:

PEO1: Professional ethics and integrity with responsibility in their profession and community (ELO 1, 2, 3)
PEO2: An incorporate of knowledge and skill in their professional practices and research for new knowledge (ELO 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
PEO3: Application of relevant knowledge in the planning, design, analysis of Tropical Medicine research (ELO 9, 13, 15)
PEO4: An advance leadership and team working skill (ELO 10, 11, 12)
PEO5: Development of oral and written communication skills as appropriate (ELO 14, 15)

Program Specification

At the end, the course provides the information in the program specification is comprehensive and up-todate

Name of program: Master of Science in Tropical Medicine Program. The program has been offered since 1968. The courses are offered in English. The Program is taught fully in English by the lecturers of FTM. This program is also taught by visiting professors and visiting lecturers from world famous institutes/ universities such as Oxford University, Cambridge University.

Mode of study: Full time, regular
Study period: Minimum two years full time, commencing the first Monday of August each year. Maximum is 5 years.
Study place:  Faculty of Tropical Medicine
University’s name: Mahidol University
Awards: Master Degree of Tropical Medicine
Admission requirements: Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science or related fields, with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.50.