M.Phil-Molecular Medicine

Ziauddin University is pleased to announce HEC approved M.Phil. Program in Molecular Medicine. Presently this program is offered by very few universities and Ziauddin University is the first private sector university in Pakistan to offer this program at an affordable cost.  It is newly emerging and most sought after filed in medicine globally with a focus on the description of diseases at molecular and genetic level with marked changes in the diagnostic modalities. This program will provide multidisciplinary approach with a team of physicians and scientists working together for generating new knowledge in the field of medicine and therapeutics. This 2-4 years program is designed to train candidates with science and medical background in strong understanding of the molecular mechanisms of diseases at par with international standards. The well-designed program covers the fields of Molecular Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Pathophysiology, Molecular Oncology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells Therapy, Molecular Pharmacology and Bioinformatics

This Program in Molecular Medicine with its multipronged approach would provide a wide coverage for development of knowledge based, skills & research to the trainees with medical, dental and background of science in general. The same program will further be extended to the level of Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine with provision of induction to the clinical faculty in medicine and dentistry from various subjects to promote Ph.D. in molecular medicine for the clinical and basic science faculty.

Scope of the Program

Molecular medicine is a comprehensive field which aims to provide an insight to researchers in regard to the development of molecular biology tools and identification of molecular targets for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of a diverse number of human diseases.

The purpose of the Molecular medicine M.Phil. Program is to develop knowledge and skills that has got wide spread applications in both basic sciences and clinical work at the medical institutions, research and development (R & D) organizations, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, molecular biology laboratories and clinical labs etc. The research degree would always be an additional academic qualification in all fields for clinical faculty to give a research edge for promotions on various academic posts. Training based education is largely focused on high quality clinical care but the academic institutions require additional research acumen for the generation of new knowledge from evidence based medicine therefore; they can work as research associates/ research officers and scientists in clinical departments.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sixteen years of education in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Physiology etc.), M.B.B.S., B.D.S., and Pharm.D. or equivalent degree from HEC recognized institutions with minimum cGPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.00 in B.S./M.Sc. in semester system or 60% marks in annual system.
  • Final selection of candidates will be based on the previous academic record and experience, entry test and an interview.

Fee Structure

Application Fee PKR 5,000
Admission Fee PKR 50,000
Thesis Fee PKR 50,000
Tuition FeePKR 65,000 per semester
Examination Fee PKR 23,000

Curriculum of The Program

Year 1Year 2-4
1st semester2nd semester
Introduction to Molecular MedicineCellular & Molecular Pathology 

·       Submission of synopsis with approval

·       Research Work

·       Thesis in Molecular Medicine

·       Presentation & Thesis Defense

Laboratory Techniques ILaboratory Techniques II
Molecular Cell BiologyInferential Biostatistics
Stem Cells Therapy & Regenerative MedicineMolecular Pharmacology
Cell PhysiologyImmunology & Microbiology
Molecular Biology & GeneticsResearch Methodology
Epidemiology

The student must have passed all examinations in compulsory and elective courses before he/she can submit the thesis.