Module Offer Semesters (subject to changes)

Modules CodeModule DescriptionModular Credits (MC)Semester
Core @
MDG5108 Biostatistics for Basic Research 4MC August/January
MDG5108 Graduate Research Seminar and Workshop 4MC August/January
Elective *
MDG5102 Techniques in Biomedical Research 4MC January
MDG5205 Neuroscience 4MC January
MDG5207 Advanced Topics in Cellular &
Translational Immunology
4MC January
MDG5216 Ethical, Legal and Economic Issues in Health Policies (in Asia) 4MC January
MDG5218 Biochemical and Genetic Approaches to
Understanding Cell Biology
4MC January (#)
MDG5222 Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases 4MC January
MDG5224 Animal Models of Human Diseases 2MC January
MDG5227 Bio-Innovation & Entrepreneurship 4MC January (##)
MDG5230 Topics in Bioethics Research Methods  4MC January
MDG5232 Case studies in the biotechnology industry 2MC January
MDG5233 Current Topics in Drug Design and Development 4MC January
MDG5234 Independent Study Module (CBmE) 4MC January
MDG5236 Pathways to Biomedical Innovation and Enterprise 2MC January (#)
MDG5237 Biomedical Innovation Capstone 2MC January (#)
MDG5238 Clinical Pharmacology I 4MC January
MDG5240 Independent Study Module - Innovation Capstone Project 2MC January
CDM5101 Fundamentals of Cancer Biology 4MC January
CDM5104 Introduction to Bioinformatics 2MC January
MDG5214 Research Skills 4MC August
MDG5204 Advanced Topics in Pharmacology 4MC August
MDG5215 Applied Bioethics and Biolaw 4MC August
MDG5220 Array and Omics 2MC August
MDG5221 Viral vectors for manipulating gene expression  2MC August
MDG5223 Stem Cells And Regenerative Medicine  2MC August
MDG5226 Antimicrobial Resistance and Drug Discovery 4MC August
MDG5229 Advanced Topics in Signal Transduction  4MC August
MDG5231 Topics in Biomedical and Behavioural Research Ethics  4MC August
MDG5239 Clinical Pharmacology II  4MC August
CDM5102 Translational Cancer Research  4MC August
CDM5103 Advanced Topics in RNA Biology and Human Diseases 4MC August
@Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (Pass/Fail) module.


*All elective modules chosen must be graded and of at least 2MC if it is to be used towards the CAP. Students may choose their elective modules from those offered by the School, Department of Biological Sciences or Research Institutes/Centres affiliated with the National University of Singapore. Students who are interested in clinical or epidemiologic research may also choose their elective modules from the Master of Public Health programme. In addition to the elective modules required of their MSc candidature, graduate students can take their additional electives any time before confirmation as a PhD candidate. They may take Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory modules to widen their knowledge but such modules cannot be used towards the CAP calculation. As electives are meant to improve the students' breadth of knowledge, students should register for their electives only after consultation with and with approval from their supervisors.

For modules offered by other faculties and Research Institutes/Centres, students should check with the respective faculties/Research Institutes/Centres for the module information and schedules.

(#) MDG5218, MDG5236, and MDG5237 will be offered once every 2 years, starting from AY1920 Semester 2.

(##) MDG5227 will be offered once every 2 years, starting from AY2021 Semester 2.


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