M.Sc. program in Oral Biology

(International Program)

Course Structure

Program Expected Learning Outcome (M.Sc. Levels)

  1. Design research with creative and critical thinking toward novel knowledge and/or innovations in Oral and Craniofacial Biology. (M.Sc. Level – Fill the gap in knowledge)
  2. Execute and perform high-standard research projects in Oral and Craniofacial Biology. (M.Sc. Level – Utilize and perform the standard protocols/methods appropriate for the project)
  3. Conduct research with integrity.
  4. Demonstrate academic English proficiency. (M.Sc.Level – Communicate in science community and presentation)
  5. Utilise appropriate informatic technology for acquiring information and communications.

Academic System

The semester system (Aug-Dec, Jan-May) and credit hours are utilized. The program lasts approximately 2-3 academic years for a Master’s degree.

Study Duration

Approximately 2-3 academic years for Master program.

Study Program

4031 Dissertation orientated program

4032 Coursework integrated program

Milestone

Year 1: Information retrieval from scientific databases for research proposal development with the utilisation of appropriate information technology and academic English.

Year 2: Conduct research experiment with integrity and present research finding in form of oral and written presentation with the utilisation of appropriate information technology and academic English.

Requirements for Graduation

The students must meet the following requirements for Master graduation:

  • Obtain total credits hours
  • Defense the thesis
  • Publication

Curriculum

Track
Research Only
Coursework
Total Credits
36 Credits
36 Credits
Required courses
5 Credits
Elective courses
19 Credits
Thesis credits
36 Credits
12 Credits

Courses

Required Courses

Discussion on and presentation of current topics in oral biology. (Syllabus click here)

Discussion on and presentation of current topics in oral biology. (Syllabus click here)

A comprehensive overview of advanced knowledge and current research areas in oral biology including development of craniofacial complex, extracellular matrix, mineralized tissues, saliva, biofilm, cariology, periodontal diseases, cancer, and orofacial pain with emphasis on active research topics and experimental approaches to address questions in oral biology. (Syllabus click here)

Elective Courses

Special topics in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, oral pathology, pharmacology and microbiology in related to dental sciences. (Syllabus click here)

Current topics in oral diagnosis; clinical management for special case; advancement of diseases and treatment within related areas of dentistry; advanced technology of recording system and informative analysis. (Syllabus click here)

Training by using various techniques in oral biology research. (Syllabus click here)

Practice in reading, analyzing and discussing of scientific papers in oral biology. (Syllabus click here)

Principles and techniques in biomedical research; cell culture techniques; spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry; molecular biology techniques; immunological techniques; electrophoresis; chromatography; radioisotope techniques. (Syllabus click here)

Fundamental elements of bone structure with special emphasis on both cellular and molecular biology relevant to bone formation, bone resorption and their mechanisms of regulation. (Syllabus click here)

Physiology of pain and pain modulation; psychology of pain; pain measurement; types of pain; pharmacology of pain; genetic and environmental influences on pain. (Syllabus click here)

Analytical and critical discussion on the current advanced articles published in highly accepted journals in the field of oral biology. (Syllabus click here)

Principles of developing materials for tissue engineering, cell biology and cell response to materials, designing experiment and testing protocol for tissue engineering; histology, and developmental biology related to tissue engineering design; techniques and application of tissue engineering for craniofacial structures: teeth, bone, cartilage, oral mucosa, periodontium, salivary gland and other related structures. (Syllabus click here)

Collection and analysis of articles published in the field of oral biology and related disciplines in order to write the review literature leading to a new hypothesis and the ability to design experiments to answer the hypothesis. (Syllabus click here)

Special and Current topics including the breakthrough knowledge in Oral Biology to explain pathogenesis and mechanism of infection in oral diseases, the mechanism of aging and genetic control of cellular behavior. (Syllabus click here)

Dissertation Courses

  • 3200811 Thesis (for students in coursework tracks)
  • 3200816 Thesis (for students in research only track)

DDS/MSc in Oral Biology Dual Degree Track

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must currently enrol in the DDS program and complete at least 120 credits in the DDS curriculum. The MSc in Oral Biology track for the applicants is the Research-Only Track.

Applicants should have interested research topics and are encouraged to consult with the potential advisors.

Applicants must have the English testing scores – CU-TEP 45 or above, IELTS 4.0 or above, TOEFL (internet-based) 45 or above, or other TOEFL platform scoring equivalent to internet-based at 45 or above.

Contact person for DDS/MSc in Oral Biology Track – Associate Professor Chalida Limjeerajarus (chalida.n@chula.ac.th)