Perdana University

Introduction

VICE-CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings from Perdana University, Malaysia.

Perdana University was established in 2011 under the auspices of the Public-Private Partnership unit of the Prime Minister’s department.

It began with two medical programmes: the Doctor of Medicine, offered through the Graduate School of Medicine, and the Bachelor of Medicine conducted by the Perdana University-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine. The former is the first graduate entry medical programme in Malaysia. In a short span of time Perdana has expanded with other programmes, including Occupational Therapy, International Trade, Bioinformatics and Foundation in Science.

Perdana University has in place an interim campus that is well furnished, equipped and wired to provide ready access to online education platforms even when one is on the move. We take serious cognizance that the best of the physical facilities will remain as idyllic structures without the support of a competent, committed and passionate faculty to guide and mentor our students in academic and scholarly activities as they themselves immerse as well in research with the multitude of collaborating academic partners. We are very fortunate indeed that during this short period we are able to attract committed and dynamic academics as well as university administrators, locally and internationally, to join our Team Perdana. Our international faculty members come from all over the world, including Malaysian talents from abroad who are willing to return home through the Talent Corp Malaysia programme.

Our students form a remarkable galére of impassioned individuals who possess qualities and preparedness necessary to stand up to the complexity and inherent difficulties of their respective studies. Together with them, as we chart our future as a scholarly community, we take cue of the words of Sydney J Harris that “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” that will expand our horizon and open endless opportunities.

Welcome to the Perdana (Premier) family. As you gaze out of our windows, you will see limitless opportunities in your preparation to become a member of a new, exciting knowledge-driven future.

Thank you. Keep well and in touch.

Professor Dato’ Dr. Syed Ahmad Bin Hussein

Chief Executive / Vice Chancellor

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Master of Science (MSc) Bioinformatics by Research

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years January 2016 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

With the advancements in molecular biology, genomics, genetics and medical sciences, there is currently a high demand for bioinformaticians worldwide, which is largely unmet, in-part due to a shortage in the supply of qualified and trained bioinformaticians. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) Bioinformatics by Research Why Study Bioinformatics at Perdana University Bioinformatics is a transformative science that is at the crux of interdisciplinary research, with a pivotal role in the growth of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. It is essential for analysis and interpretation of complex and large biological datasets generated by functional studies and high throughput technologies, such as next-generation sequencing. With the advancements in molecular biology, genomics, genetics and medical sciences, there is currently a high demand for bioinformaticians worldwide, which is largely unmet, in-part due to a shortage in the supply of qualified and trained bioinformaticians. Perdana University School for Postgraduate Studies, through the Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics (PU-CBi), is pleased to offer several bioinformatics educational programmes at various levels of qualifications (Postgraduate Diploma, PgDip; Master of Science, MSc; and Doctor of Philosophy, PhD) that have been carefully designed in consultation with leading academic and industry experts of the field. The over-arching goal of these programmes is to empower bioscientists (students, researchers, and IT professionals supporting biologists) the ability to develop and/or apply innovative bioinformatics solutions to solve biological problems. BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME Graduates will be able to: Develop and apply innovative bioinformatics solutions to complex research problems Further their education in bioinformatics or any field of life sciences (basic, applied or services) Pursue a career in the life sciences, either in academia or industry RECOGNITION The programme is recognized by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia. Entry Requirements ACADEMIC Bachelor of Science (BSc) with GPA of at least 2.75 in a related field recognized by Perdana University’s Senate; or A Bachelor degree with GPA of less than 2.75 and more than 2.5 can be considered subject to internal evaluation; or Other qualifications recognized by Perdana University’s Committee as equivalent to a Bachelor degree with minimum GPA of 2.5 ENGLISH Adequate proficiency in English Language as approved by the Perdana University Senate. Curriculum Structure This is a full-research based programme: Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework (if required) Phase II: Proposal Defence Phase III: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation Phase IV (optional): Upgrade to PhD Phase V: Thesis submission and examination [-]