• Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Is the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme a full time programme?

The Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme is a full time programme, conducted over a one-year period involving two long semesters (14 weeks per semester) and one short/special semester (8 weeks) with only two weekdays of full classes (Wednesdays & Thursdays) except for some elective module that have classes on either Monday or Thursday.

2. When is the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme conducted?

The classes for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme are conducted during weekdays. Their core modules are conducted within two weekdays (Wednesdays and Thursday) while their electives may have classes either on Monday or Thursday. There will be no weekend classes.

3. What is the mode of study of the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme?

Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme is a coursework programme, whereby you will attend classes, complete assignments and sit exams where applicable.

4. What is the duration of the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme?

It is a 1-year programme with two long semesters (14 weeks per semester) and one special semester (8weeks).

5. How much is the course fee for the 1-year programme?

For the academic year 2019/2020, the course fee is RM 40,000 for Malaysian applicants and RM60,000 for international applicants. Please refer to: https://mohre.um.edu.my/course-details for updates.

6. What are the admission criteria for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme?

In order to apply for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme, you need to fulfill the following entry requirements: - Have a bachelor’s degree with CGPA of at least 3.0 and above or equivalent - Have fulfilled one of the English Language requirement from below: o obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); OR o a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT); OR o a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR o a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Please refer to https://mohre.um.edu.my/entry-requirements for more information on the entry requirement.

7. Is there scholarship offered for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme?

Yes, there is scholarship provided by the National Institute of Health (NIH), United States (US) and University of Malaya (UM) for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme.

8. Am I eligible for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) Scholarship?

With the limited number of scholarships only Malaysian and international applicants, from low or middle-income countries in Southeast Asia (such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) who fulfill entry requirements for the programme are eligible to apply and will be considered for scholarship award.

9. Am I required to be bonded with University of Malaya (UM) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States (US) if I am awarded the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) Scholarship?

No. You are not required to be bonded with either University of Malaya (UM) or the National Institute of Health (NIH).

10. Can I pursue the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme online?

The Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) will be conducted face-to-face but University of Malaya intends to offer an online based syllabus in the future.

11. Is there a minimum attendance requirement for the attended classes?

A minimum of 80% of attendance are expected of all candidates.

12. Which institution will be conferring the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) degree?

University of Malaya (UM) will be conferring the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) degree. But the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme is conducted by multidisciplinary experts from University of Malaya (UM) and the Berman Institute of Health, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

13. What does the Practicum of Health Research Ethics module entail?

The Practicum of Health Research Ethics module is a fieldwork attachment experience scheduled in Special Semester (June – September) and will go on for 8 weeks.

14. Can you tell me more about of the fieldwork attachment in the Practicum of Health Research Ethics?

The fieldwork attachment will offer three different track experiences such as (1) institutional review board (IRB) track (2) Research track and (3) Organizational attachment. Students/candidates will have the opportunity to choose any one, with an individually-tailored plan. Practicum of Health Research Ethics will offer opportunity for students to transfer their knowledge of health research ethics through working with lead researchers, observing data collection in special population in natural settings, working with ethics committees, working with a mentor in an organization etc.

15. What does the Research Project entail?

The Research Project (9 Credit) can be considered as a minor project or small-scale dissertation that include supervisor consultation, data collection and analysis to evaluate specific ethical principles such as informed consent, individual and community rights, confidentiality, and other ethical standards. The Research Project module will include proposal presentation, field work (data collection and analysis), report writing and presentation of outcome.

16. What is the job scope or opportunities for this course?

Among the career prospects for this course are research ethics committee member, university academician or lecturer, researcher in health institutions, manager of clinical research centres, executive in ethics accreditation body or policy-maker in government agency (Please refer to page https://mohre.um.edu.my/entry-requirements.

17. Where will the classes be conducted for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE)?

Most of the modules will be conducted in the Faculty of Medicine of University of Malaya (UM). The elective ‘Ethics of Sustainability’ will be conducted in the Faculty of Science of University of Malaya (UM). The Practicum of Health Research Ethics being a fieldwork will be based on the chosen track and partners with some meetings with the module instructor for face-to-face discussion sessions (venue to be informed at a later time).

Last Update: 14/06/2022