Academics

Curriculum/Course

To prepare students for an exciting career in frontier biomedical research, the MMP program provides in-depth laboratory trainings, scientific courses, seminars, and forums involving outstanding invited speakers from aboard (e.g. Nobel laureates; members of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, ROC, etc.).

During their first year of study, graduate students in the MMP program will take two laboratory rotations and a multidisciplinary core course in preparation for advanced coursework in specific areas of interest. Various research groups spanning nearly every major field in biomedical sciences offer a variety of advanced courses. By selecting different combinations of advanced courses, graduate students have the flexibility to formulate an interdisciplinary education tailored to their individual interests and career objectives.

Course Availability

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Credit Requirements

Students entering with a master's degree have to complete at least 18 credits of professional and specialty courses (excluding 12 credits of doctoral thesis research).

Note: For students entering with a bachelor’s degree only, an additional 12 credits in formal courses is required for graduation.

Courses Credits
Molecular Medicine 3
Seminar in Molecular Medicine 4
Laboratory Rotations 2
Electives >=9
Thesis Research 12
Total Credits 30

Required Courses

All graduate students in MMP are required to take the following courses as part of the core curriculum for the molecular medicine program. For more details on course description and course syllabus, please refer to the individual course links below:

  1. Molecular Medicine (3 credits, 1st semester of the 1st year)
  2. Seminar in Molecular Medicine (1 credit per semester, for a total of 4 credits within the first two years.)
    The course is composed of a series of weekly "journal club" presentations and discussions in which graduate students lead a review and discussion session of recently published, cutting-edge scientific papers of major interest in the field of Molecular Medicine.
  3. Laboratory Rotations (1 credit each semester in the first year, total 2 credits. At least finish 1 rotation each semester)
    Laboratory rotations during the first year provide in-depth laboratory experiences and an opportunity to survey cutting-edge research in different fields of biomedical sciences. Students need to complete at least two laboratory rotations of two months each by the end of their first year.
  4. Annual Progress Report (0 credit, every spring semesters, starting in the 3rd academic year.)
  5. Research Ethics (0 credit, online course from NYMU, have to take and pass before QE.)
  6. Thesis Research (12 credits)

Elective Courses

Electives can be taken from courses offered through MMP or related courses from other TIGP programs at Academia Sinica. Some of the elective courses offered include the followings. Please refer to the individual course links below for more descriptions on the courses:

  1. Experimental Approaches in Molecular Medicine (2 credits, every spring)
  2. Molecular and Cell Biology (4 credits, every fall)
  3. Introduction to Neuroscience (3 credits, every fall)
  4. Immunology (2 credits, spring, every 2 years)
  5. B2. Basic Molecular Biology II (3 credits, every spring)
  6. Special Topics in Neurobiology (2 credits, every spring)
  7. Experimental Approaches in Molecular and Cell Biology (2 credits, every fall)
  8. Professional development for a graduate student (2 credits, every spring)
  9. Molecular Cancer Biology (2 credits, every fall)
  10. Translational Medicine (2 credits, every fall)

Note: Students can also choose their electives from other related courses at National Yang-Ming University (the medium of instruction is English), up to 1/3 of the credits required for graduation. The courses offered by other programs in TIGP, please see http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/Download.html