Master of Medical Sciences

The Master of Medical Sciences programs are designed to cater to the needs and aspirations of individual students, the expressed needs of the relevant institutions in the UAE, and the current strengths in different disciplines in the CMHS. Currently the structure of the M. Med. Sc. curriculum is organized into three tracks: “Microbiology & Immunology”, “Pharmacology and Toxicology” and “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)”. 1- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology tack is a multi-disciplinary program which provides students with a foundation in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as intensive state-of-the-art laboratory research training. Research areas in the Biochemistry Department focus on the Biochemical, Molecular and Cellular basis of human diseases including Cancer Biology, Diabetes, and Neurodegenerative disorders, in addition to areas in Gene Regulation, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Epigenetic, Signal Transduction, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and Immunology and Biochemical Toxicology. 2- Microbiology & Immunology The Microbiology and Immunology track provides students with core knowledge at the respective levels in basic immunology, the pathogenesis of autoimmune and infectious diseases, the molecular details of host-pathogen interactions, the molecular biology and molecular epidemiology of selected pathogens, and the genetic manipulation of pathogens. 3- Pharmacology & Toxicology The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare highly qualified individuals to be successful scientists in academic and industrial biomedical research. The pharmacology and toxicology faculty members carry out research in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, drug metabolism, toxicology, proteomics, molecular pharmacology, receptors and signal transduction, and drug design.

Program Objectives

  • Biomedical Knowledge.
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills.
  • Scholarly Research.
  • Professionalism and ethics.
  • Publications and presentations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge of biomedical sciences in their scholarly activities.
  • Demonstrate communication skills (with peers and colleagues) that are effective in the exchange and translation of knowledge and information.
  • Apply professional ethics and commitment to their scholarly activities.
  • Engage in collaborative health science research.
  • use quantitative and qualitative methods present and defend their scientific research findings.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 36 hours

Master of Medical Science Major

Required Courses (10.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ETHC600Ethical Conduct in Medical Research1.000
JRC601Biomedical Sc Journal Club 11.000
PRR600Principles of Research1.000
SEM601Biomedical Sciences Seminar I  11.000
STA600Biostatistics & Experimental Design2.000
1 : Taken 3 Times

Electives Courses (6CH for BM, PT tracks and 8CH MI track) (8.00 hours)

Credit Hours

Research Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track

Required Courses (8.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BMB601Techniques in Biochemistry2.000
BMB602Advanced Molecular Biology2.000
BMB603Advanced Cell Biology2.000
BMB604Advanced Topics in Biochemistry2.000


Microbiology and Immunology Track

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MMIM601Molecular Bacteriology2.000
MMIM602Cellular and Molecular Immunology2.000
MMIM603Molecular Principles of Viral Replication and Pathogensis2.000


Pharmacology and Toxicology Track

Required Courses (8.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHTX601General Systemic Pharmacology2.000
PHTX602Molecular Mechanism of Drug Action2.000
PHTX603Neurotransmitters in Health and Diseases2.000
PHTX604Molecular Principles of Organ Toxicity2.000