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DIPLOMA IN APPLIED PARASITOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY (DAP&E)

9 July - 5 December 2015

(5 months)

 

 

INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH (IMR)

 

The Institute for Medical Research (IMR) established in 1900, is the research arm of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Research programmes of the Institute are aligned with the health research priority areas and health needs of the country. The IMR undertakes research to advance scientific knowledge and understanding as well as to provide evidences for informed decision making and formulation of effective preventive and control programs and activities. Research is also carried out with the purpose of developing enabling technologies or products and identifying new biomarkers for use in the early detection and diagnosis of disease, monitoring of disease progression and targeted therapy. IMR also provides specialised diagnostic services, training in specialised field and consultative and advisory services.

 

 

SEAMEO-TROPMED REGIONAL CENTRE FOR

MICROBIOLOGY, PARASITOLOGY & ENTOMOLOGY

 

In line with the overall mission of SEAMEO, the role of SEAMEO-TROPMED is to promote health and to prevent or control diseases, thus improving the living conditions of people in South and Southeast Asia through relevant programmes and services. Together with two other Regional Centers in the NETWORK hosted by established academic and/or research institutions in the Philippines and Thailand, SEAMEO-TROPMED serves to facilitate the strengthening of national and institutional capabilities in research and human resource development through various training and postgraduate degree programmes, linkages, personnel exchanges, scientific forums, technical consultant services, publication and information dissemination.   SEAMEO-TROPMED Network beliefs that, healthy and enlightened citizen is the basis of stable nationhood.  

 

 

OBJECTIVE OF DAP&E COURSE

This Course aim to provide an overview of the major parasitic diseases of man and their vectors.  The training provided would enable the participants to:

      •          Understand, interpret and apply the basic epidemiological and statistical methods,
      •          Understanding of the biology and the life cycles of the major parasites and of their vectors or intermediate hosts,
      •          Identify (diagnosis) of the major parasites, vectors and intermediate hosts of some parasitic diseases using basic and molecular approaches,  
      •          understanding the pathogenesis and pathology of the major parasitic diseases and the immune responses to these parasites, 
      •          Appreciate the epidemiology of the major parasitic infections;
      •          Appreciate methods available for chemotherapy and control of the parasitic diseases,
      •          Comprehend methods used in the studying of medical entomology in the laboratory and in the field,
      •          Enable to conduct own research projects.

The Course is designed to train doctors, scientists and other health personnel for research, diagnostic services, control programmes and teaching institutions in Applied Parasitology and Entomology.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must have:

      •      A sufficiently good command of English
      •      Basic degree in medical,  biological or health sciences
      •      Working in the field of parasitology and entomology or related areas
      •      Should be between 26 to 46 years old at the closing date of the application
      •      Should be certified medically and physically fit to participate in this programme

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT

Applicant must have:

      •        A sufficiently good command of English
      •        Basic degree in medical,  biological or health sciences
      •        Working in the field of parasitology and entomology or related areas
      •        Should be between 26 to 46 years old at the closing date of the application
      •        Should be certified medically and physically fit to participate in this programme

 

Course Syllabus

The Course consists of the following modules:

1.         Effective Communication

2.         Principles of Immunology

3.         Principles of Molecular Biology

4.         Biostatistics & Epidemiology

5.         Insects of Medical Importance Including Field & Laboratory Techniques

6.         Control of Vectors of Medical Importance

7.         Medical Acarology

8.         Arthropod-Borne Nematode Diseases and Their Vectors

9.         Arthropod-Borne Protozoan Diseases

10.        Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis and Other Nematode Diseases

11.        Other Protozoan Diseases

12.        Diseases Course by Cestodes and Trematodes

13.        Research Project

 

COURSE VENUE

The course will be held at the SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Centre for Microbiology, Parasitology & Entomology, Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

COURSE MODULES

 

The Course consists of the following modules:

1.             Effective Communication

2.             Principles of Immunology

3.             Principles of Molecular Biology

4.             Biostatistics & Epidemiology

5.             Insects of Medical Importance Including Field & Laboratory Techniques

6.             Control of Vectors of Medical Importance

7.             Medical Acarology

8.             Arthropod-Borne Nematode Diseases and Their Vectors

9.             Arthropod-Borne Protozoan Diseases

10.          Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis and Other Nematode Diseases

11.          Other Protozoan Diseases

12.          Diseases Course by Cestodes and Trematodes

13.          Research Project

 

COURSE METHODOLOGY

Consist of Lectures, Demonstration, Hands-on laboratory practicals, field trips to collect samples and study visit, preparation of dissertation, conduct short research project, module test, mid term and final examination (consist of theory and practical assessment).

 

ASSESSMENT OF CANDIDATE

There will be continuous assessment of the candidate through the Course. At the end of groups of related modules, the candidates will be assessed. This contributes to 10% of the total marks. Each candidates will be required to do a literature review assignment on recent advances in a particular topic, and present this to the class and faculty members. This contributes to 5% of the total marks. A mid-term examination consisting of practical assessment contributes to 10% marks. All candidates are required to conduct a small original research project which will contribute to 25% of the total marks. The final examination consisting of both theory and practical assessments of the candidates will contribute to 50% of the total marks. A successful candidate will be awarwded the Diploma in Applied Parasitology and Entomology (DAP&E) of the SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Centre for Microbiology, Parasitology & Entomology, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A candidate who fails to obtain the pass mark but has satisfactorily completed the courses will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”.

 

DRESS CODE OF THE COURSE

The dress code for attending lectures is smart casual. However short skirts, shorts, sleeveless dress/blouse and slippers are not allowed. For formal occasions (visit to MTCP, presentations and convocation), suit jacket and tie or national costume is required. Candidate must bring own lab coat for the use in practical class.

 

 

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Modular Courses

Participants may also apply to attend a particular module offered by the course. The participant will join the rest of the diploma course regular candidates, including practical sessions and field visits. The module offered and the chargeable fees are as listed in schedules. Upon satisfactory completion of the module, participants will be awarded a Certificates of Attendance. However, acceptance is subject to availability of seats.

 

COURSE FEE

 

1.             DAP&E Full Course

Every participant is required to pay a course fee of RM 18,500.00 per person that should be paid in advance (exclusive of food and accommodation). Course fee should be paid directly to the “Director Institute for Medical Research”..

 

2.             DAP&E Modular Courses

Participants may also apply to attend a particular module offered by the course. The participant will join the class with the other candidates of the course, including practical sessions and field visits. The module offered and the chargeable fees are as listed in schedules below. Upon completion of the module, participants will be awarded a Certificates of Attendance. However, acceptance is subject to availability of seats.

 

Module

Aprox.

Duration

Tentative

date

Fee (RM)

1. Effective Communication

1 week

July

675

2. Principles of Immunology

1 week

July

900

3. Principles of Molecular Biology

1 week

July/

August

1350

4. Biostatistics & Epidemiology

2 weeks

August

2025

5. Insects of Medical Importance Including Field & Laboratory Techniques

3 weeks

August/

September

2700

6. Control of Vectors of Medical Importance

1 week

September

900

7. Medical Acarology

2 weeks

September/

October

900

8. Arthropod-Borne Nematode Diseases and Their Vectors

2 weeks

October

900

9. Arthropod-Borne Protozoan Diseases

1 week

October

900

10. Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis and Other Nematode Diseases

1 week

November

900

11. Other Protozoan Diseases

1 week

November

675

12. Diseases Course by Cestodes and Trematodes

1 week

November

675

13. Bench Fees for Research Project

20 week

August – November

5,000

TOTAL

18, 500

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

The Institute does provide a limited number of hostel rooms (with basic facility and shared bathroom) on a twin-sharing basis. The male and the female rooms are located on a different wing of the Hostel.  The cost of the hostel room is RM 100.00 per person, per month.  However candidates can look for their own accommodation if they wish to.  Food is not provided at the hostel.

 

SCHOLARSHIP

For attending the Full Course there are two main funding agencies:

a)         SEAMEO -TROPMED

Applications must be made using SEAMEO-TROPMED fellowship forms obtainable from SEAMEO-TROPMED Network, 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. Applications must be made through the applicant’s government to the SEAMEO-TROPMED Secretariat in Bangkok. Applications are open to applicants from ASEAN member countries only.

b)         MALAYSIAN TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (MTCP)

Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, provides scholarship. All process of application for the scholarship is online.  Candidates who are interested should follow the application procedure (Refer to http://mtcp.kln.gov.my/application/application-procedures). Briefly, application must be made in the standard application form (obtainable from MTCP website) in 3 copies. All application must go through your Department/ Ministry, and submit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)  of your country for endorsement. The MOFA of your country then  submit  to MOHA of Malaysia or the official representatives of the Malaysian Government in your country.

c)         OTHER SPONSORS AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES

Candidates who received sponsor from other agencies (you apply yourself, or sponsored  by your own country) are required to fill up application form obtainable from IMR website or request from us at the address and contact number mentioned under “ Further Enquiries”:

 

Director,

SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Centre for Microbiology, Parasitology & Entomology,

Institute for Medical Research,

Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur

 

Deadline of Submission

Three months before the start of the course

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

For further enquiries, prospective applicants can communicate with the respective official preferably by email:

The Director, 

Institute for Medical Research,

Jalan Pahang,

50588 Kuala Lumpur, 

Malaysia

                                                        

Tel no.: 603-2616 2602

Fax no.: 603-2693 9335

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Dr. Noor Rain Abdullah,

The Dean,

Diploma of Applied Parasitology and Entomology

Institute for Medical Research,

Jalan Pahang,

50588 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia

                             Tel no.: 603-2616 2632

Fax no.: 603-2693 4114

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Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Secretariat
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia,
Wisma Putra,

c/o Mr. Badli Haji Adam

No. 1, Jalan Wisma Putra,

Precint 2,62602 Putrajaya,

Malaysia .

           Telephone: 603-8887 4000

Fax: 603-8889 2936

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://mtcp.kln.gov.my

  

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