Where do aspiring researchers go if they want to evolve their critical thinking skills and tackle real-world challenges? They join the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS) at Monash University Malaysia.
To study at JCSMHS is to become an integral part of an internationally-recognised research university. On two of the most respected sources in global college rankings, Monash ranks in the top 80 globally — 75th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and 55th in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, the university was ranked at joint 31st in the world for Medicine and in the 51st-100th division for Psychology.
A member of the Group of Eight (Go8), an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research, Monash has over the years earned a reputation of excellence at home and abroad.
Take your research interests and career goals to the next level
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS) prides itself for being part of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences of Monash University, one of the leading research-intensive universities in Australia and worldwide. This means you’ll have the opportunity to experience both campuses and gain knowledge from industry experts in both Malaysia and Australia.
The cutting-edge research infrastructure here at JCSMHS includes various biomedical labs, the Monash-Agilent Microarray Service Centre, Clinical School Johor Bahru (CSJB), and the LC-MS/MS Laboratory. The school is also home to the renowned Brain Research Institute at Monash Sunway (BRIMS) and South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO). BRIMS is an internationally-recognised platform for neuroscience research with a team of outstanding neuroscientists and extensive neuroscience facilities. SEACO is a health and demographic surveillance system (DHSS) that enabled the collaboration between researchers at Monash University with prestigious universities such as Harvard University and the University of Amsterdam.
The research activities happening at JCSMHS are building a vibrant and enterprising culture on campus, which enhances teaching and learning, benefits the community, and enriches the creativity and innovation of its staff. The five research priority areas of high impact at JCSMHS are:
- Non-communicable Diseases (such as diabetes, obesity, cancer) — research areas include Cardiometabolic and Indigenous Health Research; Molecular Oncology and Cancer Therapeutics; Nanomedicine; Proteomics/Toxicology; Nutrition; and Nutraceuticals
- Ageing and Brain-related Diseases — research areas include Neurosciences Neuroendocrinology, Neuropharmacology, Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) and Memory
- Community Research — research areas include Public Health; Migrant and Refugee Health; Demographic Surveillance;, and Psychology (Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology)
- Infectious Diseases — research areas include Virology, Infection and Immunity; research done at Sunway campus and CSJB
- Natural Bioresources — research areas include Microbiome and Bioresources; and Natural Products
Where students transform into future-ready researchers
Monash graduates worldwide exemplify the finest of what the Group of Eight (Go8) universities have to offer. They find full-time employment sooner, command higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other universities.
“Monash is an absolutely remarkable place to study — it’s a home where I grew as a sound researcher and as an individual,” said Master of Biomedical Science graduate Sultana Mehbuba Hossain who hails from Bangladesh. She has published several manuscripts on oncology and nanoparticles in indexed journals during her studies.
“I chose Monash because of its reputation for producing quality students and for the opportunity to obtain an Australian education without having to leave my home country,” said Brandon Choo Kar Meng, a Malaysian who graduated from JCSMHS with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Brandon was part of a team that was awarded a silver medal at the International, Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2019) for their research on Lanctos 75TM, a potent herbal supplement that helps to prevent neurodegenerative diseases and improve memory. He also co-authored six journal articles on epilepsy research and is currently working with zebrafish to evaluate the potential of novel curcumin compounds for the treatment of epilepsy and the effects of those compounds on learning and memory.
Brandon represents the calibre and success stories typical of JCSMHS graduates. The ideal collaborative learning environment offered by JCSMHS enables its students to build upon their problem-solving capabilities and produce groundbreaking research. At the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, you can get the best of both worlds: a Monash degree in the heart of Asia Pacific. Get in touch today — email JCSMHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.