The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences was established in 1996. It is located in Piyachart and Ratchasuda Buildings, Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus), Pathumtanee (approximately less than an hour from Bangkok). Currently, the Faculty consists of three departments or equivalence: Department of Medical Technology (commencing students’ admission in 1996), Department of Physical Therapy (commencing students’admission in 1998), and Graduate Program consisting three postgraduate programs:
- International program in Biomedical Sciences (commencing students’ admission in 2001)
- Medical Technology program (commencing students’ admission in 2009).
- Physical Therapy Program (commencing students’ admission in 2015).
The Graduate Program offers Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Master degree in Medical Technology and Master degree in Physical Therapy Program. All the academic programs have established with the firm commitment that they will be nationally beneficial for developing and generating the much-needed health professionals and researchers in fields of health sciences and applied sciences. The graduate program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary educational and training environment that will prepare them for independent research and teaching careers. It is centered in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, where investigative collaborations among basic and clinical scientists are fostered. The program emphasizes concepts and state of-the-art techniques of molecular and cellular medicine. Students may choose a discipline of study from the several research areas/programs offered by the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.
The development of the country in several aspects relies to a large extent on the application of scientific principles and on the exploration and use of advanced technology. Thailand is at a juncture where it is essential to prepare the country for the advancement of science and technology at all levels. Thammasat University has had the commitment to develop its education system and research in these fields. In pursuance of this mandate, the following faculties have been established at Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus, since 1986: Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology. These faculties are fully equipped with materials and human resources, and strongly supported by the University in fulfilling the primary task of developing undergraduate programs as a pre-requisite to further strengthening research and manpower development in the fields of basic and applied sciences, including information technology, bioinformatics and health sciences.
The Graduate Program initiated by the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, was approved by the Ministry of University Affairs in accordance with the stipulations of the National Development Plan Number 8, covering the period 1997-2002. The main objective of the program is to alleviate the current personnel shortage in the field of biomedical sciences (basic and applied biological and health sciences), in 2009 and 2015 the Graduate Program has established a new branch Master degree in Medical Technology and Master degree in Physical Therapy Program respectively. In both research and education sectors. The graduate program has commenced with the firm commitment that it will be nationally beneficial for developing and generating the much-needed human resources in these fields
The operation of the GRADUATE PROGRAM is based on the co-operation among various faculties involving technology and health sciences at the national and international levels.
- To develop human resources specialized in biomedical sciences with knowledge essential for the rapid progress in science and technology
- To train and produce high caliber graduates with experience in research and education so as to diminish the shortage of relevant national manpower resources, including the rather limited number of university instructors and researchers
- To develop personnel with vision, good ethics, potential and motivation for self-development, the essence for ensuring qualified academic leaders, who will later become key personnel for scientific development in disease endemic countries.
Department of Physical Therapy
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Thammasat University Rangsit Campus
99 Moo.18 Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand