Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Medicine and
Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS)


The university’s fully accredited medical programme, running since 2005, has produced over 1,000 doctors. The MBBS programme provides an impactful and excellent education and training in medicine. It uses a student-centered and problem-based approach to learning which should apply throughout the physician’s career.

The 5-year programme is divided into two phases namely the Basic Medical Sciences phase (Years 1-2) and Clinical Sciences phase (Year 3-5). The first two years, taught mainly in the Cyberjaya campus, serve as a foundation for basic medical knowledge and is organised in sequential courses/blocks with early clinical exposure.

Students must successfully complete the Basic Medical Sciences phase prior to beginning clinical clerkships. From the third year, theoretical training is extended with clinical practice, where students learn in the various hospitals and health centers affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defence. Successful graduates are granted a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, fully recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council.


The MBBS programme aims to produce doctors who are:

  • competent and highly trainable.
  • effective in communication skills and able to demonstrate leadership quality in the society.
  • equipped with lifelong learning skills.
  • ready to fulfil the MOH’s vision and strategic objectives which are based on its corporate values that incorporate professionalism, teamwork and caring values.


At the end of the undergraduate training, a UoC medical graduate is able to demonstrate adequate knowledge (cognitive), skills (psychomotor) and appropriate professional attributes (affective) in the following aspects;


Advanced and applied medical knowledge

  • Knowledge of biological, behavioural, clinical, ethical and socioeconomic sciences that are relevant to the understanding of health and illness of the individual, family and society.

Preventive medicine and population health

  • The role of religion, culture, socioeconomic factors in the changing environment of health and illness. This includes geriatric medicine and patient safety.

Disaster & relief medicine and military medicine

  • Theoretical and practical training in preparing for disaster, including Military Medicine and Military psychiatry.


Clinical skills

  • Accurate physical and mental state examinations, organised and problem-focused medical history using appropriate perspective and judgement.

Patient management skills

  • Ability to interpret and integrate history and physical examination findings and apply judgement to arrive at provisional and differential diagnosis. Clear and sensitive communication with patients and their relatives, and health professionals and colleagues.

Laboratory skills

  • Ability to handle basic laboratory equipment and perform simple laboratory tests.



  • Virtuous character with a high sense of responsibility towards fellowmen (patients, colleagues and community).


  • Ability to be altruistic in outlook and collaborate with other health care professionals, maintain good relationship with patients. Willing to educate and train students, colleagues and other health care professionals.



  • Adherence to ethical standards. Recognition of professional limitations.


  • Resilient to physical and mental changes; and uncertainties.


  • A high sense of responsibility towards God. Unwavering respect for all patients of different religions, cultural and social values.



  • Awareness of the need to communicate clearly and sensitively with patients and their families, involving them fully in the executing of the management plan. An emphatic communicator – oral and written, in health and disease.


  • Involved in the leadership of the community. Imbued with the team spirit needed in relevant adaptable roles of a medical practitioner in various conditions of life. A strong spirit of volunteerism.


Critical thinking

  • Research methodology, biostatistics, evidence-based medicine, information and communication technology and medical informatics.


Technology in healthcare

  • Ability to pursue independent inquiry and to use current technologies for new information and critically appraise and integrate it to improve clinical practice.


  • Commitment to a continuous professional development and life-long learning.



  • Always striving to achieve optimal patient care at the lowest cost, deriving maximum benefit from available resources.


  • Ability to be enterprising towards financial independence.

Career Prospects

Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:-
Medical Officer in public hospitals
Private medical centre physician
Healthcare Administrator
Higher Education Lecturer
Research Scientist
International Aid/ Development Worker

Candidates may opt to further their studies for a career as a specialist in various Disciplines.

Duration Of Studies

5 years (10 Semester)


Full-time study delivered in the following methods:
  • Student-centered team based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Hospital / clinical attachment

Course Structure

Year 1
General Anatomy
Introductory Medical Physiology
Molecular Basis of Medicine & Nutrition
General Pathology
Behavioural Sciences
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
General Pharmacology
Endocrine System
Musculoskeletal System
Early Clinical & Professional Development 1
Early Clinical & Professional Development 2
Hubungan Etnik (Ethnic Relations)
Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Islamic & Asia Civilization)
Elective for Personal Development
Year 2
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Gastrointestinal System
Nervous System
Reproductive System
Urinary System
Public Health
Disaster & Relief Medicine
Early Clinical & Professional Development 3
Early Clinical & Professional Development 4
Kerajaan & Dasar Awam Malaysia
Young Mercy / Wataniah
MBBS First Professional Exam
Year 3
Internal Medicine 1
Surgery 1
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1
Paediatrics 1
Community Medicine
Year 4
Orthopaedics 1 & Military Medicine
Mental Health, General & Military Psychiatry
Specialty Postings
Family Medicine
Contemporary Topics in Medicine
Clinical Elective
Disaster & Relief Medicine 2
Year 5
Internal Medicine 2 & 3
Surgery 2 & 3
Paediatrics 2 & 3
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2 & 3
Orthopaedics 2
Clinical Psychiatry
Emergency Medicine
MBBS Final Professional Exam (Part 1 & 2)

Entry Requirements

All applicants who enter a matriculation, foundation or pre-medical programme, except those with a degree qualification in arts and humanities, shall have passed and attained a minimum of the following at School Certificate level or its equivalent:



Examinations Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) levels Minimum of 5Bs each in

Biology; and

Chemistry; and

Physics; and

Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and another subject

AND the following

b) Higher School Certificate level or its equivalent:

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM); or General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) levels Grade BBB, ABC or AAC in three subjects i.e.

Biology; and

Chemistry; and

Physics or Mathematics

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Obtain B4 in 5 of the following subjects:





Additional Mathematics

Advanced Mathematics I

Advanced Mathematics II

Matriculation, Foundation in Science or Pre-Medical course GPA 3.00 (out of 4.00) in three subjects i.e.

Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics

And provided the course is not less than one (1) year in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 5Bs each in:

Biology; and

Chemistry; and

Physics or Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics); and

Another subject at School Certificate level or its equivalent

Monash University Foundation Pre-University Program (MUFY); or University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation; or Western Australia Curriculum Council; or HSC Sydney Australia; or Trinity College Foundation Studies;

or Australian Universities Foundation Programmes; or South Australian Matriculation (SAM); or Victorian Certificate of Education Australia Year 12; or Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3; or New Zealand Bursary

Canadian Pre-University (CPU); or Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP/Canadian Grade 12/13); or Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12

Aggregate or average of 80% or the equivalent of B (for Australian Qualifications) in any three (3) subjects i.e.

Biology; and

Chemistry; and

Physics or Mathematics; or

Obtain a rank of 80% in the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) provided the subjects include:

Biology; and

Chemistry; and

Physics or Mathematics



c) Diploma level

Diploma in Health Sciences CGPA 3.50 (out of 4.00) and provided the course is not less than five (5) semesters or 2 ½ years in the same

accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 2Bs each in

Biology; and/or

Chemistry; and/or

Physics; and

3 Credits each in English; and

Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics); and

Another subject at School

Certificate level or its equivalent.


d) Bachelor’s Degree level

Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.00 (out of 4.00) 5-year medical programme
Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.30 (out of 4.00) 4-year graduate entry medical programme
For international students only:
Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent (before entry into MBBS)Exit requirement of English Proficiency to all MBBS students:
– MUET Band 3
– TOEFL score of 550 (PBT)
– IELTS 6.0 (for local students) and
– IELTS 6.5 (for international students)

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