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.
MBBS PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
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.
MBBS PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
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;
- 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.
- 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.
- Ability to handle basic laboratory equipment and perform simple laboratory tests.
SOCIAL SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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.
VALUES, ATTITUDES AND PROFESSIONALISM
- 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.
COMMUNICATION, LEADERSHIP AND TEAM SKILLS
- 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.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND SCIENTIFIC SKILLS
- Research methodology, biostatistics, evidence-based medicine, information and communication technology and medical informatics.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS
- 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.
MANAGERIAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL
- Always striving to achieve optimal patient care at the lowest cost, deriving maximum benefit from available resources.
- Ability to be enterprising towards financial independence.
Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:-
|Medical Officer in public hospitals
Private medical centre physician
|Higher Education Lecturer
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
Introductory Medical Physiology
Molecular Basis of Medicine & Nutrition
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
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
Disaster & Relief Medicine
Early Clinical & Professional Development 3
Early Clinical & Professional Development 4
Kerajaan & Dasar Awam Malaysia
Young Mercy / Wataniah
MBBS First Professional Exam
|Internal Medicine 1
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1
|Orthopaedics 1 & Military Medicine
Mental Health, General & Military Psychiatry
|Contemporary Topics in Medicine
Disaster & Relief Medicine 2
|Internal Medicine 2 & 3
Surgery 2 & 3
Paediatrics 2 & 3
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2 & 3
MBBS Final Professional Exam (Part 1 & 2)
|Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) levels||Minimum of 5Bs each in
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.
Physics or Mathematics
|Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)||Obtain B4 in 5 of the following subjects:
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:
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.
Physics or Mathematics; or
Obtain a rank of 80% in the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) provided the subjects include:
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
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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What are our students saying?
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) is a relatively small and new school compared to others, but I have no regrets in choosing to attend it for my tertiary education. During my time there, I gained not just cognitive knowledge but other useful soft skills as well. I was able to develop essential skills that can be employed later in the working environment (communication, interpersonal, and leadership). The lecturers are experienced as well as approachable. This ensures I do not face the challenges of being a medical student alone as help was just a door knock away. Ultimately CUCMS has taught me the importance of having good akhlak, and to be a contributing member of the community and nation.
The 5-years in CUCMS have been a very precious and memorable journey for me. The lecturers were very dedicated and cared for us, till we felt like a big family in CUCMS. I was not only taught on how to treat my patients as a whole, but was also trained to become a humble, yet a well-educated doctor who is prepared for continuous development and life-long learning. We’ve had many opportunities to perform hands-on procedures & more importantly, learned how to approach our patients in a professional manner. In general, I think that the MBBS programme in CUCMS has succeeded to nurture my passion to care, and prepare us as holistic doctors.
From the very beginning the Faculty of Medicine has done a wonderful job in educating me to become a good doctor. The learning sessions are fun and easy to understand. Preparing study materials on our own before coming to class really stimulate and improve the way I study. Interactive lectures and PBL sessions are also fun as lecturer actively probe us with questions and ideas that make us think so that we have a better picture. All the lecturers are awesome as I could feel their love and care moulding us become safe and best doctors. In the clinical years, even though travelling to the different hospitals can be challenging, the vast exposures to different patient backgrounds and hospital environments are precious. The support from all the hospitals’ doctors and staff are awesome. Mentor mentee programme is unique in CUCMS. We could express ourselves and share our thoughts during the sessions. I think CUCMS MBBS programme is awesome!