Diploma in Medical and Health Science

Diploma in Medical
and Health Science


The Diploma in Medical and Health Science provides students with a wealth of knowledge in patient care allowing them to seek a career as Assistant Medical Officers in public hospitals.

Students will leverage on the University’s experience and facilities to equip themselves with knowledge on subjects such as anatomy, physiology, bioscience, microbiology, parasitology, emergency medicine, surgical, public health and more.

Assistant Medical Officers will work alongside physicians in providing quality patientcare and are integral members of today’s healthcare teams. This programme is recognized by the Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Career Prospects & Further Education

Students who graduate from this course will be eligible to obtain employment as Medical Assistants or Assistant Medical Officers (AMO) in Public Hospitals and are recognized by the Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Further education pathways available to students include Bachelor degrees in Pre Hospital Care, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Science, Sport Medicine, Dietician, Biomedical, Social Science, Occupational Safety and Health and Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration Of Studies

3 years (6 semesters)


Year 1

Anatomy and Physiology 1
Anatomy and Physiology 2
Microbiology & Parasitology
Nursing I
Behavioural Sciences
Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
Fundamental English I
Perlembagaan & Dasar Awam (Constitution & Public Policy)
Nursing II
Surgery I
Medicine I
Pharmacology I
Occupational Safety and Health
Fundamental English II
Professional Ethics & Moral
Young Mercy

Year 2

Medicine II
Surgery II
Pharmacology II
Emergency Medicine I
Community Health I
Research Methodology
Pediatric Placement
Community Health II
Emergency Medicine II
Medical Ward Placement
Community Health Placement I

Year 3

Community Health Placement II
Emergency Placement I
Surgical Ward Placement
Orthopaedic Ward Placement
Ophthalmology Department
Health System Research
Community Health Placement III
Emergency Placement II
Psychiatric Ward Placement
Otorhinolaryngology Placement
Operation Theatre Placement
Labour Room Placement


  • May
  • November


Full-time study delivered through the following methods:
• Didactic lectures and tutorials
• Written assessments
• Clinical placement

Entry Requirements

All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in art or humanities, must have passed and attained a minimum of the following:


Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of 5 (five) credits in the following subjects:

Bahasa Malaysia

Two (2) credits in either Science and Mathematics subject (Biology / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Sciences / Mathematics / Additional Mathematics) preference is given to students who obtain 1 credit in both categories (Science & Mathematic) and;

Two (2) credits from any other subjects

Pass in English (preference to be given to those with credit in English); OR

GCE O Level or equivalent with 5 (five) credits in the following subjects:

Two (2) credits from Science and Mathematics subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science);

Three (3) from any other subjects; and

Pass in English.

Malaysian citizens are required to pass in Bahasa Malaysia at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia level for the purpose of registration with Medical Assistant Board (MAB); AND

Students shall be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by the recruiting institution and free from:

Mental illness

Physical and sensory disability

Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc.)


Genetic diseases

Drug abuse

Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum Grade B in 3 subjects;

Mathematics / Add Mathematics

Biology and Chemistry

English Proficiency for Foreign Students: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent

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