Diploma in Medical Assistant

Diploma in
Medical Assistant

KPT/JPS (R/722/4/0004) 06/23 (MQA/FA1947)

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The Diploma in Medical Assistant 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 and Occupational Safety and Health.

Duration Of Studies

3 years (6 semesters)


Year 1

Anatomy and Physiology 1

Anatomy and Physiology 2

Microbiology & Paracitology


Nursing 1

Behavior Sciences

Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)

Fundamental English I

Perlembagaan & Dasar Awam (Constitution & Public Policy)

Nursing 2

Surgery 1

Medicine 1

Pharmacology 1

Occupational Safety and Health

Fundamental English 2

Professional Ethics & Moral

Young Mercy


Year 2

Medicine 2

Surgery 2

Pharmacology 2


Emergency Medicine 1

Community Health 1

Research Methodology

Pediatric Placement

Community Health 2


Emergency Medicine 2

Medical Posting

Community Health Practice 1


Year 3

Community Health Practice 2

Emergency Practice 1

Surgery Posting

Orthopedic Practice

Ophthalmology Practice

Health System Research

Community Health Practice 3

Emergency Practice 2

Psychiatric Practice

Otolaryngology Practice

Operation Theatre Practice

Labour Room Practice


  • 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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