KPT/JPS (R/722/4/0004) 06/23 (MQA/FA1947)
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
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)
Anatomy and Physiology 1
Anatomy and Physiology 2
Microbiology & Paracitology
Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
Fundamental English I
Perlembagaan & Dasar Awam (Constitution & Public Policy)
Occupational Safety and Health
Fundamental English 2
Professional Ethics & Moral
Emergency Medicine 1
Community Health 1
Community Health 2
Emergency Medicine 2
Community Health Practice 1
Community Health Practice 2
Emergency Practice 1
Health System Research
Community Health Practice 3
Emergency Practice 2
Operation Theatre Practice
Labour Room Practice
• Didactic lectures and tutorials
• Written assessments
• Clinical placement
|Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of 5 (five) credits in the following subjects:
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:
Physical and sensory disability
Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc.)
|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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What are our students saying?
The DMA programme is rigorous and challenging, It covers a diverse range of topics and is essential for anyone who wishes to seek a career as an AMO.
I find that there is an increasing interest in the DMA programme among my friends and CUCMS provides a good opportunity to start a career in healthcare. The university is very reputable and the clinical placements have been very enlightening.