Foundation in Science (Medicine/Pharmacy)

Foundation in Science

KPT/JPS (R3/010/3/0250) 09/24 (A6527)

This programme is designed as a pathway for students to pursue a degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery or other medical courses. The courses offered are specifically tailored for direct progression to the undergraduate programmes. Students are exposed to a pre-university environment with the opportunity to interact with other students and the wider community through socially conscious student events and activities.

Affective Domain

We provide a holistic learning experience that emphasizes on professional ethics and values. These are cultivated throughout a student’s study by means of reflection sessions, peer, self and mentor feedback to ensure an all rounded assessment.

Extracurricular Opportunities

To provide a rich university experience, the University works with various student clubs and societies. Our collaboration with MERCY Malaysia in forming a Young Mercy programme is unique among the universities in Malaysia as it allows our students to experience volunteer relief operations first hand and sharpen their organizational and leadership skills.

Teaching Facilities

The University has over 30 different science laboratories for basic sciences subjects as well as specialized research laboratories such as Pharmacognosy Lab, Simulated Aseptic Room, Medical Sciences Lab, Biomedical Engineering Lab and Bioequivalance Drug Lab among others. All these laboratories are fully equipped to ensure students are properly trained using relevant and up-to-date technology.

The university library specializes in the collection of healthcare references. Materials available in the library are also focused on subjects offered by the Faculties including Biochemistry, Neurology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Physiology, Cardiology, Psychiatry etc. The library holds approximately 13,000 titles of physical books and thousands more e-journals and multimedia collection.

Academic Pathway

Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme leads to the following Uoc degree programmes:

• Degree in Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery – MBBS)
• Degree in Pharmacy

For information on the Foundation programme that leads to our other degree programmes, please click here to visit the page for Foundation in Allied Science.

Study Mode

Full time:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Practical laboratory experiments

Course Structure

1 year (3 semesters)


Semester 1

Mathematics 1
Chemistry 1
Chemistry Lab 1
English for Pre-U

Semester 2

Mathematics 2
Physics 1
Physics Lab 1
Biology 1
Biology Lab 1
Academic Communication
Introduction to Medicine and Pharmacy
Affective Domain 2

Semester 3

Physics 2
Chemistry 2
Chemistry Lab 2
Biology 2
Biology Lab 2
English Language and Culture
Computing Essentials
Pengajian Islam / Pengajian Moral
Affective Domain 1

Entry Requirements

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

Examinations Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) – O Levels

Pass with a minimum Grade B in the following 5 subjects;




Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics)

Any other subjects

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with a minimum of grade of B4 in the following 3 subjects;



Physics / Mathematics / Additional Mathematics

Other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Government of Malaysia

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