Diploma in Medical and Health Science

Assistant Medical Officer or Medical Assistant

Intake starts in May, November


Full-time: 3 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


May, November
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.
(R/722/4/0004)06/23 (MQA/FA1947)


Is a Diploma in Medical and Health Science for You?

If you're passionate about playing a crucial role in healthcare, the Diploma in Medical and Health Science at UoC might be your stepping stone to providing quality patient care. This diploma programme is designed for those eager to work alongside physicians as integral members of healthcare teams.

Recognised by the Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health Malaysia, our diploma prepares you to be a competent and compassionate healthcare professional.

In the Diploma in Medical and Health Science programme, you will delve into subjects such as anatomy, physiology, bioscience, microbiology, parasitology, emergency medicine, surgical procedures, and public health. The University's vast experience and state-of-the-art facilities provide an immersive learning environment, equipping students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills.


Career Impact

Career Prospect

Graduates of our Diploma in Medical and Health Science programme are well-prepared for careers such as:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Assistant Medical Officers (AMO)

Career Organisation

  • Public Hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceuticals

Course Structure

Course Description

The Diploma of Medical & Health Science programme at UoC is a three years course (6 semesters) that provides students with a wealth of knowledge in patient care allowing them to seek a career as Assistant Medical Officers in public hospitals.

Course Training and Practical

Our students receive practical training in hospitals and clinics under the Ministry of Health, ensuring they gain real-world experience in patient care and medical procedures.

Year 1

  • Human Anatomy
  • Health Sociology and Psychology
  • Basic Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Law, Ethic and Professionalism in Health Care
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Professional Practice & Patient Care
  • Physiology I
  • Falsafah Dan Isu Semasa / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
  • Physiology II
  • Pathology
  • Medical Science I
  • Surgical Science I
  • Community Health I
  • Clinical Examination I
  • English Language Skills for Workplace

Year 2

  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Science II
  •  Surgical Science II
  •  Community Health II
  •  Clinical Examination II
  •  Introduction To Enterpreneurship /  Perlembagaan & Masyarakat Malaysia"
  • Young Mercy / Wataniah  / Sispa / Al-Quran & Sukarelawan / Environmental Volunteerism
  • Community Health III
  • Pre Hospital Care
  • Emergency Medicine & Trauma Care
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  •  Clinical Practice I: Medical
  • Clinical Practice II: Otorhinolaringology
  • Clinical Practice III : Paediatrics

Year 3

  • Clinical Practice IV: Surgical and Operating Theatre
  • Clinical Practice V: Orthopedics
  • Clinical Practice VI: Family and Community Health, Maternal & Child Health, Primary Health Care
  • Basic Research Methodology and Statistics
  •  Clinical Practice VII: Ophthalmology
  •  Clinical Practice VIII: Mental Health
  • Clinical Practice IX: Emergency & Trauma Care
  • Clinical Practice X: O&G
  • Clinical Practice XI: Pre-Hospital Care
  • Health System Research (HSR)

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by experienced Assistant Medical Officer (AMO) lecturers, lecturers and clinical instructors employed by UoC.

The programme employs the following teaching methodology:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Written assessments
  • Laboratory experiment sessions
  • Hospital / clinical attachment
  • Industrial training

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will also take place in real-world scenario where students are posted at the hospitals, clinics and sometimes industry.

Solve World Challenges

The Diploma in Medical and Health Science programme at UoC is structured to provide students with insights into current and relevant patient and illness management techniques.

Supported by experienced lecturers and clinical instructors, it offers an ideal learning environment for students to engage deeply with the material. Students are trained to be assertive, thoughtful, and well-informed, capable of forming opinions as well as contribute to solutions for global healthcare challenges. They will be positioned to make significant impacts in the healthcare field, addressing key issues and improving patient outcomes.

Entry Requirement




Pass with minimum 5 credits in the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Science subjects:
    • Biology or Chemistry; OR
    • Physics with a pass in Biology; OR
    • General Science / Applied Science
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
  • 2 (two) other subjects

AND pass in English


Pass with Grade C (GPA 2.00) in one subject, AND minimum of 3 credits in the following

  • Science Subjects:
    • Biology or
      Chemistry; OR
      Physics with a pass
      in Biology; OR
  • General Science
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics

Pass with minimum Grade B in 3 subjects:

  • Science subjects:
    • Biology or
      Chemistry; OR
      Physics with a pass
      in Biology; OR
  • Mathematics / Advanced Mathematics
  • General Science

Pass with minimum 5 credits in the following subjects:

  • Two (2) credits from Science or Mathematics subject (Biology/ Physics/Chemistry/General Science);
  • Three (3) from any other subjects; AND
  • Pass in English

OR Candidates with other relevant qualifications are subject to approval by the MAB

Certificate in Health related field

Certificate in Health-related field recognised and approved by the MAB AND minimum of 3 credits in the following subjects:

  • Science subjects:
    • Biology or Chemistry; OR
    • Physics with a pass in Biology; OR
    • General Science
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
For International Students Only

English Proficiency for International Students: Minimum IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent




Medical Status - Students must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognised by the University and free from:

  • Mental illness
  • Physical and sensory disability
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Epilepsy
  • Drug addiction and substance abuse
  • Any other medical condition certified unfit

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
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