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  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery



The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S) programme at UTAR aims at preparing its graduates to become caring, competent, and evidence-based doctors.


Duration: 5 years (Minimum)




The developement of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S) course curriculum is centered around the following nine (9) learning outcomes:

PLO 1. Apply knowledge of basic sciences in their clinical practice

PLO 2. Formulate appropriate diagnoses and patient management plans based on clinical findings

PLO 3. Communicate and lead effectively 

PLO 4. Work independently and with others in a team

PLO 5. Commit to professional, ethical and social responsibilities

PLO 6. Engage in self-directed, life-long learning with skills in information and resource management

PLO 7. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and critical thinking, in problem solving reseach and development, and management

PLO 8. Commit to disease preventation and health promotion of the communities

PLO 9. Explain the importance of family and communities in health care delivery



Year 1Year 2Year 3

Trimester 1

Cell & Molecular Biology

General Pathology I

General Pathology II

Anatomy & Physiology I

Anatomy & Physiology II

Basic Genetics & Biochemistry

Integrated Medical Sciences

Cardiovascular System

Respiratory System


Trimester 2

Gastrointestinal System

Renal System

Musculoskeletal & Articular System

Neurological System & Skin

Endocrine System & Metabolic Disorders


Sun Zi's Art of War and Bussiness Strategies

Trimester 1

Managing Research Process and Statistical Analysis

Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Malaysian Medical Practice

Epidemiology & Public Health

Traditional & Complementary Medicine Principles

Community Project & Project Presentation

Public Health Project

Laboratory Medicine


Trimester 2

Hubungan Etnik (for local students)

Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

Social Entrepreneurship Project


Nursing Care, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Hospital Infections and Patient Safety

Basic Clinical Skills

Elementary Clinics

Elective Posting:Paraclinical

Trimester 1

General Surgery Year 3

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Year 3

Internal Medicine Year 3


Trimester 2

Elective Posting : General Practitioner

Paedtrics and Neonatology Year 3

Orthopaedics SurgeryTraumatology Year 3



Year 4Year 5

Trimester 1

Radiology and Medicine



Forensic Medicine

Public Health and Community Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine


Trimester 2

Family Medicine

Opthalmology (Eye)


Critical Care Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Elective Posting : Clinical 

Trimester 1

General Surgery Year 5

Paediatrics and Neonatology Year 5

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Year 5


Trimester 2

Orthopaedic Surgery Year 5


Internal Medicine Year 5




- MQA Subjects

Bahasa Kebangsaan/Foreign Language

Hubungan Etnik

Malaysian Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues

Managing Research Process & Statistical Analysis

Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

Social Entrepreneurship Project


- University Subjects

Sun Zi's Art of War & Business strategies


Clinical Posting

M.B.B.S. students will be exposed to clinical training at the end of preclinical stage in Year 2 in order to facilitate transfer of class room based knowledge into application. M.B.B.S. Year 3 through Year 5 are clinical years. At this stage, students are fully hospital based, posted in specialised clinical areas, mainly in Hospital Ampang, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Klinik Kesihatan.



 Upon successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are provisionally registered with  the Malaysian Medical Council and undergo a two-year compulsory internship as house-officers in accredited government hospitals.

On satisfactory completion of postings in the main specialties of medicine and their assessments, the house-officers would be eligible for full registration and undertake a compulsory service at any government / public university hospitals or medical centres as a medical officer.

After completing the compulsory service with the Nation, the medical doctors can either continue as medical officers in government service or go into private practice as a private practitioner. If they are interested to become a medical specialist, they can pursue a postgraduate degree, the clinical masters, which will take about 4 years. After that, they can further subspecialize into a particular clinical discipline with additional 3 years of sub specialty training. Alternatively, for those who are more interested in research, they can pursue a PhD or Doctorate of Medicine degree, after their clinical masters.

Clinical masters, subspecialty diplomas, PhD or Doctorate of Medicine can all be undertaken in Malaysia, except some uncommon subspecialty fields. Certain foreign advanced degrees such as the MRCP(UK), MRCPath (UK), FRCPA (Australasia) can also be pursued in part or totally in Malaysia. 


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