Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery ( MBBS )
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The duration of the course is 5 years and is divided into 3 phases : Phase I (1 year) The normal human body and its function. Phase II (1 year) The body’s reaction to injury. Phase III (3 years) Practice-based (clinical) medicine DATE OF COMMENCEMENT : June/July each year
(1) Pass the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) (or equivalent) examination with credit passes in Bahasa Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu, Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
(2) must have attempted the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) organized by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia; And
(3) Pass the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with at least Grade A – (subject grade point 3.67) in each of the following three (3) subjects:
Physics / Mathematics / Advanced Mathematics
4) Pass the Malaysian Matriculation or University of Malaya Asasi Sains course with at least a CGPA of 2.00 and Grade A - (subject grade point 3.67) in each of the following three (3) subjects:
Physics / Mathematics
Admission for the programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Higher Studies.and the announcement will be advertised in the local newspapers within Malaysia.
1. Philosophy Of The Curriculum
The philosophy of the New Integrated Curriculum (NIC) of the MBBS Course is to provide an integrated framework of the essential concepts of the scientific basis of medicine with early emphasis of clinical relevance. Important concepts are revisited in a “spiral effect” through all phases of the course. Problem-based, system based and evidence-based approaches are introduced to encourage self-directed learning and sharpen problem-solving skills. Formative and summative integrated assessments in all phases reflect the philosophy of the NIC.
The content of the medical course is divided into three main strands that run vertically through the course, namely:
(1) The scientific basis of medicine. (2) The doctor, patient, health and society. (3) Personal and professional development.
The scientific basis of medicine includes the study of the normal human body and its function (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology); the body’s reaction to injury (Pharmacology, Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology,) and practice-based (clinical) medicine (Anaesthesiology, Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Primary Care Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedic surgery, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Psychological Medicine, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine).
The Doctor, Patient, Health and Society (DPHS) includes the study of preventive, promotive, environmental and occupational health in the community; medical statistics, epidemiology, two field projects (Community Residency Programand Organisation and Management of Health Services ), Community Family Case Studies (CFCS) and family health.
Personal and Professional Development (PPD) includes improvement of learning, analytical, critical thinking and communication skills, nursing skills, medical ethics, research methodology and exposure to optional fields of interest via elective programs.
2. The Course Objectives
The overall objectives of the medical course are aimed at producing a competent doctor with a holistic approach to the practice of medicine. The graduate is expected to:
(1) Be equipped with current knowledge and skills in the practice of medicine.
(2) Be sensitive and respond appropriately to current and future health-care needs.
(3) Function independently or as part of a health-care team to carry out curative as well as preventive programs in urban and rural settings.
(4) Possess appropriate attitudes, demonstrate empathy and have the ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health professionals.
(5) Apply critical thinking and develop an interest in medical research.
(6) Develop leadership qualities and managerial skills.
(7) Be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of medical practice by continuing medical education.