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Diploma in Medical Assistant

Diploma Pembantu Perubatan

Diploma in Medical Assistant is an undergraduate programme that aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to practice as a Medical Assistant or Assistant Medical Officer. The teaching-learning activity is geared into substantially describing and discovering how the different human system work, e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory etc., relating cellular and molecular to whole-body aspects of both normal and diseased states. Upon graduating the programme, the graduates would be able to understand, diagnose, treat simple ailment, caring and curing in wellness and disease.

This professional programme provides you with a wide carrier pathway into a medical profession in the Malaysian healthcare sector as an Assistant Medical Officer. You will be introduced to medical science subjects and clinical placement in government hospital and health clinic. A bright future awaits graduates in both public and private hospitals or other healthcare organizations in Malaysia.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO 1
    To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent, technically-skilled and competitive in medical and health science at national and international levels.
  • PEO 2
    To produce graduates who are able to contribute effectively in the community.
  • PEO 3
    To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibilities.
  • PEO 4
    To produce graduates with ICT and entrepreneurial capabilities.
  • PEO 5
    To produce graduates who are committed to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in medical assistant will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    1. Conduct a holistic, safe, competent and comprehensive care intervention according to patient safety requirements and regulations.
    2. Apply knowledge and skills to ensure safety and health in workplaces and community.
    3. Plan and recommend preventive and corrective measures in patient and staff safety and health.
  • PLO 2
    Comply with the legal, ethical principles and professional code of conduct of the medical assistant.
  • PLO 3
    Demonstrate sensitivity, respect and responsibility towards religion, community, culture and environment.
  • PLO 4
    1. Identify health problems and needs at individual, group and community based on relevant epidemiological, environmental, behavioural and socio-cultural perspectives.
    2. Develop plan care of intervention, patient education, promotion, prevention and rehabilitation incorporating critical and lateral thinking to prevent undue health problems.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate assessment techniques and interpret findings.
    4. Formulate, prescribe, monitor and re-evaluate patient assessment and treatment plans throughout the course of treatment.
    5. Recognise emergency events, complications and refer appropriately.
  • PLO 5
    1. Communicate, collaborate and disseminate information effectively with peers, other healthcare professionals, scholarly community, stakeholders and the society at large
    2. Present information or findings coherently either in verbal or written forms with patients, their family and care provider.
  • PLO 6
    1. Inculcate evidence-based scientific principles in discussing ideas of improvement in patient care, safety and health.
    2. Participate in research activities related to medical and health sciences and present the information and findings coherently.
    3. Recognise health care problems to assist in providing solutions.
    4. Implement policies, regulations and guidelines and make recommendations for improvement where necessary.
  • PLO 7
    Apply skills and principles of lifelong learning in academic and career development.
  • PLO 8
    1. Describe, interpret, demonstrate and apply technical and scientific knowledge and skills in enhancing patient care, prompt and accurate documentation.
    2. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills
    3. Perform extended and expanded role, validate and refer findings competently.
    4. Provide progressive, innovative and creative ideas and strategies to address challenges and concerns within the profession.
  • PLO 9
    1. Assist in advance medical and health care procedures
    2. Continuous updating of latest technical competencies
  • PLO 10
    Coordinate and manage health care activities effectively with managerial and entrepreneurship skills.
  • PLO 11
    1. Conduct, evaluate and implement health promotion programmes and activities related to medical and health sciences.
    2. Collaborate and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals and the community on medical and health care in sustaining optimum health.
  • PLO 12
    Counsel patients in a caring, emphatic and culturally-sensitive manner.
  • PLO 13
    1. Demonstrate capacity building through excellent leadership and teamwork
    2. Plan, manage and execute quality management system and Best Practices
  • PLO 14
    1. Identify technical errors, perform troubleshooting and execute problem solving protocols
    2. Incorporate problem-solving principles and evidence-based practice in decision making of patient/client management.

Career Information

Graduates of this diploma may find employment as:

  • Government servant in hospital, health clinic, prison, detention centers (Pusat Serenti), PLKN or folks home.
  • Private sector such as offshore oil rigs (eg: Petronas/ Shell), estate plantation (eg: Guthrie)
  • Private specialist hospital
  • Tutors in MA Training colleges
  • Tutors in any health related education programmes.

Graduates will also be able to pursue further studies in Health Studies, Health Education and any health related fields.

Semester 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Bioscience
  • Mircrobiology & Parasitology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Professional Development
  • Competency English
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia
  • Religious Practice in Malaysia
  • Culture and Lifestyle in Malaysia 1

Semester 2
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Medical 1
  • Surgical 1
  • Community Health 1
  • Nursing Science 1
  • Clinical Pharmacology 1
  • Communication English 1
  • Foreign Language 1

Semester 3
  • Medical 2
  • Surgical 2
  • Emergency Medicine 1
  • Community Health 2
  • Nursing Science 2
  • Foreign Language 2
  • Interpersonal Skill

Semester 4
  • Orthopedic
  • Emergency Medicine 2
  • Community Preventive Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Research Methodology
  • Communication English 2
  • Co-curriculum
  • Clinical Medical
  • Clinical Surgery
  • Clinical Pediatric

Semester 5
  • Clinical Emergency Department 1
  • Clinical Orthopedic
  • Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Clinical ENT
  • Clinical Psychiatric
  • Labour Room

Semester 6
  • Emergency Department 2
  • Community Health 1
  • Community Health 2
  • Operation Theater

  • Fees:
    Local Student

    International Student

  • Entry Requirement:
    Local Student
    1. For Malaysian Candidates

      Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of FIVE (5) credits in the following subjects:

    • Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia
    • Science Subjects:
    • i. Biology or Chemistry, OR
      ii. Physics with a pass in Biology, OR
      iii. Science/General Science/Applied Science

    • Mathematics:
    • i. Mathematics, OR
      ii. Additional Mathematics

    • TWO (2) credits from any other subjects (Preference is given to candidates with credit in subjects from para 1.2 and 1.3), AND
    • Pass in English

    2. For Candidates who possess certificate in health-related fields recognized and approved by the MAB:

    • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or its equivalent with a minimum of THREE (3) credits as in para 1.2 to 1.3, OR
    • Candidate with other relevant qualifications are subject to approval by the MAB.


    3. Students must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by the recruiting HEPs. Student must be free from:

    • Mental illness
    • Physical and sensory disability
    • HIV-AIDS
    • Hepatitis B and C
    • Epilepsy
    • Drug addiction and substance abuse
    • Any other medical conditions certified unfit for the programme by a registered medical practitioner.

    International Student

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Status Programme:

Program Code:
JPT/BPP (R/722/4/0006) 01/24 MQA/FA 4941

Medical Assistant

Study Level:

Jan & July Only

3 years

For further enquiries, please contact us at:​
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 3, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
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