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Diploma in Nursing

Diploma Kejururawatan

This course introduces the student to nursing as a professional discipline. It provides the student with knowledge and skills for an exciting career in a variety of nursing roles in various health care institutions. Students spend 3 years full time studying with practical experience in various disciplines at several government hospitals and health clinics in Perak. During this period they will be equipped with relevant exposure and experience for an exciting career in a variety of nursing roles and health care settings. Students in this programme are taught at UniKL RCMP in Ipoh. Besides that they are also exposed to the clinical teaching and attachments in the Ipoh Hospital and in Teluk Intan Hospital. In addition, they are also attached to many clinics and health centres in the District of Hilir Perak.

UniKL RCMP students are also encourage to be involved in organised field work e.g. at the Orang Asli Settlement. With these structures and organised approaches in the teaching of the nursing students, they will be more prepared to offer health care services to the community. Upon successful completion of the programme, a Diploma will be awarded by the University which is recognized by the Nursing Board of Malaysia. This course of study has attained the official recognition and the academic qualification being conferred is in compliance with the standard and quality set by MQA.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO 1
    Knowledgeable, competent and innovative, which will contribute towards the human capital in the health care industry
  • PEO 2
    Excel in leadership, teamwork and communication skills to support their role in the nursing profession
  • PEO 3
    Committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
  • PEO 4
    Practicing professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
  • PEO 5
    Capable of embarking on entrepreneurial activities.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in nursing will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    Apply knowledge of nursing science to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent disease and injury to individuals, families and communities
  • PLO 2
    Integrate nursing skills to provide effective and comprehensive nursing care using nursing process
  • PLO 3
    Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues toward individuals, families and communities and advocate responsibility for their own health
  • PLO 4
    Demonstrate commitment and accountability for professional ethics and responsibilities of nursing practice
  • PLO 5
    Practice effective leadership and teamwork and good communication skills as well as a competent member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team
  • PLO 6
    Apply problem-solving skills in providing evidence-based nursing practice.
  • PLO 7
    Recognize the significance of research in nursing practice and develop self-awareness for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
  • PLO 8
    Demonstrate skills of management, professional practice and entrepreneurship in nursing


Career Information

  • Staff
  • Nurse
  • Sister
  • Matron
Semester 1
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Principles of Nursing I
  • Practice of Nursing
  • Psychology in Nursing
  • Competency English
  • Microbiology & Biochemistry
  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Mandarin 1

Semester 2
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Communication, Grief and Bereavement
  • Fluid and Electrolytes & Haemopoietic System
  • Dermatology Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Co-curriculum

Semester 3
  • Sociology in Nursing
  • Alimentary & Endocrine Nursing
  • Respiratory & Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Communication English 1
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Mandarin 2

Semester 4
  • Immunology & Epidemiology
  • Counselling, Health Promotion & Education
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
  • Genitourinary Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 4
  • Biostatistics
  • Communication English 2

Semester 5
  • Mental Health & Gerontology Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 5
  • Musculoskeletal & Neuroscience Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 6
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Interpersonal Skills

Semester 6
  • Management in Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 7
  • Otorhinolaryngology and Eye Nursing
  • Emergency & Disaster Nursing
  • Clinical Practice 8
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia / Religious Practices in Malaysia

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Quick Points


Status Programme:

Program Code:
JPT/BPP (R3/0913/4/0033) 10/28, MQA/FA 8735

Medical & Allied Health Sciences

Study Level:

January & July only

3 years

For further enquiries, please contact us at:​
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
1016 Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 – 2175 4422 / 4031 / 5408
Mobile: +6011-56938263 or +6011-59656805


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