Master of Medical Science (Anatomy)

MQA/FA1683 KPT/JPS(R2/721/7/0023)(MQA/FA1683)01/28

Course Information

Mode: By Coursework
Duration: 2 years
Campus: Petaling Jaya Campus
Full Time
Conducted in Malaysia: Yes
Level of Study: Masters Degree Level
Field of Study: Medicine & Healthcare
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Awarding Country: Malaysia
Exam Body: Internal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Fees: 39140 / Refer to University (international)

Course Overview

MAHSA University’s Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) is designed primarily for students who can then expect to continue onto doctoral studies (Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent).

This specialisation assures training in research techniques and in the preparation of scholarly papers, and it culminates in the preparation and defence of a thesis based on original research. The student's programme of study is an initiation into methods of intense study and research in some selected area of anatomy.

The programme of study includes a comprehensive oral examination of the material presented in the core anatomy courses and a written scholarly project focusing on a contemporary issue falling under one of the various sub-disciplines of anatomy.

The programme also includes the opportunity to learn fundamental laboratory techniques used in anatomical research and the chance to help teach in one or more of the department's graduate or undergraduate courses.


  • Semester 1 (SEM 1)
    • Cell Biology And Biochemistry (ANA 1013)
    • Embryological Development And Genetics (ANA 1023)
    • Gross Anatomy I (ANA 1033)
    • Histological Techniques (ANA 1062)
  • Semester 2 (SEM 2)
    • Gross Anatomy II (ANA 1043)
    • Neuroanatomy (ANA 1053)
    • Dissection Practicum (ANA 2023)
    • Imaging Anatomy (ANA 1082)
  • Semester 3 (SEM 3)
    • Research Methodology (ANA 2013)
    • Advanced Dissection Practicum (ANA 2034)
    • Research Project Proposal (ANA 2043)
  • Semester 4 (SEM 4)
    • Dissertation (ANA 2010)

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology/ Life Sciences/ Biomedical/Health Sciences by a recognized university with CGPA of 3.00 or above

Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Pharmacy by a recognized university with CGPA of 3.00 or above

Any other equivalent degrees recognized by the postgraduate committee


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from related field with CGPA 2.50 with at least 3 years of working experience in related field

Shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

English Proficiency (International Candidates): IELTS (6.0)/ TOEFL (550) if 1st degree is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction or Pass in an English Proficiency test approved by the MAHSA University.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme have a spectrum of career opportunities. They can either become career academics or venture into the research sphere as biomedical researchers, biotechnologists or forensic scientists.

  • All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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