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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration5 Yrs
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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare

Recognised by the

i) Medical Council of India

ii) Medical Council of Thailand

iii) Sri Lanka Medical Council

iv) Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council


Course Description

The MAHSA University Medical Faculty offers its students the best of modern and traditional mode of learning which is subject-based, system-synchronized curriculum that is both pragmatic and modern in approach.

Whilst it is lecture-driven by highly experienced teachers, innovative methods such as problem-based learning (PBL), e-learning, early clinical exposure (ECE) and small group sessions (with movies, debates and role play) are integrated into it to boost students’ enthusiasm.

Here at MAHSA University, our students’ success is our success. We maintain an optimum teacher: student ratio of 1:5. Our faculty members are handpicked from the local and international pool of highly experienced teachers, many having done more than 30 years of teaching. They create wholesome and warm learning environments which are conducive for student-active sessions such as PBL. Their teaching skills are further enhanced by our modern facilities featuring ultra-modern wet and dry anatomy labs, Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) and integrated digital labs to support e-learning, technologically-enabled small group isles and lecture theaters as well as a conventional-cum-virtual library.

The state-of-the-art technology enables students to learn and comprehend difficult subjects better at an accelerated pace. Though many of the medical schools globally are shunting from the use of cadaver in learning anatomy, in MAHSA University, cadavers ironically lend a touch of “gross excitement” to the learning of anatomy, while physiology and pharmacology comes to life by the use of digital laboratories. Small group sessions, especially in the soft skills module offer personalised attention, with continuing support from the entire staff, ensuring the success of our students.


The MBBS program at MAHSA is a 5-year program which is conducted entirely at MAHSA University (Phase l, thee first 2 years) at the Jalan Universiti Campus, and at Hospital Tanjung Karang and Hospital Kuala Lumpur (Phase ll, the final 3 years). The student will earn a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS- MAHSA University) once they have completed the 5 years program.

This innovative, system-based program comprises of 2 phases:

Phase 1 – Preclinical
Phase 1 span 4 semesters over 2 years. This phase covers biomedical sciences (i.e. Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, genetics, Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology and Pharmacology) which are integrated or repackaged into body systems call blocks e.g. Cardiovasculat Block (CVS), and non-block modules which run across one or more blocks such as personal and Professional Development strand or PPD, Early Clinical Exposure and Community-oriented subjects (Epidemiology and Research Methodology). At the end of Phase l (i.e. end of semester 4), all students will for the Firs professional Examination.

Semester 1 (Modules)

  • Biomedical Sciences: 8 weeks
  • Basic Mechanisms of Disease: 6 weeks
  • Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Med: 4 weeks

Semester 2 (Modules)

  • Cardiovascular: 8 weeks
  • Hematology: 4 weeks
  • Respiratory: 6 weeks

Semester 3 (Modules)

  • GIT: 7 weeks
  • URG: 6 weeks
  • RPD: 5 weeks

Semester 4 (Module)

  • MSK: 6 weeks
  • NVS: 7 weeks
  • EDM: 5 weeks

Professional Examination I

Phase 2 – Clinical Program
Upon completion of Phase 1, and having passed the First Professional Examination, the student will proceed to Phase 2 of the program which is Clerkship Phase. This phase covers Year 3, 4 and 5 (6 semesters), generally held at hospitals and health service centers that have fulfilled the requirements of teaching centers. The student will undergo rotational postings of 2 to 8 weeks through the proficiencies of Medicine, Surgery and Community Health. Each posting has defined learning objectives, which form the basis of the in-course assessments and the end-of-posting examinations.

Year 3: Introduction to Clinical Medicine

  • Medicine: 8 weeks
  • Surgery: 8 weeks
  • Paediatrics: 8 weeks
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology: 8 weeks
  • Primary Care Medicine / Psychiatry: 8 weeks

Year 4: Community Medicine & Clinical Specialty

  • Medicine: 6 weeks
  • Surgery: 6 weeks
  • Orthopedics: 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry: 6 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine / Anesthesiology / Critical & Palliative Care: 6 weeks
  • Ophthalmology / ENT / Forensic Medicine: 6 weeks
  • Rural Health / Urban Health: 6 weeks

Year 5: Consolidation of Clinical Medicine

  • Medicine: 8 weeks
  • Surgery: 8 weeks
  • Paediatrics & Neonatology: 8 weeks
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology: 8 weeks
  • Primary Care Medicine / Orthopedics: 8 weeks

Professional Examination II

Entry Requirements

STPM/A-Levels: Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics) 


Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-Medical Course (not less than 1 year): CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics); and 5 B’s in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics & 1 other subject at SPM/O-Level/equivalent


UEC: Minimum B4 each in 5 subjects (Chemistry & Biology & Physics & Mathematics & Additional Mathematics)


Monash University Foundation Pre-University Program (MUFY)/ University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation/ Western Australia Curriculum Council/ HSC Sydney Australia/ Trinity College Foundation Studies/ Australian Universities Foundation Programmes/ South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/ Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12/ Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT): Aggregate/ average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics or Mathematics) or 80% ATAR provided the subjects include Biology & Chemistry & Physics or Mathematics


National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3/ New Zealand Bursary/ Canadian Pre-University (CPU)/ Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP/ Canadian Grade 12/13)/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12: Average of 80% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics or Mathematics)


Indian Pre-University: Average of 70% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & & Physics/Mathematics)


International Baccalaureate (IB): 30 points with a minimum of 2 Science subjects/ Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) & 1 Science subject at Standard Level (SL) & minimum score of 4 each in Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics


Diploma in Health Sciences (minimum 5 semesters/2.5 years): CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0) & 2B’s each in Biology/Chemistry/Physics; and 3 credits each in English & Mathematics/Add Maths & 1 other subject at SPM/O-level/equivalent


Degree in Health/Pure/Applied Sciences: CGPA 3.0 (5-year medical programme)

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Career Prospects

Upon graduation, there are many career opportunities to be considered such as:

  • Medical officer in gazette Malaysian hospital.
  • Healthcare administrator.
  • Specialist in various disciplines e.g. Physician, Surgeon, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Paediatrician etc.
  • Academic lecturer in public and private universities.
  • Researcher.

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

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