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Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (Hons)

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Course Duration3 years - 9 semester
Part Time/Full TimePart Time/Distance Learning (ODL)
CampusAlor Setar, Seberang Jaya, Ipoh, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Kelantan, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Petaling Jaya
FacultyCluster of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

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

• Bahasa Malaysia

• Two (2) from either Science or Mathematics subject (Biology/Chemistry,General Science/ Applied Sciences, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics) preference 1 from each category of subject; and

• Two (2) from any other subjects;

• Pass in English (preference to be given to those with credit in English);


ii. Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with 2 principles in any subject science; or

iii. Pass Matriculation Certificate or equivalent with CGPA 3.00 in any subject Science; or

iv. Pass Diploma in Medical Assistant (Level 4, Malaysian Qualification Framework, MQF) or any related programme with CGPA 3.75 recognized by Medical Assistant Board and valid Annual Practice Certificate (APC); or

v. Pass Diploma in Medical Assistant (Level 4, Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) or any related programme with CGPA 3.00 recognized by Medical Assistant Board; AND valid Annual Practice Certificate (APC); AND Posses minimum one (1) year related work experience; AND Confirmed as Assistant Medical Officer;

vi. Students shall be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by the recruiting institution and free from:

• Mental illness

• Physical and sensory disability

• Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc)

• Epilepsy

• Genetic diseases

• Drug abuse

(Source : Follows the Standard and Guidelines for Medical Assistant Education Programme Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health Malaysia)

APEL entry

• Malaysian; and

• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and

• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and

• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).


Additional requirements stipulated by the

Medical Assistant Board

1. Confirmation Letter

2. Registered with the Medical Assistant Board and

has a certificate of Annual Practitioner Certificate

(APC) in the current year.

English competency requirement for international students: Minimum IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 550 or or equivalent.

Intake Months

January, May, September

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

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