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Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration5 years (Full-time); 9 years (Part-time)
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FeesRM92,800 (Malaysian); RM98,350 (Part-time, Malaysian)
Fees (International Student)RM117,700 (International)
CampusSungai Long Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Study Abroad Pathway


Course Description

Chinese Medicine is a rapidly expanding profession and an obvious growth area for integrated and interdisciplinary professional training. Compare with Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine treatment and Chinese herbs are more natural and less of chemical content. It provides another choice for human being to treat diseases.

The Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Honours) at UTAR aims to produce Chinese Medicine practitioners who possess in-depth knowledge Chinese Medicine’s unique principles, diagnosis and treatment employing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and other therapeutic approaches, as well as western medical sciences and diagnosis.

The UTAR's Chinese Medicine degree programme has a diversified curriculum with 60% on Chinese Medicine and 30% on Western Medicine. Students will be equipped with a strong foundation in the principles, theories and practices of Chinese materia medica, acupuncture and ‘Tui-Na’(massage).

During their fifth year, TCM students will be exposed to clinical training, of which they will be attached to the TCM wing of the newly opened UTAR Hospital at Kampar.



  • Acupuncture Meridians and Acupoints I ????????
  • Acupuncture Meridians and Acupounts II ????????
  • Acupuncture-Moxibustion Techniques ?????
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Basic Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Basics of TCM ??????
  • Basics of TCM "Tui-Na" (Massage) ?????
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chinese Materia Medica ???
  • Chinese Medical Prescriptions I ??????
  • Chinese Medical Prescriptions II ??????
  • Clinical Posting: Acupuncture and Moxibustion ????????
  • Clinical Posting: Gynaecology of TCM ?????????
  • Clinical Posting: Hospital Ward ???????
  • Clinical Posting: Internal Medicine of TCM ?????????
  • Clinical Posting: Oncology of TCM ????????
  • Clinical Posting: Paediatrics of TCM ?????????
  • Clinical Posting: Pharmacy of TCM ????????
  • Clinical Posting: TCM “Tui-Na” (Massage) ????????
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine ??
  • Exercise Regime of TCM "Tui-Na" ?????
  • External Medicine of TCM ?????
  • General Pathology I
  • General Pathology II
  • Geriatrics of TCM ??????
  • Gynaecology of TCM ?????
  • Internal Medicine of TCM I ????????
  • Internal Medicine of TCM II ????????
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Managing Research Process and Statistical Analysis
  • MPU1*
  • MPU1**
  • National Language/ Other Languages
  • Ophthalmology (EYE) Of TCM ?????
  • Orthopaedics, Traumatology of TCM ??????
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) of TCM ???????
  • Paediatrics of TCM ?????
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Malaysian Medical Practice
  • Seasonal Febrile Diseases ???
  • Selected Literature in TCM ????
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Synopsis of the Golden Chest ????
  • TCM Diagnostics ?????
  • TCM in Classical Chinese ???
  • Technique of TCM "Tui-Na" ?????
  • Therapeutics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion ?????
  • Therapeutics of TCM "Tui-Na" ?????
  • Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease ???
  • Western Internal Medicine
  • Western Medicine Diagnostics
  • Western Medicine General and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Western Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Western Medicine Paediatrics

MPU1* - Choose 1 Course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU1** - Choose 1 Course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 Course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communicative Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

Co-Curriculum - Choose 1 Course

  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Community Project
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
Entry Requirements

STPM 2C / A-Level 2D / UEC 5B

Intake Months

Jan, May, Oct

Career Prospects
  • Chinese Medicine managing staff 
  • Chinese herbalist 
  • A member in the sale and marketing of Chinese Medicine products 
  • Chinese healthcare products development or marketing staff 
  • Chinese Medicine educator 
  • Researcher in an academic institution or herbal or pharmaceutical manufacturing company

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

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