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Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 5 years ; PT: 9 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesFT: 87350/Course ; PT: 92900/Course
Fees (International Student)FT: 109600/Course ; PT: 115450/Course
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 PathwayNo
Course Description

The programme aims to produce Chinese Medicine practitioners who possess in-depth knowledge of 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 programme has a diversified curriculum with 60% on Chinese Medicine and 30% on Western Medicine. Student will be equipped with a strong foundation in the principles, theories and practices of chinese material medical, acupuncture and 'Tui-Na' (massage).



  • 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

A-Levels or equivalent

Intake Months

Jan, May, Oct

Career Prospects

The combination of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, clinical experience and recognised qualifications will prepare you for a career in Chinese Medicine which may include independent practice, employment in a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic, teaching and research.

A degree in Chinese Medicine is excellent preparation for careers in:

  • Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, Chinese Medical Massage Therapists in Chinese Medicine Department in a government or private hospital, Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chinese Medicine Clinic and Consultant in the healthcare field
  • 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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