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Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration5 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)328,850/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
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Course Description

Medicine is a life-long career option that helps to provide a great social service in caring for the ill and ailing, as well as to prevent many illnesses thereby helping to create a healthier society. 

Even though being a doctor can be very stressful and could drain one emotionally, it is a very rewarding career. As a doctor, one already holds a special status in society while making a great difference to the lives of many people. Ultimately, medicine is a life-changing career that will expose you to many different experiences that you will not find anywhere.

The UTAR MBBS programme follows a systemic and integrated approach that aims to equip graduates with not only the required clinical skills, but also effective communication skills to function as competent and caring doctors. 

Academic foundation, analytical and critical thinking ability will be provided for engagement in life-long learning, research and continuing professional development. Ethical values, professionalism and moral responsibility to both patients and the community will be instilled in the UTAR graduates.



  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Basic Clinical Skills
  • Basic Genetics & Biochemistry
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Community Project & Project Presentation
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Elective Posting: Clinical
  • Elective Posting: Paraclinical
  • Elementary Clinics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrine System & Metabolic Disorders
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • General Pathology 1
  • General Pathology 2
  • General Surgery and Anaesthesiology
  • Haematology
  • Hospital Infections and Patient Safety
  • Hubungan Etnik (For Local Students)
  • Integrated Medical Sciences 1
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Malaysian Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Managing Research Process and Statistical Analysis
  • Mini Project
  • Musculoskeletal & Articular System
  • National Language/ Other Languages
  • Neurological System & Skin
  • Nursing Care, First Aid and Cardipulmonary Resuscitation
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehab Medicine
  • Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics and Neonatology
  • Pharmacology
  • Primary Care Medicine I
  • Primary Care Medicine II
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology and Medicine
  • Renal System
  • Reproductive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine Principles
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Career Prospects

Following successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are eligible for provisional registration by the Malaysian Medical Council and undergo a two-year compulsory internship as house-offices in accredited government hospitals. 

After satisfactory serving the internship, they are then eligible for full registration and undertake a further 2 years of compulsory service at any government or public university hospitals or accredited medical centres as a medical officer.

After completing the compulsory service, the medical doctors can either continue as medical officers in government service or venture into private practice.

If they are interested to become a medical specialist, they can pursue a postgraduate degree, the clinical masters, for another 4 years. Furthermore, they can further subspecialise into a particular clinical discipline with additional 3 years of subspecially training. For those who are more interested in research, they can pursue a PhD or Doctorate of Medicine degree, after their first degree.

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

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