Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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|Exam Body||UTAR, Malaysia|
|Course Duration||5 years|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees (International Student)||317000/Course|
|Campus||Sungai Long Campus|
|Faculty||Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Medicine & Healthcare|
|Study Abroad Pathway||No|
The 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 development. Ethical values, professionalism and moral responsibility to both patients and the community will be instilled in the UTAR graduates.
A-Levels or equivalent
Malaysia is fast tracking towards providing a health-care system that of a developed nation and the country aims at achieving the WHO-declared requirement of a doctor:patient of 1:600 by the year 2015.
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 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 basic degree.
The are numerous courses available for specialisation and sub-specialisation, some of which include:
For an academically inclined graduate, one may choose a career as a clinical lecturer in any medical school. Those who wish to go into advanced studies may opt to do medical research.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.