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Background of Institution

KPJ Healthcare University College or better known as KPJUC is the education arm of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, a key private healthcare services provider. Established on 1 April 1991, KPJUC is a progressive and entrepreneurial institution of higher learning with a philosophy towards a healthy and informed society through the integration of health education, research and comprehensive healthcare service.
 
Reputed to be the first nursing college to conduct a Diploma in Nursing programme recognised by the Ministry of Health, and with more than 20 years of valuable experience and unsurpassed academic track record, KPJUC is a premier university college of higher learning recognised locally and internationally. It has registered a growth that is dynamic, meteoric and has made an indelible mark in its achievements ever since its inception. Its rapid expansion to fulfil market demands has made the university college not only a very viable business entity, but also a reliable and credible service provider. KPJUC is also expanding its education arm in Penang and Johor by setting up KPJ Colleges in these states.

Vision

The preferred healthcare education provider of academic excellence.

Mission

Achieving the highest professionalism in healthcare education.

What Makes Us Special

Students of KPJUC are privileged to have an extensive and comprehensive network of KPJ hospitals located in most major cities in Malaysia that act as excellent training ground for clinical education. This is complemented by the strong team of experts comprising medical consultants, senior nurses, allied health professionals and trained clinical instructors. This tradition of academic excellence is also galvanised by a team of dedicated, well qualified and widely experienced lecturers who inspire students to unleash their potential. This makes the graduates of KPJUC poised to become well rounded healthcare service practitioners.

Programme Outlines

KPJUC’s roles and objectives have become more significant in line with the growth of the industry. It has responded promptly to the human capital requirement for nurses and allied healthcare professionals to meet the needs of its network of hospitals and other private and public healthcare institutions in the country.
 
To date, KPJUC offers six diplomas programmes, two bachelor degrees programmes, six master programmes, and three PhD and Foundation in Science programmes under six different schools.
 
  School Programme
1. School of Medicine
  • Master of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
2. School of Pharmacy
  • Master of Sciences in Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
3. School of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy In Nursing
  • Master of Nursing Science
  • Bachelor (Hons) International Nursing (Provided by Hertfordshire University United Kingdom)
  • Diploma in Nursing
 
For registered nurse
  • Professional Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
  • Professional Certificate in Education and Teaching for Nursing Professionals
  • Advance Diploma in Peri-Operative Nursing
  • Certificate in Renal Nursing
  • Certificate in Paediatric Nursing
4.
School of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Imaging
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Medical Imaging
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice
5.
School of Business & Management
  • Diploma in Health Information Management
6.
School of Behavioral Science & Humanitie
  • Foundation in Science

 

Academic Strengths and Teaching-Learning Resources

KPJUC provides excellent academic and recreational facilities such as:

  • Fully equipped pharmacy laboratories
  • Nursing skills laboratories
  • Medical Imaging /X-ray laboratory
  • Fully equipped physiotherapy gymnasium
  • Lecture halls and auditoriums with audio visual facilities
  • Apartments within walking distance from campus
  • Air conditioning resource centre

KPJUC FAST FACTS

  1. The FIRST college to offer Diploma in Nursing• Fully equipped pharmacy laboratories
  2. The FIRST to offer Medical Specialist Programme
  3. Offers 22 programmes at all levels
  4. Empowered by more than 150 experienced lecturers
  5. Strengthened by more than 900 medical specialists
  6. Reinforced by more than 9000 healthcare professionals
  7. Geared with 25 hospitals worldwide
  8. Accessible through southern and northern affiliated colleges

Financial assistance

KPJ Hospitals offer a number of scholarships to outstanding students annually based on KPJUC’s recommendation. Our friendly Student Affairs Staff will also assist students in applying for financial aid from other organisations.

 

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 15000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr
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Certificate Level
1.
Cert.in Paediatric Nursing
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 8000/Course
Duration: 6 Mths (JB)
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2.
Cert.in Renal Nursing
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 8000/Course
Duration: 6 Mths
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3.
Professional Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 10000/Course
Duration: 6 Mths
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4.
Professional Education and Teaching for Nursing Professional
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 8500/Course
Duration: 6 Mths
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Diploma Level
1.
Dip. in Health Information Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs
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2.
Dip. in Medical Imaging
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 42000/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs
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3.
Dip. in Nursing
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 52850/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (JB)
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4.
Dip. in Physiotherapy
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 52850/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs
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Advanced Diploma Level
1.
Advance Diploma in Midwifery
Level: Advanced Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 20000/Course
Duration: 1+0 Yrs
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
Bac. of Medical Imaging (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 80000/Course
Duration: 4+0 Yrs
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2.
Bachelor (Hons) International Nursing (UH)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 35000/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (2+0)
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Masters Degree Level
1.
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mth; PT: 30 Mth
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2.
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mth; PT: 30 Mth
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3.
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mth; PT: 30 Mth
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4.
Master of Medical Imaging
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 35000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mth; PT: 30 Mth
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5.
Master of Nursing Science
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 35000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mths; PT: 30 Mths
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6.
Master of Otorhinolaryngology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 200000/Course
Duration: 4+0 Yrs
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7.
Master of Pharmacy
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 35000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mth; PT: 30 Mth
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8.
Master of Physiotherapy
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 35000/Course
Duration: FT: 18 Mth; PT: 30 Mth
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
1.
Ph.D. in Nursing
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 40000/Course
Duration: FT: 3 Yrs; PT: 4 Yrs
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2.
Ph.D. in Physiotherapy
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: FT: 3 Yrs; PT: 4 Yrs
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Contact Details

KPJ Healthcare University College

Address:
Kolej Universiti KPJ Healthcare
Lot PT 17010, Persiaran Seriemas, Kota Seriemas,
71800 Nilai
Negeri Sembilan

Type: Private College

Tel: 606-794 2649 / 06-7942638 / 06-794 2629
Fax: 06-794 2662 / 06-7942661
Website: http://kpjuc.edu.my/

Other Campuses

KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences (JB)

Address:
(Johor Bahru Campus)
Level 24, Metropolis Tower Jalan Dato’ Abdullah Tahir
80250 Johor Bharu
Johor

Type: Private College

Tel: 607-335 2692
Fax: 607-333 6392
Website: http://kpjuc.edu.my/

KPJ College, Penang

Address:
565, Jalan Sg. Rambai
Seberang Perai
14000 Bukit Mertajam
Pulau Pinang

Type: Private College

Tel: 04-538 2692
Fax: 04-530 8695
Website: http://www.kpjuc.edu.my

Key Personnel

Y. Bhg. Prof. Dr. Durrishah Idrus

Vice-Chancellor Cum CEO, KPJ Healthcare University College

Prof. Dr. Durrishah Idrus is a Professor of Industrial Relations and Public Policy. She now holds the post of Vice Chancellor cum Chief Executive of KPJ International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, a member of KPJ Healthcare Bhd. She is the Allied Fellow of the Institute of Human Resource, Human Resource Ministry and the external Editor for Malaysian Labour Review. She is the Secretary for the Cluster on Governance, Law and Public Management, Majlis Profesor Negara.

Before joining KPJ, she served at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for 27 years and held the posts of Dean, Director, Research Manager and Principal, among others.

She has led and completed research projects for the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, namely, 'The Criteria for Establishment of Green Universities, University Colleges and Colleges in Malaysia', 'Guidelines on Policy, Standards and Criteria for Upgrading the Status of College to University College and University College to University' and 'The Web-based instrument for upgrading of Colleges and University Colleges in Malaysia'.

Other outstanding researches undertaken were for the European Commission (EC), and the Malaysian Election Commission (SPRM). The "DIM-SUM project" under the EC analysed the policy and innovative decision-making process on the water management systems in Malaysia, India, Nepal and Indonesia. For SPRM, she led a project which subsequently led to the betterment of the policy, system and procedure of the Malaysian national election system.

She is a Visiting Scholar for the Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training (JILPT), Tokyo, Japan. She has been invited as guest speaker on industrial relations, human resource management, and minimum wage issues for the Ministry of Human Resources, and involved in many policy dialogues including the National Minimum Wage of Malaysia.

She teaches and supervises in the field of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management for the MBA programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as well as Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and is a visiting scholar at Universitas Sriwijaya, Indonesia.

She has been with the KPJ International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences as Vice Chancellor-cum-Chief Executive Officer since April 2011.

Student Testimonials

Wang Pu Yu, Shenyang, China

Diploma in Nursing, 3 Years (2007-2009)

Wang Pu Yu is an international student from Shenyang, China and finds that it is an advantage to enroll in KPJ College. After graduating with a diploma in January 2009 from KPJ College, she now works as a staff nurse at the pediatric ward at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital.

Pu Yu’s friends recommended the college to her and now she finds that she has made the right choice by choosing KPJ College as the starting point of her career in the nursing industry. The college has a ready job market whereby after completing her studies with an excellent result, she was offered to join the staff of KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, one of KPJ’s networks of hospitals. The knowledge and skills acquired through on-the job training helped to develop her potential and prepared Pu Yu for the real nursing world. She has adapted well to the hospital’s procedures and in interacting with the patients.