Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

 (R2/721/6/0053)01/27 (MQA/FA5540)

 The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S) programme at UTAR aims at preparing its graduates to become caring, competent, and evidence-based doctors

5 years (Minimum)

Programme  Learning Outcome (PLO)

The development of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S) course curriculum is centered around the following nine (9) learning outcomes:

      PLO 1. Apply knowledge of basic sciences in their clinical practice 

      PLO 2. Formulate appropriate diagnoses and patient management plans based on clinical findings 

      PLO 3. Exhibit leadership and autonomy in healthcare, with commitment to disease prevention and health promotion of the communities, and involvement of family and communities in health care delivery

      PLO 4. Commit to professional, ethical and social responsibilities 

       PLO 5. Work independently and with others in a team through effective communication and good interpersonal skills

       PLO 6. Demonstrate critical thinking;problem solving and research skill

       PLO 7. Use a broad range of information, media and technology application such as numerical and graphical data for study and work

    PLO 8. Demonstrate self-directed lifelong learning and entrepreneurship

Core Subjects

Trimester/ Year

Trimester 1


Trimester 2


Year 1


           Cell & Molecular Biology 

           General Pathology I 

           General Pathology II 

           Anatomy & Physiology I 

           Anatomy & Physiology II 

           Basic Genetics & Biochemistry 

           Cardiovascular System 

           Respiratory System 

           Gastrointestinal System 

           Renal System 

           Musculoskeletal & Articular System 

           Neurological System & Skin 

           Endocrine System & Metabolic Disorders 


           Sun Zi's Art of War and Bussiness Strategies   

           Reproductive System

           Integrated medical sciences

Year 2


           Managing Research Process and Statistical Analysis 

           Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Malaysian Medical Practice  

           Epidemiology & Public Health 

           Traditional & Complementary Medicine Principles 

           Community Health Project 1 and Leadership development

           Community Health project 2

           Laboratory and Pathology Medicine   


           Hubungan Etnik (for local students) 

           Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) 

           Social Entrepreneurship Project 


           Nursing Care, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary  Resuscitation (CPR) 

           Hospital Infections and Patient Safety 

           Basic Clinical Skills 

           Elementary Clinics 

           Elective Posting:Para-clinical  

Year 3


           General Surgery Year 3 

           Obstetrics and Gynaecology Year 3 

           Internal Medicine Year 3   

           Elective Posting : General Practitioner 

           Paediatrics and Neonatology Year 3 

           Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology Year 3  

Year 4


           Radiology and Medicine 



           Forensic Medicine 

           Public Health and Community Medicine 

           Rehabilitation Medicine   

           Family Medicine 

           Opthalmology (Eye) 


           Critical Care Medicine 

           Emergency Medicine  

           Elective Posting: Clinical   

Year 5


           General Surgery Year 5 

           Paediatrics and Neonatology Year 5 

           Obstetrics and Gynaecology Year 5   

           Orthopaedic Surgery Year 5 


           Internal Medicine Year 5

           Integrated Clinical Science : Evidence Based Practice

Clinical Posting
M.B.B.S. students will be exposed to clinical training at the end of preclinical stage in Year 2 in order to facilitate transfer of class room based knowledge into application. M.B.B.S. Year 3 through Year 5 are clinical years. At this stage, students are fully hospital based, posted in specialised clinical areas, mainly in Hospital Ampang, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Klinik Kesihatan.

Careers Prospects And Postgraduate Opportunities
Upon successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are provisionally registered with the Malaysian Medical Council and undergo a two-year compulsory internship as house-officers in accredited government hospitals. On satisfactory completion of postings in the main specialties of medicine and their assessments, the house-officers would be eligible for full registration and undertake a compulsory service at any government / public university hospitals or medical centres as a medical officer. After completing the compulsory service with the Nation, the medical doctors can either continue as medical officers in government service or go into private practice as a private practitioner. If they are interested to become a medical specialist, they can pursue a postgraduate degree, the clinical masters, which will take about 4 years. After that, they can further subspecialize into a particular clinical discipline with additional 3 years of sub specialty training. Alternatively, for those who are more interested in research, they can pursue a PhD or Doctorate of Medicine degree, after their clinical masters. Clinical masters, subspecialty diplomas, PhD or Doctorate of Medicine can all be undertaken in Malaysia, except some uncommon subspecialty fields. Certain foreign advanced degrees such as the MRCP(UK), MRCPath (UK), FRCPA (Australasia) can also be pursued in part or totally in Malaysia.