Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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 
  • Haematology 
  • 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 
  • Pharmacology 
  • 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 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Dermatology 
  • Forensic Medicine 
  • Public Health and Community Medicine 
  • Rehabilitation Medicine   
  • Family Medicine 
  • Opthalmology (Eye) 
  • Otorhinolaryngology 
  • 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 
  • Anaesthesiology 
  • 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. 


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.