Diploma in Medical Assistant

Programme Overview

This programme takes three years to complete including clinical practice at government hospital and Community clinic. Mostly the programme had been supervised by Medical Assistant Board followed the guideline made by them. The quality and standard of the programme will be maintained.

This field emphasizes the provision of medical services at an appropriate level in the medical and health services program under the supervision of medical officers.

After completing the course as Assistant Medical Officer, they can work in various private/government hospital, private clinic, medic offshore, medical standby, ambulance service, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in University and as Occupational Health officer in industries and insurance company.

For Malaysian candidates

i) Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with five credits:


Mandatory credit in:

• Bahasa melayu

• Mathematics (elementary or additional or modern)



Either one (1) of the credits below:

• General science

• Biology

• Chemistry

• Applied sciences


Credit in two other subjects

ii) Pass English


iii) Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia(SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of 3 (three) credits in    the following subjects;

• Bahasa Malaysia

• 1 (one) from mathematics or science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/General Science/Applied  Science, Mathematics/Add Mathematics.

• 1 (one) from any other subjects

• Possess a certificate in a related field from a recognised programme by the government of Malaysia (Community Nurse, Dental Surgery Assistant, Public Health Assistant, Health Science Certificate and

• Pass in English (Preference to be given to those with credit in English) 




iv) GCE O Level or equivalent with 5 (five) credits in the following subjects:

• 2 (two) from science or mathematics subjects (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science.

• 3 (three) from any other subjects and

• Pass in English

• Malaysia citizens are required to pass in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level for the purpose of registration with MAB.


v) Students shall be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by the recruiting institution and free from:

• Mental illness

• Physical and sensory disability

• Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc)

• Epilepsy

• Genetic disease


• Drug abuse 

They can further study at various IPTA and IPTS in :

– Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medicine (UKM)

– Bachelor of Forensic Medicine (USM)

– Bachelor in Medical Health and Science (OUM)

– Bachelor in Occupational Safety and Environment (PICOMS)

– Bachelor in Health Science (UNISEL)


Year 1 :          Anatomy


                      Medical Microbiology


                      Nursing I

                      Behavioural Science

                      Statistical Research & Ethnic

                      Medical I

                      Pharmacology I

                      Surgical I


Year 2 :          Medical II

                      Medical III

                      Pharmacology II

                      Surgical II

                      Communiyty Health II


                      Emergency Medical I

                      Emergency Medical II

                      Research project

                      Clinical Placement I : Medical & Paediatric



Year 3 :          Clinical Placement II

                      Surgical & Orthopaedic

                      Clinical Placement III

                      Psychiatric & Emergency I

                      Clinical Placement IV: Labour room & operation theatre

                      Clinical Placement V : Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology 


                      Clinical Placement VI : Emergency II

                      Clinical Placement VII : Community Health Clinic


Bangunan Baitulmal, Jalan Ipoh

Programme Status:

Full Accreditation

Programme Code:



Medical Assistant

Study Mode:


Study Level:



April and July


3 years