Diploma in Medical Science

Programme Overview

Diploma in Medical Science is structured to provide learners the knowledge and understanding in fundamental of Medical Science. This three years programme encompassed the areas in basic health, anatomy, physiology and study of the disease, as well as providing the opportunity to gain the skills in laboratory work, training and research. The integrated teaching and learning method such as lecturing, tutorial, problem based learning and practical session will equip learners to expand the knowledge and career in Medical Science

Public sector

Assistant Research Officer Grade Q29

Assistant Science Officer Grade C29


Private sector

Lab technician (Medical/Clinical, industry, pharmaceutical) 

Research Assistant

Insurance Claim Officer

Veterinary Assistant

Assistant Dental Engineer

Clinic Assistant

Product Specialist

Administrative and management Executive


Pass SPM or equivalent with 3 credits (minimum C grade) in these subjects:

  • Any one (1) science subject (Sains/Sains Gunaan/Sains Tambahan/Pengetahuan Sains Sukan/Biologi/Kimia/Fizik); and
  • Any two (2) other subjects.


Pass GCE O Level and obtained credits in 

·      Any one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/Combined Science); and

·      Any two (2) other subjects and 

·      Pass English 


Certificate in related Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75.  

This programme serves as an alternative pathway to pursue undergraduates study in health or medicine programmes. With Diploma in Medical Science, it opens door to this various bachelor programmes in local or international universities:

  • Degree in Doctor of Medicine (Science stream only)
  • Degree in Doctor of Dentistry (Science stream only)
  • Bachelor of Audiology 
  • Bachelor of Dietetics 
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 
  • Bachelor in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health 
  • Bachelor of Optometry 
  • Bachelor of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy 
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine 
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science 
  • Bachelor of Speech Science 
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science 
  • Bachelor in Sport Science
  • Bachelor in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Science
  • Bachelor in Applied Science
  • Bachelor in Business and Administration
  • Bachelor in Education

Year 1

·       Anatomy

·       Physiology

·       Basic Chemistry I

·       Instrumentation

·       Basic Chemistry II

·       Basic Biochemistry

·       Basic Microbiology

·       Basic Biology & Human Genetic


Year 2

·       Pathology

·       System Biochemistry

·       Hematology & Oncology

·       Immunology & Serology

·       Clinical Microbiology

·       Pharmacology II

·       Medical Parasitology

·       Medical Emergencies

·       Pharmacology I

·       Genetic

Year 3

·       Biostatistic

·       Community Health & Epidermiology

·       Introduction to Research

·       Alternative & Traditional Medicine

·       Clinical Skills Training

·       Phlebotomy

·       Basic life support





Plaza Permata

Programme Status:

Full Accreditation

Programme Code:

(R/721/4/0040)(MQA FA0371)


Medical Sciences

Study Mode:


Study Level:



January, April and September


3 years