Overview of Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in MAHSA University Malaysia
MAHSA’s MBBS programme is a 5-year programme. It is divided into 2 phases, phase 1 comprises years 1 and 2 and phase 2 years 3 to 5.
The Phase 1 programme is largely conducted in the MAHSA University campus with some exposure to clinical medicine at Hospital Tanjung Karang.
The Phase 2 programme is the clinical phase and is almost entirely hospital and clinic based. The hospitals used are Hospital Sungai Buloh, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Tanjung Karang. Students are also exposed to clinical training at Klinik Kesihatan AU2, Rawang Perdana, Taman Ehsan and Taman Medan. This ensures an eclectic mix of clinical training in major referral centers, community hospitals and primary care clinics.
The completion of this 5 year programme leads to a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree.
This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and is listed in the FAIMER WORLD DIRECTORY OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS.
Phase 1 – Preclinical Programme
Phase 1 spans 2 years. This is the preclinical phase of the programme and basic medical sciences are taught in organ-system blocks. Personal and Professional Development (PPD) and Early Clinical Exposure (ECE) modules are conducted across the two years. PPD modules are aimed at developing humanistic attitude and communication skills. Early clinical experience enables students to learn history taking and physical examination skills on simulated patients and develop communication and clinical reasoning skills. The students have some clinical exposure to patients during scheduled visits to Hospital Tanjung Karang in both years.
In addition, regular Problem-based learning (PBL) sessions are conducted, whereby clinical cases are presented, and students work through the basic science of the disease and the identification of symptoms, signs and interpreting a variety of laboratory tests to develop rational differential diagnoses. Both the ECE and PBL sessions aim to integrate the basic medical sciences with clinical science learning issues.
There is also exposure to community medicine during this phase.
There are two major examinations during Phase 1. The first is at the end of year 1 and the second at the end of year 2.
Phase 2 – Clinical Programme
The student, upon completion of Phase 1, will proceed to Phase 2 of the program, which is the clinical phase. This phase covers year 3, 4 and 5. It is conducted at government hospitals and health clinics designated as teaching centres for the faculty. The student will undergo rotational postings of 2 to 8 weeks in the disciplines outlined in the programme structure. Students have to pass the Final Professional Examination at the end of year 5 to graduate.
Entry Requirement of Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in MAHSA University Malaysia
STPM/A-Levels: Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics)
Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-Medical Course (not less than 1 year): CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics); and 5 B’s in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics & 1 other subject at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
UEC: Minimum B4 each in 5 subjects (Chemistry & Biology & Physics & Mathematics & Additional Mathematics)
Monash University Foundation Pre-University Program (MUFY)/ University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation/ Western Australia Curriculum Council/ HSC Sydney Australia/ Trinity College Foundation Studies/ Australian Universities Foundation Programmes/ South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/ Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12/ Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT): Aggregate/ average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics or Mathematics) or 80% ATAR provided the subjects include Biology & Chemistry & Physics or Mathematics
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3/ New Zealand Bursary/ Canadian Pre-University (CPU)/ Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP/ Canadian Grade 12/13)/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12: Average of 80% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics or Mathematics)
Indian Pre-University: Average of 70% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & & Physics/Mathematics)
International Baccalaureate (IB): 30 points with a minimum of 2 Science subjects/ Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) & 1 Science subject at Standard Level (SL) & minimum score of 4 each in Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics
Diploma in Health Sciences (minimum 5 semesters/2.5 years): CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0) & 2B’s each in Biology/Chemistry/Physics; and 3 credits each in English & Mathematics/Add Maths & 1 other subject at SPM/O-level/equivalent
Degree in Health/Pure/Applied Sciences: CGPA 3.0 (5-year medical programme)
Degree in Arts/Humanities: CGPA 3.5 (5-year medical programme)
Credit in Bahasa Malaysia is required for entry into government service (for Local Candidates)
English Proficiency (Minimum): Band 4 in MUET (Local Candidates)/Band 6 in IELTS/550 in TOEFL (International Candidates)
Entry requirements to the MBBS programme are determined by the Malaysian Medical Council.
Career Prospects of Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in MAHSA University Malaysia
Upon completion of the MBBS programme, graduates will have to undergo a compulsory internship training programme for full registration as medical practitioners.
Subsequent to full registration, the available career opportunities include further training and specialisation followed by practice in the service, academic or private sectors.
Increasingly there are career opportunities in managerial positions of healthcare institutions.
Graduates may also elect a career in research medicine.
Advantages of Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in MAHSA University Malaysia
The MBBS is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in campus and hospitals.
Students of the MBBS gain experience in our panel of hospitals
The MBBS is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Medical Council Malaysia and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
The MBBS is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia.