Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 5 Years
Intake Deadline
May N/A
  Tution Fees N/A

Medicine is a life-long career option that helps to provide a great social service in caring for the ill and ailing, as well as to prevent many illnesses thereby helping to create a healthier society. 

Even though being a doctor can be very stressful and could drain one emotionally, it is a very rewarding career. As a doctor, one already holds a special status in society while making a great difference to the lives of many people. Ultimately, medicine is a life-changing career that will expose you to many different experiences that you will not find anywhere.

The UTAR MBBS programme follows a systemic and integrated approach that aims to equip graduates with not only the required clinical skills, but also effective communication skills to function as competent and caring doctors. 

Academic foundation, analytical and critical thinking ability will be provided for engagement in life-long learning, research and continuing professional development. Ethical values, professionalism and moral responsibility to both patients and the community will be instilled in the UTAR graduates.


Following successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are eligible for provisional registration by the Malaysian Medical Council and undergo a two-year compulsory internship as house-offices in accredited government hospitals. 
After satisfactory serving the internship, they are then eligible for full registration and undertake a further 2 years of compulsory service at any government or public university hospitals or accredited medical centres as a medical officer.
After completing the compulsory service, the medical doctors can either continue as medical officers in government service or venture into private practice. 
If they are interested to become a medical specialist, they can pursue a postgraduate degree, the clinical masters, for another 4 years. Furthermore, they can further subspecialise into a particular clinical discipline with additional 3 years of subspecially training. For those who are more interested in research, they can pursue a PhD or Doctorate of Medicine degree, after their basic degree.

Year 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 
  • Basic Genetics & Biochemistry 
  • Cardiovascular System 
  • Cell & Molecular Biology 
  • Endocrine System & Metabolic Disorders 
  • Gastrointestinal System 
  • General Pathology 1 
  • General Pathology 2 
  • Integrated Medical Sciences 
  • Musculoskeletal & Articular System 
  • Neurological System & Skin 
  • Renal System 
  • Respiratory System 
  • Haematology 
  • Reproductive System 

Year 2

  • Community Project & Project Presentation 
  • Epidemiology and Public Health 
  • Mini Project 
  • Hospital Infections and Patient Safety 
  • Laboratory Medicine 
  • Malaysian Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues 
  • Managing Research Process and Statistical Analysis 
  • Nursing Care, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine Principles 
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Basic Clinical Skills 
  • Elementary Clinics 
  • Elective posting: Paraclinical 

Year 3 to Year 5

  • Critical Care 
  • Dermatology 
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • General Surgery A
  • naesthesiology 
  • Forensic Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Orthopaedic 
  • Surgery 
  • Rehabilitative Medicine 
  • Otorhinolaryngology 
  • Paediatrics and Neonatology 
  • Family Medicine 
  • Public Health 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Radiology 
  • Elective Posting: GP 
  • Elective Posting: Specialist 

National Language/Other Languages

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A 
  • Intoduction to Chinese Language I 
  • Communicative Tamil For Health Sciences

MPU Courses

  • Hubungan Etnik 
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) 

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  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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