Diploma in Medical and Health Sciences (previously known as Diploma in Medical Assistant)


Medical assistants support doctors and nurses to ensure that healthcare facilities run smoothly. They are responsible for administrative and clinical tasks, such as maintaining patient records, preparing patients and rooms for examination, assisting physicians with exams, and performing front-desk tasks. Medical assistants typically work in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. The ‘Diploma In Medical and Health Sciences’ (previously known as ‘Diploma in Medical Assistant’) at DSH Institute of Technology is approved by the Malaysian Medical Assistant Board and the Ministry of Higher Education.



At the end of our ‘Diploma in Medical and Health Sciences’ at DSH Institute of Technology, students will be able to :

  1. understand the basics of medical sciences (anatomy, physiology, biosciences, pathology & microbiology)
  2. develop essential communicative and professional skills required for their daily jobs in the future
  3. gain clinical experience, through placements with government and private hospitals in Malaysia, in all medical domains


Course Code




MQA (FA 4551 – 01)

MOHE (R721/4/0041)



April and October


Special Notes : All graduates will have to sit for the Medical Assistant Registry Examination in order to be awarded with the ‘Annual Practice Certificate’ (APC) 

Future Education Pathways

Career Options

Administrative Medical Assistant
Clinical Medical Assistant
Patient Care at Old Folks' Homes

Entry Requirements

SPM or EquivalentGCE 'O' Levels or Equivalent
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of FIVE (5) credits in the following subjects:GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent with a minimum of Grade C in the following five subjects:
(a) Bahasa Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu(a) Science Subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/General Science)
(b) Science Subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/General Science)(b) Mathematics / Additional Mathematics
(c) Mathematics / Additional Mathematics(c) Any other three subjects
(d) Any other two subjectsAND
AND(d) Pass in English
(e) Pass in English and History
*Candidates with other qualifications are subject to the approval by the Malaysian Medical Assistant Board**Candidates with other qualifications are subject to approval by the Medical Association Board*
Candidates must be medically fit and free from mental illness, infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C), Epilepsy, Genetic Diseases and drug abuseCandidates must be medically fit and free from mental illness, infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C), Epilepsy, Genetic Diseases and drug abuse

Course Modules

Technical KnowledgeTechnical KnowledgeClinical Attachments
MABM 0114
Anatomy and Physiology I
MAPS 0234
Medical II
MACP 0752
Clinical Practice – Medical Emergency I
MABM 0213
Anatomy and Physiology II
MAPS 0434
Surgical II
MACP 0352
Clinical Practice – Psychiatry
MABM 0312
MAPS 0633
Community Health II
MACP 0452
Clinical Practice - Community Health I
MAPS 1312
Behaviour Science
MAPS 0434
Emergency Medicine I
MACP 1251
Clinical Practice – Ophthalmology
MABM 0413
Microbiology and Parasitology
MAPS 1132
Pharmacology II
MACP 1151
Clinical Practice – Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
MAPS 0124
Medical I
MAPS 1632
MACP 1451
Clinical Practice – Labour Room
MAPS 0323
Surgical I
MAPS 0944
Emergency Medicine II
MACP 0862
Clinical Practice – Medical Emergency II
MAPS 0523
Community Health I
MAPS 1544
MACP 0562
Clinical Practice – Community Health II
MAPS 1223 NursingMAPS 1642
Disaster Management
MACP 0662
Clinical Practice – Community Health III
MAPS 1022
Pharmacology I
MACP 1361
Clinical Practice – Operation Theatre
Professional Knowledge / SkillsClinical AttachmentsMACP 0962
Clinical Practice - Orthopedic
MPU 2163
Malaysia Studies
MACP 0142
Clinical Practice – Medical
MPU 2223
Advanced Communicative English
MACP 0242
Clinical Practice – Surgical
MPU 2313
Pengajian Islam (Muslim Students Only)
MACP 1041
Clinical Practice - Pediatrics
MPU 2323
Moral Studies (Non-Muslim Students)
MABM 0442
Law, Ethics and Professionalism
MPU 2412
Community Service


Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Microbiology Lab
Mock Wards
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