Diploma in Medical Assistant

MOHE APPROVAL : KPT/JPS(N/721/4/0041) MQA (FA 4551)

DURATION OF STUDIES : 3 years (6 semesters)

INTAKE : June, September



This is a three-year programme that prepares the student for employment as an assistant medical officer (AMO) in the medical and health care sector. This programme aims to prepare competent AMOs who possess the skill and evidence-based knowledge to carry out their duties safely and comprehensively both to the patient as well as to the community, in accordance to ethics and rules. It enables to graduates to diagnose health condition through appropriate examination and investigation and deliver treatments and other actions successfully. They will also be able to work in counselling, research, managerial, quality assurance and information technology position. The Diploma is approved by the Malaysian Medical Assistant Board and the Ministry of Health, Government of Malaysia. Upon graduation, the students are required to take the Medical Assistant Registry Exam to be awarded the Annual Practice Certificate.



After graduation, the students would be eligible to obtain employment as Medical Assistant or Assistant Medical Officers (AMO) in public hospitals and recognized by the Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health Malaysia. Student could also be employed at private hospitals/clinics, outpatient care centers, nursing and residential care facilities, offices of physicians and other health care practitioners.

 Opportunities are also available in oil and gas industry, plantation, government agencies, TNB, police department, prisons department, welfare home, and university/college’s clinics.



Year 1 Semester 1

1. Anatomy & Physiology I
2. Anatomy & Physiology II
3. Bioscience

  • Biochemical
  • Clinical Pathology

4. Microbiology/ Parasitology
5. Behavioral Science

6. Advance Communicative English
7. Co-curriculum


Year 1 Semester 2

1. Medical I
2. Surgical I

3. Community Health I
4. Nursing
5. Pharmacology I
6. Pengajian Malaysia


Year 2 Semester 3

1. Medical II
2. Surgical II

3. Emergency Medicine I
4. Community Health II
5. Pharmacology II
6. Pediatric
7. Pengajian Islam/ Pengajian Moral


Year 2 Semester 4

1. Emergency Medicine II
2. Orthopedic

3. Disaster Management
4. Clinical Practice Medical
5. Clinical Practice Surgical
6. Clinical Practice Pediatric


Year 3 Semester 5

1. Clinical Practice Emergency Department I
2. Clinical Practice Psychiatry

3. Clinical Practice Community Health I
4. Clinical Practice Labor Room
5. Clinical Practice Ophthalmology
6. Clinical Practice Otorhinolaryngology


Year 3 Semester 6

1. Clinical Practice Emergency Department II
2. Clinical Practice Community Health II

3. Clinical Practice Community Health III
4. Clinical Practice Orthopedic
5. Clinical Practice Operation Theatre



Full-time study delivered through the following methods:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial/Practical
  • Assessments
  • Clinical Placement



  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of five (5) credits inclusive of the following:

i. Bahasa Malaysia
ii. Mathematics
or Add Maths
iii. General Scienceor Biology or Chemistry
iv. Two (2) credits from any other subjects and
v. Pass in English (preference to those with credit in English)

  • Health Requirements
    Must be medically fit and free from mental illness, infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C), epilepsy, genetic disease, drug abuse and etc.


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