Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences with Honours

Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences with Honours (N-DL/720/6/0120 (MQA/PA9318) 02/25)

Programme Synopsis

Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (BMHS) with Honours programme provides an important platform for assistant medical officers to further their studies and obtain a higher level of qualification in their field.

This programme focuses on specific knowledge and advanced skills such as surgical and medical care, pre-hospital emergency care, occupational safety and health, trauma and emergency care, geriatric rehabilitation and palliative care. The distinctive courses in research and management provide opportunities for potential leaders and researchers to delve further in this field.

This programme develops both theoretical and practical skills that are crucial in developing the capabilities of to assistant medical officers, healthcare managers, supervisors, educators and practitioners. The programme is delivered via open and distance learning, making OUM the first university to offer this programme through a unique blended mode at combines e-learning, self-managed learning and face-to-face tutorials.

Programme Director


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Normal Entry

i. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of five (5) credits in the following subjects:
• Bahasa Malaysia
• Two (2) from either Science or Mathematics subject (Biology/Chemistry,General Science/ Applied Sciences, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics) preference 1 from each category of subject; and
• Two (2) from any other subjects;
• Pass in English (preference to be given to those with credit in English);

ii. Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with 2 principles in any subject science; or
iii. Pass Matriculation Certificate or equivalent with CGPA 3.00 in any subject Science; or
iv. Pass Diploma in Medical Assistant (Level 4, Malaysian Qualification Framework, MQF) or any related programme with CGPA 3.75 recognized by Medical Assistant Board and valid Annual Practice Certificate (APC); or
v. Pass Diploma in Medical Assistant (Level 4, Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) or any related programme with CGPA 3.00 recognized by Medical Assistant Board; AND valid Annual Practice Certificate (APC); AND Posses minimum one (1) year related work experience; AND Confirmed as Assistant Medical Officer;
vi. Students shall be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by the recruiting institution and free from:
• Mental illness
• Physical and sensory disability
• Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc)
• Epilepsy
• Genetic diseases
• Drug abuse
(Source : Follows the Standard and Guidelines for Medical Assistant Education Programme Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health Malaysia)


APEL entry
• Malaysian; and
• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).

Additional requirements stipulated by the Medical Assistant Board
1. Confirmation Letter
2. Registered with the Medical Assistant Board and has a certificate of annual renewal certificate (ARC) in the current year.

  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

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Coursework Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Sem 1 RM3256 RM3256 RM3848
Sem 2 RM2960 RM2664 RM2960
Sem 3 RM3848 RM3552 RM2664
Total RM29,008
* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.


♦ Processing fee:

  • RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)

♦ Financial options:

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.

♦ Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.
Core Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology 22
Human Anatomy and Physiology 13
Primary Healthcare4
Clinical Practice Primary Healthcare4
Patient Care2
Health Psychology and Sociology 2
Surgical Science4
Clinical Practice Surgical4
Medical Science 4
Clinical Practice Medical4
Orthopaedic 2
Clinical Practice Orthopaedic 2
Learning Skill for Open Distances Learners3
Health & Wellness3
Pathophysiology 2
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 3
Health management & Medico Legal 2
Medical Microbiology & Immunology 3
Medical Instrumentation 3
Clinical Assessment in Healthcare3
English for Written Communication3
Professional Issues in Healthcare 3
Biostatistics 2
Basic Pathology2
Pre-hospital Care & Ambulance Services6
Clinical Practice Pre-hospital 4
English for Oral Communication4
Disaster Management 2
Occupational Health & Safety 2
Clinical Practice Elective2
Research Methodology & Scientific Communication3
Pain Management2
Emergency & Trauma Care4
Clinical Practice Emergency & Trauma Care 6
Research Project6
Medical Biochemistry 3
Systemic Pathology2
Rehabilitation Geriatric and Palliative care2
Clinical Practice Rehabilitation 2
Geriatric and Palliative care (Elective)
Teaching for Healthcare Personnel 3
Mental Health3
Clinical Practice Mental Health2
Ethnic Relationship2
Community service2
Total 135


Human Anatomy and Physiology 22
Human Anatomy and Physiology 13
Patient Care 2
Medical Science 4
Clinical Practice Medical4
Surgical Science4
Clinical Practice Surgical4
Orthopaedic 2
Clinical Practice Orthopaedic 2
Health Psychology and Sociology 2
Primary Healthcare4
Clinical Practice Primary Healthcare4
Total Credit Transfer37

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