Project Description

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.

*will update soon

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);

AND
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)

OR

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).

AND
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.

Note:

  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.
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.

Note

♦ 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
SEMESTER 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 2
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3
Primary Healthcare 4
Clinical Practice Primary Healthcare 4
SEMESTER 2
Patient Care 2
Health Psychology and Sociology 2
Surgical Science 4
Clinical Practice Surgical 4
SEMESTER 3
Medical Science 4
Clinical Practice Medical 4
Orthopaedic 2
Clinical Practice Orthopaedic 2
SEMESTER 4
Learning Skills for 21st Century 3
Health & Wellness 3
Pathophysiology 2
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 3
SEMESTER 5
Health management & Medico Legal 2
Medical Microbiology & Immunology 3
Medical Instrumentation 3
TITAS 2
SEMESTER 6
Clinical Assessment in Healthcare 3
English for Written Communication 3
Professional Issues in Healthcare 3
Biostatistics 2
Basic Pathology 2
SEMESTER 7
Pre-hospital Care & Ambulance Services 6
Clinical Practice Pre-hospital 4
English for Oral Communication 4
SEMESTER 8
Disaster Management 2
Occupational Health & Safety 2
Clinical Practice Elective 2
Research Methodology & Scientific Communication 3
SEMESTER 9
Pain Management 2
Emergency & Trauma Care 4
Clinical Practice Emergency & Trauma Care 6
SEMESTER 10
Research Project 6
Epidemiology 2
Medical Biochemistry 3
Systemic Pathology 2
SEMESTER 11
Rehabilitation Geriatric and Palliative care 2
Clinical Practice Rehabilitation 2
Geriatric and Palliative care (Elective)
Teaching for Healthcare Personnel 3
Entrepreneurship 3
SEMESTER 12
Mental Health 3
Clinical Practice Mental Health 2
Ethnic Relationship 2
Community service 2
Total 135

CREDIT TRANSFER

Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 2
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3
Patient Care 2
Medical Science 4
Clinical Practice Medical 4
Surgical Science 4
Clinical Practice Surgical 4
Orthopaedic 2
Clinical Practice Orthopaedic 2
Health Psychology and Sociology 2
Primary Healthcare 4
Clinical Practice Primary Healthcare 4
Total Credit Transfer 37

Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences with Honours faqs

  1. Can I work while studying?
    Yes, you can work while studying, as this program is the first distance learning program specifically design for all current practicing Assistant Medical Officer both in government and private sectors. For those who is currently employed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, you may apply the Cuti Kursus Sambilan (CKS) as stipulated in General Order (Perintah Am, Bab C) for clinical attachments later.

  2. What is the language of instructions?
    English is widely used, most of the courses are being teach in English.

  3. Are there scholarship?
    Currently OUM do not offer any scholarship. However, the Malaysian government and other non- governmental agencies offers scholarship / loans opportunities to talented students.

  4. What is medical screening?
    Medical screening is a health check that consists of a general examination by the examining doctor, blood, and urine tests as well as a chest x-ray examination.
    A medical examination is required for all students who wish to enrol into this program. Students shall be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by OUM and free from:

    • Mental illness
    • Physical and sensory disability
    • Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc)
    • Epilepsy.
    • Genetic diseases.
    • Drug abuse.
  5. What is the duration of this program?
    The Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences with Honours is a 4-year program. However, if you already have the Diploma of Medical Assistant, you will be exempted from year one, that means you will start your studies in year two.

  6. Is the Malaysia University English Test (MUET) required?
    No. English subject will be taught in the University compulsory subject.

  7. Who are the lecturers / tutors?
    The lecturers and tutors, that are appointed by OUM, are experienced academician both in government and private tertiary education institutions in Malaysia and these academicians are registered Assistant Medical Officer with the Medical Assistant Board. Others will be registered clinical doctors and specialist.

  8. I am a practicing Assistant Medical Officer, but I only have the Sijil Pembantu Perubatan. Can I apply for this program?
    Yes, OUM offers an alternative entry to those students who do not fulfilled the normal entry requirement. You may apply for this program through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning or in short APEL. APEL provides an opportunity for individual with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their studies in OUM.

  9. What are the terms and conditions for prospective students besides the usual University entry requirements?
    • You must be a registered Assistant Medical Officer with the Malaysia Medical Assistant Board.
    • You must have the current Annual Practicing Certificate by the Malaysia Medical Assistant Board.
    • At least or more than 1 year of working experience.
    • You must have a Diploma of Medical Assistant.
  10. When can I apply?
    January, May, and September

  11. I am staying in Kota Bahru, Kelantan. Do I have to come to OUM Petaling Jaya to attend classes?
    No. Currently this program is being offered in 9 Learning Centres throughout Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. Please refer to OUM website for further information on the location of these Learning Centres.
NURHAN NORRIS MA WENG CHUEN
NURHAN NORRIS MA WENG CHUENProgramme Director
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