Diploma in Medical Assistant


Course Title: Medical Assistant, Diploma
Course Code: DMA


What the course will give you
Assistant Medical Officers (AMOs), better known as Medical Assistants, contribute to quality healthcare, and MSU graduates of the Diploma in Medical Assistant (DMA) programme are able to contribute more with their industry readiness for the role. They receive comprehensive learning in the classroom, the simulation ward, the practical room, and the skills lab, also valuable real-life experience through attachments at partner hospitals and community health clinics.

The MSU DMA programme is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the Medical Assistant Board (MAB). Core subjects of the programme include nursing science, pharmacology, medicine, surgery, orthopaedic, paediatric, ophthalmology, community health, and emergency response.

How long it will take you
3 - 4 years

Where the qualification may lead you to
There is high demand for medical assistants onboard offshore rigs, at remote plantations, the ambulance service, the Fire and Rescue Department, the Civil Defence Department, the Army, and NGOs. With some years of clinical experience, you could also assume the role of Clinical Instructor.

Who may enrol
You need to have passed SPM or equivalent with at least FIVE (5) Credits including Bahasa Malaysia, TWO (2) from Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, or Applied Science) and TWO (2) from other subjects. You also need to have at least a Pass in SPM English (a Credit will gain you preference), and, for registration with MAB, also a Pass in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.

Candidates presenting GCE O-levels need to have at least FIVE (5) Credits including TWO (2) from Mathematics and Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or General Science) and THREE (3) from other subjects, and a Pass in English Language.

You must also be medically certified as fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by MSU, and free from any mental illnesses, physical or sensory disabilities, infectious diseases (HIV or AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc.), genetic diseases, epilepsy, and drug abuse.

Diploma in Medical Assistant (DMA) is a three-to-four-year career-focused industry-developed programme by the Department of Healthcare Professional at the MSU Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (FHLS).

KPT Reference
KPT/JPS(R/722/4/0027) 07/18


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