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Diploma in Medical Assistant

Course Title : Medical Assistant, Diploma
Course Code : DMA

About the Course
Diploma in Medical Assistant is an undergraduate programme that aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to practice as a Medical Assistant or Assistant Medical Officer. The teaching-learning activity is geared into substantially describing and discovering how the different human system work, e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory etc., relating cellular and molecular to whole-body aspects of both normal and diseased states. Upon graduating the programme, the graduates would be able to understand, diagnose, treat simple ailment, caring and curing in wellness and disease.

Entry Requirement

(i) Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum of 5 credits in the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • 2 from either Science or Mathematics subject (Biology/Chemistry, General Science/Applied Science, Mathematics) preference 1 from each category of subjects; and
  • 2 from any other subjects;
  • A pass in English (preference to be given to those with credit in English


(ii) GCE O-Level or its equivalent with 5 credits in the following subjects:

  • 2 from Science or Mathematic subject (Biology/Chemistry/Physics/General Science);
  • 3 from any other subjects; and
  • A pass in English
  • Malaysian citizen is required to pass Bahasa Malaysia in SPM for the purpose of registration with MAB


(iii) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 3 subjects


(iv) Other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government


(v) Students must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognised by the recruiting institution and free from:

  • Mental illness
  • Physical & sensory disability
  • Infectious diseases (HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, etc)
  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic disease
  • Drug abuse

Duration : 3 years

Core Subjects
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Bioscience
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Behavioural Science
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Nursing Science
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Surgery
  • Community Health
  • Mass Disaster Management
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Orthopaedic

Career Prospect
Government sector provides many job opportunities whether in hospital, health clinics, prison, detention centres (Pusat Serenti), PLKN and old folks home. Private sectors such as Petronas / Shell offshore oilrigs offers better salary scheme as well as estate plantations such as Guthrie, etc. Private specialist hospitals also created job opportunities in various units under their care. Those who have interest in education will find many opportunities to be recruited as tutors in MA Training colleges and in any health related education programmes. Graduates will also be able to pursue further studies in Health Studies, Health Education and any health related fields.

KPT Reference : R/722/4/0027 [JPT/BPP(U)1000-801/33/Jld.11(42)]

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