About the Course

Assistant Medical Officers (AMOs), better known as Medical Assistants, are vital to the daily operations of many medical practices. Their roles in hospitals and community based clinics are integral to the healthcare system as they work closely with the Medical Officers, performing a multitude of tasks from administrative to clinical. The curriculum for the Diploma in Medical Assistant programme at Management and Science University is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in elementary medical sciences. You will receive extensive learning in the classroom, simulation ward and skills lab, and attain valuable real-life experience through attachments at partner hospitals and community health clinics. This programme is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the Medical Assistant Board (MAB) in Malaysia.

Entry Requirements
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). 
Duration of Study

3 - 4 years


KPT/JPS(R2/720/4/0120) 07/23


RM40,000 - RM45,000

*The stated fees are estimation on overall completion of the program. In any cases where there are credit exemptions, offered rebates or approval of scholarship applications, there will be considerable reduction in the fees



The fees stated here are for Malaysians or local students only. Kindly refer to MSU regarding the fees for international students



Among the Courses Offered
Year One
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Basic Surgery
Year Two
  • Clinical: Department of Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Advanced Surgery
  • Nursing Science
Year Three
  • Paediatric
  • Clinical: Community Health Unit
  • Clinical: Department of Emergency
Career Prospects
  • Medical Assistant
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