What is Diploma in Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants work closely with Medical Officers in most units in a hospital. UOW Malaysia College offers a three (3) year Diploma in Medical Assistant, which enables students to realise their dreams in pursuing a career in a healthcare setting.

Students are trained in the areas of basic medical sciences and professional modules such as medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, public health, pharmacology, behavioural science and nursing. The students will experience learning in the classroom, practical sessions, hands-on activities combines with student self-directed learning. The students undergo clinical placements to enhance the clinical knowledge and competencies as well as skills in the major areas of medical, surgical, emergency and many others.

What is Program Outcomes?

  • All graduates are accepted and registered as members of the medical Assistant Board, Malaysia, according to Akta 180 Pembantu Perubatan (pendaftaran) 1977. They are legally certified as Medical Assistants and are allowed to practice with the issuance of Annual Practice Certificates by the Medical Assistant Board, Ministry of Health of Malaysia.
  • The Diploma in Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Malaysian Qualities Agency and certified in accordance with examination guidelines of the Medical Assistant Board, Malaysia.
  • All semester examinations are verified by the Medical Assistant Board, Malaysia with strict guidelines on eligibility to sit for examinations.
  • The students will undergo an extensive practical clinical placement at reputable government and private hospitals.
    • Government hospitals: – Kajang Hospital,Tanjung Karang Hospital and Putrajaya Hospital.
    • Private Hospitals: – Ramsay Sime Darby Ara Damansara Hospital and Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital.
  • The lectures, tutorials and clinical practices are delivered by highly qualified lecturers with excellence academic qualifications cum vast clinical experience and guest lecturers who are currently practicing in the healthcare industries plus contemporary practices.
  • Our graduates are able to secure high employment rate locally and abroad.

The awarded Diploma in Medical Assistant is recognised by the Medical Assistant Board and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.

 

University Award:

Program information

CAREER PATHWAYS

 

Academic

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Research Specialist

 

Non-Academic/ Medical

  • Public/ private Hospitals
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Community Clinic
  • Pre Hospital Care & Ambulance
  • Sales Representative (Medical)
  • Specialised Medical Assistant
  • Insurance Industry

 

RAMSAY SIMEDARBY HEALTHCARE COLLEGE HISTORY

  • Pioneer Nursing College – Established as one of the Pioneer Nursing Colleges and in operation since 1995. Previously known as SJMC Nursing College
  • In 2007 registered as an Private Higher Education Provider and licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Started as a business unit in 2009 and grew to ~1100 students at present and offering over 18 programs.
  • Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College has been involved in Healthcare Education for almost 20 years conducting degree, diploma, certificate programs as well as in-house training.
  • The college is known within the healthcare community as a quality education provider.
  • In 2013 Simedarby and Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSD)
  • It is a 50:50 joint venture between Sime Darby Berhad, Malaysia and Ramsay Health Care Ltd, Australia
  • In 2020 the college relocate to UOW Malaysia College in Glenmarie and join the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) global network of higher education campuses as part of long term health education.

 

OTHER RECOGNITION FOR THE RAMSAY SIMEDARBY HEALTHCARE COLLEGE

98%    Pass rates (average) OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS in the Malaysia Nursing Board Exams

96%   Customer Satisfaction Feedback on Teaching and Learning as rated by our students over the last 15 years. 

92%    Employment / Higher Education pursuit rates and 100% for Nursing.

 

Duration
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia College
Core

YEAR 1

  • Basic Pathology
  • Clinical Procedures I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Health Sociology and Psychology
  • Basic Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Pharmacology
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Occupational Safety and Health for Healthcare Professionals
  • Clinical Procedures II
  • Community Health I

 

YEAR 2

  • Medical Sciences I
  • Surgical Sciences I
  • Community Health II
  • Research for Healthcare Professionals
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Clinical Examination
  • Surgical Sciences II
  • Medical Sciences II
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Clinical Practice I

 

YEAR 3

  • Clinical Practice II
  • Clinical Practice III
MPU
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates

2022

4 July 9 October

 

Estimated fees
Local students

RM43,580

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International students

RM49,900

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available 

Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level / UEC :

  • 5 Credits including Bahasa Melayu and Mathematics
  • Credit in either one (1) any subject in Science/ Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Applied Science
  • 2 Credits in any other subject
  • Pass in English

 

International Student:

  • GCE O Level or equivalent
  • 5 Credits including Mathematics
  • Credit in either one (1) any subject in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Applied Science
  • 3 Credits in any other subjects

 

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent

 

International Student:
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 80 (IBT) or 515 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (160); or PTE Academic (51)

Notes

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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