Mahsa’s MBBS programme
THE Mahsa Medical Faculty offers its students the best of modern and traditional subject-based, system-synchronised curriculum that is both pragmatic and innovative in approach.
Its faculty members are hand-picked from the local and international pool of highly experienced teachers, many having more than 30 years of background in teaching.
While the curriculum is lecture-driven, innovative methods such as problem-based learning (PBL), e-learning, early clinical exposure (ECE) and small group sessions are integrated into it to fire up students’ enthusiasm.
Mahsa’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme is a five-year programme that is divided into two phases.
The first phase is a preclinical programme, largely conducted in the Mahsa University campus with some exposure to clinical medicine at Hospital Tanjung Karang.
Within year 1 and 2, basic medical sciences are taught in organ-system blocks and there is also exposure to community medicine during this phase.
Non-block modules, such as personal and professional development (PPD) and ECE, run across the two years to emphasise the relationship between basic medical sciences and clinical practice.
Students are required to undertake two major examinations during Phase 1.
The first examination will take place at the end of year 1 and the second at the end of year 2.
Upon completion of Phase 1, students will then proceed to the next phase of the MBBS programme.
Phase 2 is the clinical phase that covers year 3, 4 and 5.
It is conducted at hospitals and health clinics designated as teaching centres for the faculty.
Students will undergo rotational postings of two to eight weeks in the disciplines outlined in the programme structure.
To graduate, they will have to pass the final professional examination at the end of year 5.
The clinical programme is almost entirely hospital and clinic based.
The institutions involved are Hospital Sungai Buloh, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Tanjung Karang.
Students are also exposed to clinical training at Klinik Kesihatan AU2, Rawang Perdana, Taman Ehsan and Taman Medan.
This ensures that the students are involved in an eclectic mix of clinical training in major referral centres, community hospitals and primary care clinics.
The completion of this five-year programme leads to a MBBS degree.
The MBBS programme is approved and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
It is also recognised by the Medical Council Malaysia and the local Health Ministry as well as the Medical Council of India and The Medical Council of Thailand.
The programme is listed in the Faimer World Directory of Medical Schools and awarded by Mahsa University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia.
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This programme is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought-after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in campus and hospitals.
MBBS students gain experience from its panel of hospitals.
Upon completion of the MBBS programme, graduates are required to undergo
a compulsory internship training programme for full registration as medical practitioners.
Subsequent to full registration, the available career pathways include further training and specialisation, followed by practice in the service, academic or private sectors.
While there is an increase in career opportunities in managerial positions of healthcare institutions, graduates may also opt for a career in research medicine.
■ For more information, call 1800 880 300 or log on to www.mahsa.edu.my.
The Mahsa Saujana Putra campus.
The MBBS programme is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a sought-after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in campus and hospitals.