Mahsa’s MBBS pro­gramme

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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.

> Recog­ni­tion

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.

> Ad­van­tages Qual­ity:

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.

Clin­i­cal op­por­tu­nity:

Upon com­ple­tion of the MBBS pro­gramme, grad­u­ates are re­quired to un­dergo

Ca­reer op­por­tu­nity:

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.

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