BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS)

KPT / JPS ( R / 721 / 6 / 0062 ) 12 / 20
INTAKES : MARCH, AUGUST
 
This Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme focuses on preparing students with extensive knowledge in medical sciences and clinical skills, to produce qualified and competent medical professionals who are equipped for the latest practices and developments in the industry. Our MBBS curriculum places a strong emphasis on clinical training in medicine and surgery. Adopting an integrated problem-based curriculum, the MBBS bachelor programme is structured into a two phased syllabus consisting of: Pre-Clinical (Phase I) and Clinical Training (Phase II).


 
Phase I (Year 1 & 2) – Taylor’s University

This phase focuses on the fundamental knowledge of medical sciences with exposure to clinical medicine, and is undertaken at Taylor’s University. Our MBBS programme students will have access to specialised lab facilities and gain clinical training at local hospitals. Students will be taught history taking and physical examination techniques using both simulated patients and models, where they will learn how to identify patients’ problems and propose investigation plans for the patients. Upon completion of Phase I, students will be equipped with knowledge in basic medical sciences and clinical skills.

Phase II (Year 3-5) – Taylor’s University and selected hospitals

Phase II involves clinical rotations at designated hospitals from the Ministry of Health (MOH), where students will gain hands-on experience with patients. In Phase II, MBBS students are rotated in all clinical disciplines required for undergraduate training, i.e. Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Anaesthesia & Intensive Care. Students will also gain further insight into fields of specialisation that may be of interest to them.
 


 
5-YEAR PROGRAMME
A Holistic Curriculum
  • Encourage independent thinking and an investigative technique to medicine, through tutorials combined with student-centred experiential learning.
  • Exposure to medical research and opportunity to pursue studies in areas of medical science that is of interest, via Special Study Module (SSM) and Research Project.
  • Adopts self-directed learning supervised by lecturers, which includes seminars and problem-based learning sessions that equip students with lifelong learning skills.

Extensive Clinical Exposure
  • Understanding of history taking and physical examination techniques using both simulated patients and models, through clinical exposure as early as Year 1 that allows students to apply basic medical sciences to clinical practice.
  • Exposure to people of different demographics, background, cultures and environments through the Clinical Elective module in Year 4, providing them with better understanding of the community’s health and medical needs.

Pre-Housemanship Training
  • Exposure to Clinical Clerkship in final semester, which prepares students for their two-year housemanship after graduation. This 24-week clinical clerkship encompasses the same departments that will be covered during their housemanship, rotating students between departments on a 4-week basis, i.e. Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics.
 
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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • Intro to Health & Discipline
  • Human Structure / Function / Biochemistry (Cell & Excitable Tissues / Anatomy / Embryology / Molecule Basis of Medicine / Pharmacology / Genetics / Microbiology / Musculoskeletal / Pathology)
  • Learning Skills / ICT / Communication Skills & Bioethics / Entrepreneurship
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*

Semester 2
  • Haematology & Immunology Block
  • Cardiovascular System Block
  • Respiratory System Block
  • Introductory Clinical Medicine
  • Learning Skills / ICT / Communication Skills & Bioethics / Entrepreneurship
  • Special Study Module (SSM)
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
 
YEAR 2
Semester 3
  • Gastrointestinal System Block
  • Behavioral Science Block
  • Public Health & Research Methodology Block
  • Research Project
  • Clinical Sessions
  • Learning Skills / ICT / Communication Skills & Bioethics / Entrepreneurship
  • MPU (U2)*
  • MPU (U4)*

Semester 4
  • Endocrine & Reproductive System Block
  • Urinary System Block
  • Nervous System Block
  • Clinical Sessions
  • Learning Skills / ICT / Communication Skills & Bioethics / Entrepreneurship
  • MPU (U3)*
Professional Exam I
 
YEAR 3
Semester 5
Clinical Rotations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Semester 6
Clinical Rotations
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Family Medicine
  • Community Medicine (Community Placement)
 
YEAR 4
Semester 7
Clinical Rotations
  • Intro to Health & Discipline
  • Human Structure / Function / Biochemistry (Cell & Excitable Tissues / Anatomy / Embryology / Molecule Basis of Medicine / Pharmacology / Genetics / Microbiology / Musculoskeletal / Pathology)
  • Learning Skills / ICT / Communication Skills & Bioethics / Entrepreneurship
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*

Semester 8
Clinical Rotations
  • Haematology & Immunology Block
  • Cardiovascular System Block
  • Respiratory System Block
  • Introductory Clinical Medicine
  • Learning Skills / ICT / Communication Skills & Bioethics / Entrepreneurship
  • Special Study Module (SSM)
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
Integrated Lectures / Radiology / Community Medicine

Clinical Electives
 
YEAR 5
Semester 9
Clinical Rotations
  • Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine
  • Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Integrated Lectures / Radiology / Community Medicine

Semester 10
Clinical Rotations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Professional Exam II
 
 
NOTE:
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.
 
Career Options
  • Medical Officer
  • House Officer
  • Specialist
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Professor / Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • International Aid / Development Worker
 
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