The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health Care Practice is a 4 years programme.

However, registered Medical Assistants may apply for Credit Transfers and enter into Year 2 of the programme. They will be able to complete this within 3 years.

This programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of Assistant Medical Officers (Medical Assistants) nationwide. The programme includes a wide range of subjects that examine scientific, social, political, economic, ethical, and organizational issues in health care, which address implications for individual practice and public policy.

Graduates of this programme will be effective managers, leaders and practitioners in delivering holistic care. The focus will be the application of theory into practice as graduate demonstrate critical thinking skills in their leadership, managerial and practitioner role. The emphasis will be on emergency care, community health and counselling skills.

This programme has incorporated clinical placements which will enable students to gain relevant skills required by the Healthcare Industry. A research component in the curriculum will enable students to contribute new knowledge in the field of Health Care.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Practice (Hons) programme fills a gap in the current job market by preparing graduates to tackle the needs and priorities of clinical practice, evidence-informed decision making, health promotion, illness prevention, current management concepts, leadership, and patient-centred care, as outlined by the Board of Medical Assistant, Malaysia.

Programme Structure

Y1S1 Anatomy & Physiology 1 HBMS 1114
Microbiology & Parasitology HBMS 1124
Communication HBBS 1133
Study Skills HBBS 1142
Y1S2 Anatomy & Physiology 2 HBMS 1213
Personal, professional development & Medico-legal HBBS 1222
Fundamentals of Nursing HBPS 1233
Nutrition & metabolism HBMS 1243
Y1S3 Clinical Practice 1 : Medical Surgical 1 HBCP 1314
Y2S4 Personal & Professional Development HBBS 2414
Human Biology HBMS 2424
Health Assessment HBSS 2434
Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia MPU 3123
Y2S5 Pathophysiology HBMS 2514
Pharmacology HBMS 2524
Medical Surgical HBSS 2534
Comparative Religion MPU 3322
Y2S6 Clinical Practice 2: Health Assessment HBCP 2614
Clinical Practice 3: Medical Surgery HBCP 2624
Y3S7 Psychology & Sociology HBBS 3714
Critical Thinking & Reflective Practice HBSS 3724
Primary Health Care HBPS 3734
Clinical Practice 4: Primary health care HBCP 3744
Hubungan Ethnik MPU 3113
Y3S8 Emergency and Disaster 1 HBSS 3814
Research Methodology and Statistics HBBS 3824
Community Health HBPS 3834
Clinical Practice 5: Community Health HBCP 3844
Community Work MPU 3422
Y3S9 Clinical Practice 6: Emergency and disaster 1 HBCP 3914
Clinical Practice 7: Reflection HBCP 3924
Y4S10 Emergency and Disaster 2 HBSS 4014
Contemporary healthcare issues HBPS 4024
Clinical Practice 8: Emergency and Disaster 2 HBCP 4034
Entrepreneurship MPU 3333
Y4S11 Occupational Safety & Health HBPS 4114
Research project HBPS 4824
Management & leadership HBPS 4134
Clinical Practice 9: Management & Leadership HPCP 4144
Y4S12 Clinical Practice 10: Occupational Health HPCP 4214
Clincial Practice 11: Contemporary issues HPCP 4223

Entry Requirement

Entry to Year 1

Higher School Certificate (STPM) with minimum GPA of 2.33 in two of the following subjects;

Biology, Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry.

A-Level or its equivalents with a minimum Grade D in two of the following subjects;

Biology, Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry.

Diploma, (Level 4 of Ministry of Health Malaysia) in a related field with minimum CGPA of 2.75.

English Proficiency (non-Malaysia candidates):

IELTS (min. 5.5 / TOEFL (min. 515 / 215 /80)

Credit Transfer into Year 2 Sem 4

Diploma in Medical Assistant without experience CGPA 2.75

Diploma in Medical Assistant with 3 year experience CGPA less than 2.75

Registered with Medical Assistant Board Malaysia and has a valid annual practicing certificate

IELTS (min. 5.5 / TOEFL (min. 515 / 215 /80)

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this programme, graduates can work in Hospitals and private health care facilities as Healthcare Practitioners. They can also be employed in Nursing homes, Mental Health Facilities, Healthcare Portals, Health Insurance Companies, Medical software companies, Medical and Health Administrators, Colleges and Universities and other Health and Allied Services. As registered Medical Assistants, upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Practice (Hons) programme, graduates may be considered for promotion in their respective workplace in either clinical or administrative posts.


Awarded by
MAHSA University
The B.Sc (Hons) in Health Care Practice is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia
Entry to Year Two
Students with a Diploma in Medical Assistant with a minimum of 3 years working experience and is registered with Medical Assistant Board Malaysia with a valid Annual Practicing Certificate may gain entry to Year 2 of the B.Sc (Hons) in Health Care Practice.
Clinical Exposure
Students of the B.Sc (Hons) in Health Care Practice programme gain valuable and much needed clinical experience in our panel of hospitals.
The Bachelor Of Science (Hons) Health Care Practice is approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
Tuition fees for the Bachelor Of Science (Hons) Health Care Practice are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.