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Doctor of Medicine


The course consists of a 5-year integrated program based on four themes namely Human, Cells, Community, and Personal and Professional Development. Teaching and learning activities are based on systems of the body and not the traditional segregation of the field of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology. The integrated medical program covers the cardiovascular system, digestive system and others, in which incorporates all the relevant basic medical sciences and clinical disciplines.

The curriculum emphasizes on student-centered learning with early identification of clinical experience. The curriculum includes exposure to community and public health, as well as an emphasis on behavioral science, communication skills and professional development. The research methodology and experience is a key component in the curriculum, while comprehensive clinical teaching ensures that students get sufficient clinical experience to become knowledgeable and skilled doctors.


  • To produce a trained, caring and competent doctors with sufficient knowledge and ability to work in a team·
  • To entrench a conscientious and compassionate attitude toward the sick and the general public to meet the needs of the individual and the nation·  
  • To inculcate awareness on the legal and ethical responsibility of a doctor·      
  • To inculcate the culture and the importance of continuing medical education for life


It consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Year 1 and 2 (basic medical sciences)
  • Phase 2 - Year 3 (basic clinical)
  • Phase 3 - Year 4 and 5 (clinical)


Year 1
Semester 1:
  •         Package 1 : The Human Body : Structure and Function
  •         Package 2 : Molecular Basis of Medicine and General Pharmacology
  •         Package 3 : Introduction to Disease
  •         Package Concurrent  
Semester 2:
  •          Package 4 : Haematolymphoid System
  •         Package 5 : Cardio-Respiratory System
  •         Package 6 : Excretory and Digestive System
  •         Package Concurrent
Year 2
Semester 1:
  •         Package 7 : Reproductive and Endocrine System
  •         Package 8 : musculaskeletal and Central Nervous System
  •         Package 9 : Public Health, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
  •         Package Concurrent
Semester 2:
  •         Package 10 : Behavioral Science, Professional Development and Communication Skills
  •         Package 11 : Research Methodology and Project
  •         Package Concurrent
  •         Professional Exam I
Clinical Year 3 
  •       Introductory Medicine
  •       Introductory Surgery
  •       Otorhinolaryngology
  •       Opthalmology
  •       Care of the Elderly
  •       Introductory Radiology
  •       Introductory Family Medicine
  •       Basic Life Support 
Year 4 
  •       Introductory Psychiatry 
  •       Introductory Orthopaedics 
  •       Senior Family Medicine
  •       Community Medicine
  •       Introductory Obstetric dan Gynaecology
  •       Introductory Paediatrics
  •       Community Follow-up
  •       Clinical Training
Year 5 
  •       Senior Medicine 
  •       Senior Surgery
  •       Senior Psychiatry 
  •       Senior Orthopaedics
  •       Senior Obstetric dan Gynaecology 
  •       Senior Paediatrics 
  •       Forensic Medicine 
  •       Anaesthesiology
  •       Trauma and Emergency 
  •       Sports Medicine


  • To produce well-trained doctors with well-established knowledge and skills to enable them to serve the people in need and also to the nation 
  • To produce a well-trained doctor trained that is able to perform their responsibilities efficiently and serve the public effectively regardless of the urban or rural settings
  • To produce trained doctor with a positive and caring attitude for patients and the general public
  • To produce well-trained doctors who delivers treatment and disease prevention 
  • To produce a trained doctor who is aware of the legal and ethical responsibilities of a doctor
  • To produce well-trained doctors who adopts the medical culture of lifelong learning activities



Doctors are compulsory to undergo housemanship for two years after completing their Medical Degree. Doctors will gain full registration with the MMC with pre-registration training post of Medical Officer that was given by the Malaysian Government in the Government Hospital in the last 3 years before being allowed to work with private agencies. After the successful completion of pre-registration, the doctor will be supervised in any facilities such as hospitals, district hospitals, public clinics or private clinics. 


Updated:: 16/04/2020 [h_khairi]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
03 9769 2300
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