Academic Programme

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes

Teaching

MBBS – To teach on basic in ophthalmology so candidates will had enough knowledge of eye disease and know when to refer to specialist.
In Post Graduate programme, our mission is to produce competent ophthalmologist to help overcome the shortage in the country.
Nurses, Paramedical Group and public – to input the knowledge relevant to the group needs.

The Department of Ophthalmology, University of Malaya began conducting post-graduate teaching, leading to the degree of Master of Ophthalmology Degree in 1992.

Master of Ophthalmology Degree

1. Type of Programme
The Master of Ophthalmology programme is a clinical coursework programme in which the research component comprises less than thirty (30) percent of the whole programme of study.

2. Entry Requirements

(1) Entry qualifications

(a) The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate;
and
(b) At least one year of post-registration clinical experience approved by the Senate.

(2) Other requirements

(a) Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia;
and
(b) Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

3. Duration of Study

(1) The minimum duration of study shall be four years.

(2) The maximum duration of study shall be seven years.

4. Structure of Programme of Study

(1) The programme comprises three stages as follows:

(a) Stage I, in the first year of study, comprising training in the basic medical sciences, basic ocular sciences, basic ophthalmology and related medical and surgical disciplines;

(b) Stage II, in the second and third year of study, comprising clinical ophthalmology training, medical postings and preparation of a case studies report for the number of cases which shall be as determined by the Department from time to time;
and

(c) Stage III, in the fourth year of study comprising advanced clinical training in Ophthalmology and a research project.

(2) A candidate shall keep a log book throughout his period of study to document tasks undertaken.

(3) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage II of the programme of study unless he has passed or been exempted from the Part I Examination.

(4) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage III of the programme of study unless he has passed the Part II Examination.

5. Place of Study
The Faculty may on the recommendation of the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study permit a candidate to undertake part of his training programme in another institution, centre or place recognised by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.

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