Academic Programme

Academic Programme

Undergraduate programme

This is an 8-week programme with the Department of Primary Care Medicine. There are 4 weeks of attachment in Phase 3A and 3 weeks in Phase 3B in the clinical years of the undergraduate training. The students are exposed to principles of family medicine and management of clinical problems at primary care level. They are taught on knowledge, attitude and skills relevant to primary care setting. In addition, the department also coordinates a 4 week District Health faculty programme at Banting Hospital. It is here the students are exposed to environment of district health services.

Postgraduate programme

This is a 4-year postgraduate clinical master programme and that leads to the degree of Master of Family Medicine, Our department is the first Primary Care Department in Malaysia and was set up in 1989. Until May 2013, 89 candidates have graduated from this programme, and most of them are working at the Government Health Centers throughout the country (as Family Medicine Specialists).

This programme consists of one and a half years of hospital rotation at various clinical department, followed by one and a half years of training at the Department of Primary Care Medicine. The candidate spends their final year at the Health Centres. The are three parts in the Master of Family Medicine exam. The candidates undertake exam at the end of the first, third and forth years of programme. This is a conjoint examination held twice a year with 2 other public universities, National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

In 2013, there are 80 registered students pursuing a clinical masters degree in the department.

All admissions for the various postgraduate programs are coordinated by the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, University of Malaya.

The Postgraduate Admission Unit
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia