Rehabilitation Medicine is a clinical specialty encompassing the diagnosis, assessment and prognostication of recovery and function, as well as the management of patients with disabilities due to illness or injury. The main aim of rehabilitation management is to help disabled individuals achieve an optimal level of functional performance, therefore improving their quality of life. This management is best delivered in the form of an interdisciplinary approach consisting of collaborative team members, and includes rehabilitation physicians and various allied health professionals.
|PEO 1. Rehabilitation physician who is competent in delivering person-centred and value-based care by applying evidence-based medical knowledge and clinical skills of problem solving, managing and coordinating care with a multidisciplinary team.|
|PEO 2. Rehabilitation physician who can demonstrate ethical conduct, professionalism, and commitment towards professional development and lifelong learning.|
|PEO 3. Rehabilitation physicians who can lead in the medical field and contribute to education, research and the promotion and improvement of health especially for persons with disabilities in the local, national and international settings.|
|PLO 1. Demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic approach to solve complex and current healthcare issues using medical knowledge, concepts and principles to provide safe, effective and evidence-based patient care.
Corresponds to MQF Cluster 1: Knowledge and Understanding
|PLO 2. Contribute substantially to the area of specialisation through the creation of new knowledge/ theories/ solutions/ practice through originality and independent research, which satisfies peer reviews and international standards.
Correspond to MQF Cluster 2: Cognitive Skills
|PLO 3. Demonstrate competency in practical and technical skills in relevant areas of specialisation and continually develop new skills and techniques to resolve emerging problems in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Corresponds to MQF Cluster 3: Functional Work Skills – Practical Skills
|PLO 4. Communicate effectively, ethically and professionally with all stakeholders including patients, peers, members of the care team and the community at large in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Corresponds to Cluster 3: Functional Work Skills – Interpersonal and Communication Skills
|PLO 5. Apply existing technological tools effectively to enhance patient care and undertake research to improve practice.
Corresponds to Cluster 3: Functional Work Skills – Digital and Numeracy Skills
|PLO 6. Demonstrate leadership, autonomy and advocacy in contributing to decision- making practices for patient management, training, research and health systems improvement in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Corresponds to Cluster 3: Functional Work Skills – Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility Skills
|PLO 7. Continually integrate new knowledge in the area of specialisation for personal advancement and lifelong learning through ongoing academic and/or professional development.
Corresponds to Cluster 4: Personal and Entrepreneurial Skills
|PLO 8. Demonstrate commitment to professional values, attitudes and ethical conduct in patient management and research in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Corresponds to Cluster 5: Ethics and Professionalism
There are two Stages of training; Stage 1 is Year 1, and Stage 2 are Year 2 to 4.
Stage 1: the emphasis is on basic sciences and clinical knowledge, and general rehabilitation management principles. At the end of Stage 1, the trainee is expected to be able to:
Stage 2: is the second year to fourth year of training. The trainee can only progress to Stage 2 after achieving a satisfactory pass in the Stage 1 final written and clinical examination. The emphasis in Stage 2 will be on clinical issues and management in Rehabilitation Medicine. At the end of Stage 2, trainee is expected to:
Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognised academic institution (or an equivalent approved by the Senate of university)
Satisfies the Entrance Evaluation for applicants of Masters of Rehabilitation Medicine, which includes;
PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971, (Act 50), of Malaysia.
Minimum two-years of post-full registration clinical experience with Malaysian Medical Council, (MMC), approved by the Senate of which, at least one year is spent in the inpatient care.
For international applicants, it is compulsory to have the Temporary Practicing Certificate, (TPC), issued by the Malaysian Medical Council prior to the entrance to the postgraduate training. Information for TPC registration can be found at https://mmc.gov.my/certification/
PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
Prior to entry into the Masters of Rehabilitation Medicine programme, it is compulsory, for trainees to have experienced working in a Rehabilitation Medicine environment for a minimum cumulative period of one (1) year, with specific exposure to interdisciplinary management in rehabilitation medicine clinical practice.
The required experience that has been attained from appropriate learning must be evidenced by the ability of the candidates to perform specified tasks at the beginning of specialty training.
The minimum Essential Learning Activities, (ELAs), that a trainee must be able to perform competently, and in a trustworthy manner, at the start of the training programme are as follows:
Last Update: 19/06/2023