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This Master of Rehabilitation Medicine training program in UM is a 4-year postgraduate clinical program. UM is the only institution in Malaysia providing this program and it is supervised by a team of medical lecturers and consultants who guide residents in the knowledge and skills necessary for rehabilitation of a wide range of disorders. There are specific patient subsets included in the Rehabilitation Medicine special area of interest. For example (the list is not exhaustive); Rehabilitation (rehabilitation after a wide range of neurological disorders ie stroke, acquired brain injury, brain tumorous, intramuscular diseases, Parkinson’s disease), Spinal cord injury rehabilitation, Rehabilitation of musculature and soft tissue disorders, Pediatric rehabilitation, Pain rehabilitation, Amputee Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and Vestibule rehabilitation.

The training required the residents to be equipped with medical knowledge to understand the psychopathology, complications and consequences of the disorders in accordance to the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health). Restoring optimal functioning are taught with the use of medications, specific interventions, physical moralities, physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement and activities modification, adaptive equipment and assertive device, prosthetic, orthodontics, robotic technologies and experiential training approaches. The concept of holistic team approach is emphasized throughout the training in a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program.

This program will provide medical graduates capable of combining the latest and evidence-based medicine rehabilitation approach with the optimum patient care standards that is the trademark of UM’s excellence in medicine.



Training is well rounded and allows the candidate to excel in patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and system-based practice.

Diverse career options in an internationally recognized tertiary medical and training center

  • As a physician/specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine and registered under the Malaysian National Specialist Registry
  • As a medical lecturer in Universities offering postgraduate Master in Rehabilitation Medicine program
  • As a consultant in organizations requiring experts in Rehabilitation Medicine knowledge and practices
  • Research opportunities in addition to clinical practice for those inclined.

The programme of study comprises two stages as follows:

(1) Stage I in the first year of study covering:
  • (a) Basic and Applied Sciences of Rehabilitation Medicine;
  • (b) Principles, Concepts and Practice of Rehabilitation Medicine;
  • (c) Rotational postings in disciplines related to Rehabilitation Medicine;
  • (d) The keeping of a log book by the candidate to document tasks undertaken
  • (e) Continuous assessments as prescribed by the Department

(2) Stage II of study covering:

  • (a) Rotational postings in specialised Rehabilitation Medicine disciplines and disciplines related to Rehabilitation Medicine;
  • (b) research report;
  • (c) assignments;
  • (d) the keeping of a log book by the candidate to document tasks undertaken; and
  • (e) continuous assessments as prescribed by the Department.

(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.

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language shall be required:

(a). To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
(b). To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic)

(1) Entry qualifications

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

(2) Other requirements

  • Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and
  • Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.
Once a year in the month of June.
Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Update: 14/11/2021