Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Why study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)?
This truly international degree gives you the chance to study at one of the world's top medical schools and graduate with a qualification to practise medicine in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Offered over five years at Sunway, this interdisciplinary course provides world-class training in biomedical sciences, social sciences and clinical skills.
As testimony to the course's quality, Sunway graduate Shaun Yo was Monash's top medical student in 2011, when he won the Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for having the highest overall aggregate marks. Over half our Sunway graduates have found placements and work in Australian hospitals.
The course draws on Monash's world-leading expertise in medical practice and research, which includes treating premature babies at risk of brain disease, replacing heart valves without open-heart surgery and developing new cancer drugs. It also draws on the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences' particular strengths in the cardio-metabolic field, infection and immunity, global public health and neuroscience.
Our JCSMHS researchers have discovered new genes and hormones that show promise as targeting proteins for cancer research. They have also patented discoveries likely to lead to new products for treating infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
The JCSMHS is also home to the renowned Brain Research Institute at Monash Sunway, now collaborating with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) to provide a platform for neuroscientists in the region through seminars and training programs.
Areas of study
The medical curriculum incorporates four themes:
- personal and professional development
- population, society, health and illness
- scientific basis of clinical practice
- clinical skills.
Areas of study include:
- molecules, cells and tissues
- human development and growth
- musculo-skeletal system
- cardiovascular system
- respiratory system
- renal and endocrine systems
- gastrointestinal system
- human behaviour
- infectious disease
- reflective practice
- research and statistics
- determinants of health
- qualitative assurance
- public health and population health
- health systems and health economics
- communication skills
- ethics and law
- teamwork and leadership
The course takes five years of full-time study to complete.
Your first two years are spent at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSDMHS), where you quickly develop your clinical skills with contact visits to medical practices, community-care facilities and hospitals, and spend two weeks as a healthcare team member in a rural area.
In years three to five, you're based at the Clinical School in Johor Bahru, where your clinical studies centre around the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.
Your busy schedule of clinical rotations in year five, ahead of graduation, includes a placement in an Australian hospital.
The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
The career of a doctor involves further training beyond the medical degree. In Malaysia, on completion of the medical course, students need to apply to the Ministry of Health Malaysia to undertake their housemanship in a public hospital. After completing their housemanship, they must complete three years of compulsory service in hospitals and clinics under the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
To be conferred with a specialist degree in surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry or other area, you must undertake further study to obtain a Master of Medicine.
More information on career pathways with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is available from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
There are a limited number of places available in this course. All applicants are required to obtain the highest level of academic scores for pre-university or foundation studies.
All applicants, who wish to be considered for admission, must complete the ISAT and be available for interview if selected.
Chemistry (Year 12 equivalent, with excellent results) is a formal prerequisite for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
The following are not accepted for this course:
- forecast results
- ELBP (to meet the English-language requirements)
- campus transfer.
In 2013, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM91,000 for Malaysian students
- RM100,100 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
- New student visa application fee - RM1860
There is one intake period in February each year for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.
- Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science
- Honours degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology)
For more information about this course, contact us.
Sunway doctors rule
In 2011, Shaun Yo Wee Shuan became the first Malaysian and first Monash Sunway student to win the Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for having the highest aggregate marks for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) across all Monash campuses...and Sukanya Banerjee Nair repeated the feat in 2012.