Faculty of Health Sciences

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine educates health professionals and life science students from undergraduate to graduate and postgraduate levels to conducting researches in laboratory, clinical settings and at the population and public policy level to improve the health of people.

This faculty is run in the same region with five partner hospitals to provide a broad coverage of the programme structure linking pre-clinical and clinical science subjects for our students to learn. MBBS programme has been vetted and approved by the Malaysian Medical Council and provides equitable access to quality medical education for all. The MBBS programme is offered in Johor Bahru campus.

Associate Prof. Kanaga Kumari Chelliah

Associate Professor Kanaga Kumari Chelliah graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging from Curtin University, Australia and attained postgraduate qualifications in Education and Medical Physics.

Prof Kanaga started her career in Ministry of Health Hospital as a practicing radiographer. Her strong interest and desire to upgrade the radiography profession in Malaysia became a reality when she was offered to design and implement the Bachelor in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy (Hons) in 2000 by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. During her illustrious career in MOH and UKM, she held various academic and managerial positions. Prof Kanaga joined Asia Metropolitan University as the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences on 1st June 1997.

Currently she is a registered Class H consultant with Ministry of Health, responsible to ensure safety standards adhered by X-ray equipment operators. She was appointed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency as an expert in medical imaging to assess programme standards. She was also in the team to prepare guidelines for the Allied Health Sciences Act. Her contributions in research and publications has been outstanding.

Prof Kanaga has been the principal investigator for Science Fund, FRGS and other grants. She has published over 50 articles including chapters in local and international books. She has been invited as a keynote and plenary speaker to various international and national level conferences. Her excellence in teaching and learning has been recognized by various awards for innovation. She has also contributed in many community projects in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Prof Kanaga’s diversified experience has only helped to contribute more towards the excellence of the faculty.


Foundation in Health Sciences

This 1-year Foundation programme prepares you to understand core subjects and gauge with the next level requirements.

Bachelor of Medical & Bachelor of Surgery

This programme has been vetted and approved by the Malaysian Medical Council and provides equitable access to quality medical education for all.