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Asia Metropolitan University offers first of its kind MBBS in Malaysia.

AMU MBBS programme is currently the most affordable in the country. Fees are inclusive of tuition, examination, laboratory and transport (within the vicinity). We have qualified academic staff with more than three years of teaching experience in their respective fields. The academic programme is student-centred with emphasis on self-directed learning group discussions and case-based learning.

Our purpose-built Preclinical campus in Johor Bahru aims to minimise the stress on students. It is designed to provide ample greenery and purposely located away from the hectic city atmosphere. A nice quiet lake just opposite the campus is one of the naturally soothing features among other highlights of AMU Medical Campus.

Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah in Muar is also leading the way in Clinical Studies. This hospital serves as the  third-ranked hospital in Johor, after Hospital Sultanah Aminah and Hospital Sultan Ismail. It also serves as a reference hospital for the northern zone of Johor including Batu Pahat, Tangkak and Segamat. Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital is also gazetted as a “Teaching Hospital” and currently, the Community Health Centres are located in Johor.

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Prof Dr. Nasaruddin Abdul Aziz
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery

The medical programme of Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) started in 2012. It is a 5-year programme approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The programme is divided into 2 phases; the pre-clinical phase and the clinical phase. Following successful completion of the programme, students will graduate with MBBS degree.

 

The first 2 years of the programme, the pre-clinical phase is conducted in our dedicated medical campus at Bandar Seri Alam in Pasir Gudang, Johor. The clinical phase followed the pre-clinical phase over the next 3 years. Currently the clinical phase is conducted in Muar during which students will do their clinical training in Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah (HPSF), Muar. HPSF is a specialist hospital which provides services in all major clinical disciplines. In addition to HPSF, AMU has also been given approval by the Ministry of Health to utilise Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Hospital Kulai and Hospital Kota Tinggi to train its medical students.

 

In our effort to produce competent medical doctors, we have adopted a holistic approach in the training of our future doctors. In addition to conventional teaching approaches such as lectures, tutorials, practical, seminars, and bed-side teaching, the faculty utilises various teaching-learning approaches such as self-directed learning, task-based learning, field visits, computer-aided learning, and independent learning. This is to ensure the MBBS graduates of AMU fulfil the attributes of future doctors who are not only competent but possess other attributes such as professionalism, lifelong learning skills, leadership qualities, able to work in a team, and able to think critically. Good values are instilled in the medical graduates to ensure that they have the proper ethics and the right attitude in their work environment and when dealing with co-workers and the public at large.

 

We have invested heavily in our team of academic professionals as well as in equipping our Pasir Gudang and Muar campuses with the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. Being cognizant of the critical importance in having good teachers and role models to mould the minds and hone the competencies of our students, we have built a strong, dedicated and experienced team of faculty members to optimize students’ engagement and learning.

As the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, I am confident that the medical graduates of AMU will excel and flourish in the field of medicine serving not only the people of Malaysia but will have the capacity to serve globally.

In producing medical doctors, we have adopted a holistic approach by developing competencies on problem solving and clinical examination besides instilling generic graduate attributes on lifelong learning, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and management. Our MBBS programme emphasises on strength of basic medical sciences before clinical experiences and clinical problem solving. In addition, our state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities capitalise on the use of IT, multimedia and virtual learning with simulated clinical environment and the use of skills in laboratories to prepare students for real life clinical exposures.

We have invested heavily in our team of medical and academic professionals as well as in equipping our Pasir Gudang and Muar campuses with the state-of-art teaching and learning facilities. Being cognizant of the critical importance in having good teachers and role models to mold the minds and hone the competencies of our students, we have built a strong, dedicated and experienced team of faculty members to optimize students’ engagement and learning.

For us, a successful maintenance and care of this programme, students and faculty are primary in our list of priority. Above all, we take pride in our graduates’ quality and their ability to function in and contribute to society as medical professionals with a high calibre.

As the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, my dream and aspiration do not stop with the MBBS programme but I would like to see our dedicated medical campus offering other medical related undergraduate programme and postgraduate programmes related to various preclinical and clinical disciplines, emergence of research centre of excellence and development of complementary medicine centre to complement modern medicine.

QUALIFICATIONS

MD (UKM)
M. Med. Sc. (Anatomy) (UKM)

SPECIALISATION

Anatomy

NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS

17

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Maternal passive smoking and its effect on maternal, neonatal and placental parameters.KN Ramesh, MK Vidyadaran, YM Goh, AA Nasaruddin, ABE Jammal, S Zainab. Med J Malaysia, Vol 60, No. 3, August 2005
  2. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of smoking among medical students in University of Malaya and the International Medical University.
    KWS Ng, MA Nur Zaiti, AA Nasaruddin, MA Latiff, S. Junedah, YM Goh. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol.4 (Suppl 2) 2005
  3. Prevalance of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Drivers.Siti. S, Wan C.Z.W.H, Shamsul B.M.T, Nasaruddin A.Z, Juliana J, Rosnan H, Mohd N.J, Mohd R.A.M and Yunus A Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 1) pp 50, 2005
  4. Anthropometric Measurement of Malaysian Bus drivers for Malaysian Bus Seat Design. Wan C.Z.W.H, Hamiraj A.F, Shamsul B.M.T, Rosnah M.Y, Nasaruddin A.Z, Juliana J, Rosnan H and Yunus A Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 1) pp 50, 2005
  5. Indoor Air Quality Inside Buses and Its Implicaions to respiratory Health among Drivers in Klang Valley. Zainuddin Z, Juliana J, Salawati Y, Nasaruddin A.A, Shamsul BMT, Norela S, Azman ZA and Rozali M.O
    Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 1) pp 51, 2005
  1. The effectiveness of lumbar support, soft cushion and rubber mat to reduce muscle fatigue and whole body vibration among bus drivers.
    Shamsul BMT, Wan CZWH, Lucy D, Jenny MM, Siti SH, Salawati Y, Azlan A, Juliana J, Nizam J, Nasaruddin AZ, Rosnan H, Rizal, Yunus A, Rusli N, Ayub N and Mazlan A

Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 38, 2005

  • The relationship if fine particle (PM2.5) exposure to lung function among public bus driver in Klang Valley.
    Juliana J, Mohamad A, Salawati Y, Abdah MA, Nasaruddin AA and Shamsul BMT Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 42, 2005
  • Relationship between exposure to ultrafine particles and interleukin-6 among bus drivers in Klang Valley.
    Juliana J, Abdah MA, Kavitha M, Salawati Y, Nasaruddin AA and Shamsul BMT Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 43, 2005
  • Physical and mental stress and its relationship with body physiological changes among bus drivers in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
    Shamsul BMT, Siti SH, Daliana D, Nasaruddin AA, Juliana J, Rosnan H, Yunus A, Wan CZWH, Salawati Y, Azlan A, Nizam J, Mohd RAM, Rusli N, Ayub N and Mazlan A

 

Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 45, 2005

  • Owas (Ovaco working posture analysis) of prolonged sitting and the association with the prevalence of low back pain among commercial vehicle drivers.
    Shamsul BMT, Siti SH, Puteri YMY D, Nasaruddin AA, Juliana J, Rosnan H, Yunus A, Salawati Y, Wan CZWH, Azlan A, Nizam J, Mohd RAM, Rusli N, Ayub N and Mazlan A

 

Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 50, 2005

  • The role of transcutaneous electro nerve stimulation (TENS) in reducing erector spinae muscle fatigue among commercial vehicle drivers.
    Shamsul BMT, Norhafizah R, Wan CZWH, Siti SH, Salawati Y, Azlan A, Nasaruddin AA, Juliana J, Rosnan H, Yusof A, Nizam J, Mohd RAM, Yunus A, Rusli N, Ayub N and Mazlan A

 

Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 51, 2005

  • Indoor Air quality inside buses and its implications to respiratory health among bus drivers in Klang Valley.
    Juliana J, Zainuddin Z, Salawati Y, Nasaruddin AA, Shamsul BMT, Norela S, Azman ZA, Rozali MO, Azlan A, Nizam J, Yunus A, Mohd RAM, Rusli N, Ayub N and Mazlan A

 

Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Vol 5 (Suppl 3) pp 60, 2005

  • Atrovirinone inhibits pro-inflammatory mediator release from murine macrophages and human whole blood.
    A Syahida, Daud A Israf, D Permana, NH Lajis, S Khozirah, AW Afiza, TA Khaizurin, MN Somchit, MR Sulaiman, AA Nasaruddin

 

Immunology and Cell Biology (2006) 84, 250-258

  1. Cardamonin, inhibits pro-inflammatory mediators in activated RAW 264.7 cells and whole blood.Ahmad S, Israf DA, Lajis NH, Shaari K, Mohamed H, Wahab AA, Ariffin KT, Hoo WY, Aziz NA, Kadir AA, Sulaiman MR, Somchit MN
    Eur J. Pharmacol 2006 May 24; 538(1-3): 188-94
  2. Diuretic properties of Orthosiphon stamineus Benth.
    Y. Adam, M.N. Somchit, M.R. Sulaiman, A.A. Nasaruddin, A. Zuraini, A.A. Bustamam, Z.A. Zakaria
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology. (2009) 124, 154-158
  3. Diuretic activity of roots from Carica papaya L. and Ananas comosus L. Y. Adam, A.A. Nasaruddin, A. Zuraini, A.K. Arifah, M.S. Fauzee, Z.A. Zakaria, M.N. Somchit.
    Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 23(1), Nov – Dec 2013 n ̊32, 163-167
  4. Histological effects of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol on induced Sprague-Dawley rats. Mahani Mahadi, Azra Farzana Fazil, Najwa Abdull Halim, Nasaruddin Abdul Aziz, Che Norma Mat Tai, Mohammed Aris Mokhlas.
    Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Investigations (2015), Vol 1 (1), 1-3

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

1. Malaysian Anatomical Association – Vice-President

– Life member

2. Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia – Life member

3. Electron Microscopy Society – Life member

4. Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY) – Life member

5. Malaysian Society of Neurosciences – Life member

Preclinical Programme
(2 Years) AMU Johor Bahru Campus

YEAR 1


SEMESTER 1 & 2
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine I & II
  • Physiology
  • Communication Skill
  • MPU Compulsory subjects

YEAR 2


SEMESTER 3 & 4
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Community Medicine Ill & IV
  • Medical Statistics
  • Malaysian Studies Examination
  • Professional University Examination I
    Subject to change at discretion of management
Clinical Programme (3 Years)
AMU Muar Campus & Hospital Pakar
Sultanah Fatimah, Muar

YEAR 3


SEMESTER5 & 6
  • Public Health
  • Introductory Clinical Clerkship
  • Research Methodology
  • Paediatrics I
  • Project
  • Medicine I
  • Surgery I
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology I
  • Vertical Lecture Series
  • Clinical Seminars

YEAR 4


SEMESTER 7 & 8
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Orthopaedic I
  • Accident Emergency
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Psychiatric I
  • Family Medicine
  • Forensic & Toxicology
  • Jurisprudence

YEAR 5


SEMESTER 9 & 10
  • Medicine II
  • Surgery II
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology II
  • Orthopaedic II
  • Paediatrics II
  • Psychiatric II Examination
  • Professional University Examination II

The curriculum has been approved by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and endorsed by Ministry of Higher Education.

  • Anatomy & Histology Labs fully equipped with state-of-the-art microscopes connected to plasma TV
  • 3D cyber anatomy classes using virtual cadaver system for virtual dissection and better understanding
  • Virtual Microscopy with over 1,500 digitised slides for a better and in-depth learning
  • AMU library collection encompasses rich and varied disciplines of printed volumes (over 4,000 medical books), digital resources, journals, media and archival materials

Preclinical : Clinical:

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Case Presentation
  • Practical
  • Case Studies
  • Tutorials  & Lectures
  • Seminars – Problem Based Learning
  • Demonstration
  • Hospitals, Clinic and Health Centres -Clinical Postings
  • Skill Labs and Simulation Teaching
  • Mentoring Programmes
  • Computer Assisted Learning
  • Student Centred Teaching and Learning
  • Mentoring Programmes
  • Student Centred Teaching and Learning
  • Projects

From our humble inception in 2004, Asia Metropolitan University has grown into a full-fledged university offering a wide range of programmes which bears testimony to our impressive track record in the private, higher education landscape in Malaysia.

In line with the recent developments in the industry and within our institution, AMU is focused to produce trained, qualified, competent graduates for domestic and international markets in health sciences and various other disciplines.

In the years to come, AMU aims to achieve the “top-of-the-mind choice” globally. Above all, we envision our students to not only come from a diverse range of countries but our graduates will also be significant contributors to the international human capital needs.

Currently, AMU provides an educational pathway from foundation studies and diploma programmes for post-secondary school certificate holders as well as bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree programmes. We have revolutionised our approach to ensuring a high quality delivery of our academic programmes. Many factors have precipitated our transformation as a private tertiary education institution. A critical dimension of the repositioning is our incessant drive for academic delivery quality. Besides striving for continuous improvement, we have repositioned ourselves in the changing landscape of the higher education industry to better address the intensified competition and meet market demand.

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) levels:

Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

Matriculation or Foundation in Science or Pre-Medical course:

CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, and Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and other subject in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), ‘O’Level or its equivalent.

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC):

B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.

Monash University Foundation, Pre-University Program (MUFY); University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation; Western Australia Curriculum Council; HSC Sydney Australia; Trinity College Foundation Studies; Australia Universities Foundation Programmes; South Australian Matriculation (Ausmat) or Victorian Certificate of Education Australia Year 12:

Aggregate or average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics;

or

80% ATAR provided the subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 or New Zealand Bursary.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 or New Zealand Bursary:

Average of 80% each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Canadian Pre-U (CPU) or Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP I Canadian Grade 12/13:

Average of 80% each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Indian Pre-University:

Average of 70% each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate (IB):

30 points with minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level and attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics).

Diploma in Health Sciences:

CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) and provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2 1/2 years in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 5B’s each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Ordinary (‘O’) levels

Degree in Medical Sciences:

CGPA 3.3 (out of 4) 5-year undergraduate medical programme CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) 4-year graduate medical programme.

Degree in the Arts or Humanities:

CGPA 3.5 (out of 4) 5-year undergraduate medical programme and 3C’s each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent or an accredited bridging course CGPA 4.0 (out of 4) 4-year graduate medical programme and 3Cs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent or an accredited bridging course.

  PROGRAMME CODE

(PA11393)-JB

 FACULTY

Faculty of Medicine

 DURATION OF STUDY

5 Years

 MODE OF STUDY

Full Time