Undergraduate

College of Health Sciences (COHES)

College of Health Sciences (COHES) UMMC which was established in 1967 is a centre under the University Malaya Medical Centre offering training and education programmes at Diploma, and Advanced Diploma levels, Competency workshop and short courses in health sciences fields. In 1967, University Malaya Medical Centre (formerly known as University Hospital), with the assistance of World Health Organization (WHO), established Advanced Nursing Education Programme (ANEP). The main objective of setting up the programme is to prepare nurse tutors for the planned University Hospital College of Nursing. The other objectives are to train midwifery instructors and nurse administrators. In 1968, the University Hospital College of Nursing was formed. At the same time, Advanced Nursing Education Programme continued its training programmes for the nurse tutors and nurse administrators.

With the rapid development of UMMC, more trained health sciences staff are required and the College of Radiography was started in 1990 to train radiographers for UMMC. Small intake of students - not more than 30 - every session, and the availability of good teaching and learning resources enable us to produce radiographers who are knowledgeable, competent and professional in carrying out their duties.

In 1996, College of Medical Laboratory Technologist was set up to train medical laboratory technologists to fulfil the staffing needs of the hospital's expanding laboratory. Meanwhile the Advanced Nursing Education Programme started to offer a 6- month certificate course in nursing specialty and the students were nurses from UMMC and private organisations. The course duration was later extended to 1 year, the certificate upgraded to advanced diploma in ..., and by then there were 10 nursing specialty courses being offered.

In April 2012, all the colleges moved to Wisma R&D and they continued their operations from there. In April 2013, all the 4 colleges were merged and named College of Health Sciences (COHES). The main objective of the merger is to strengthen the administration and academic supervision of all the programmes. College of Health Sciences is headed by a Principal and 4 Programme Heads, each for Advanced Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Radiography and Diploma in Medical Lab Technologist.

COHES currently offers three diploma programmes, six advanced diploma programmes for clinical specialty, one advanced diploma programme for health sciences and one certificate programme.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

DIPLOMA:

Diploma in Nursing
Diploma in Radiography
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

ADVANCED DIPLOMA FOR CLINICAL SPECIALTY

Critical Care Nursing
Perioperative Nursing
Emergency Nursing
Coronary Care Nursing
Renal Nursing
Midwifery

ADVANCED DIPLOMA FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

Teaching Methodology for Health Sciences

CERTIFICATE

Renal Nursing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Diploma for Clinical Specialty Programmes and Certificate in Nursing

  1. Possess Certificate / Diploma or Bachelor in Nursing from a recognised institution.
  2. Registered with the Nursing Board of Malaysia.
  3. Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate.
  4. Minimum of two (2) years clinical working experience.
  5. Possess three (3) months experience in the related specialty.

Advanced Diploma in Teaching Methodology for Health Sciences

  1. Possess Certificate / Diploma or Bachelor in Nursing or Health Sciences from a recognised institution.
  2. Minimum of three (3) years clinical working experience.

HEALTH STATUS

  1. Candidates must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner who is recognised by the recruiting institution.
  2. Candidates with the following medical conditions, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, any mental health disorders, epilepsy and other chronic diseases will not be admitted into the programme.
  3. Candidates must not have any physical or impaired senses that hinder their nursing dexterity.
  4. Candidates must not pregnant throughout the academic year.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The duration of Advanced Diploma Programme is three semesters, 1 year full-time.
The duration of Certificate in Nursing is 6 months, full-time.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students must complete a total of 50 credits hours as required to qualify for the award of Advanced Diploma. Each student must pass all courses prescribed as Core Courses, Specialisation Courses and University Courses.

MEDIUM INSTRUCTION

The programme is conducted bilingually in English and Malay languages.

CLASS LOCATION

College of Health Sciences, University Malaya Medical Centre,
Level 1, Wisma R&D, Jalan Pantai Baharu
59200 Kuala Lumpur

INTAKE SCHEDULE

The course will be conducted once a year. The intake of Specialty Programme, Advanced Diploma in Teaching Methodology Programme and Certificate in Nursing Programme will be either in January or July. For Midwifery Programme, the intake will be in September.

The advertisement of the programme is subject to changes.

The date for application will be advertised in the University Malaya Medical Centre website (www.ummc.edu.my) four (4) months before the course is offered.

PROGRAMME FEES

Advanced Diploma in Specialty Courses & Teaching Methodology
RM9,000.00 Government / Semi-Government Agency
RM9,000.00 Private Organisation
Advanced Diploma in Midwifery
RM10,000.00 Government / Semi-Government Agency
RM12,000.00 Private Organisation
Certificate in Nursing
RM5,000.00 Government and Private Organisation

CONTACTS

Puziah Binti Md Zain
Principal
College of Health Sciences University Malaya Medical Centre
Level 2, Wisma R&D UM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2028 7015 / +603-2028 7070
Fax: +603-7949 7707

Farwah Binti Osman
Head
Advanced Nursing Education Programme
College of Health Sciences University Malaya Medical Centre
Level 2, Wisma R&D UM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2028 7004 / +603-2028 7095
Fax: +603-7949 7707

COHES currently offers three diploma programmes, six advanced diploma programmes for clinical specialty, one advanced diploma programme for health sciences and one certificate programme :


PROGRAMMES OFFERED

CERTIFICATE

ADDRESS

  • Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya,
    Lembah Pantai, 59100,
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

EMAIL

  • Email : ummc@ummc.edu.my

TEL

  • Phone No : 03-79494422
    Fax : 03-79492030

WEBSITE

  • WEBSITE : www.ummc.edu.my