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 and nine advanced diploma programmes namely :

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Radiography
  • Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
  • Advanced Diploma in Critical Care Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Oncology Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Perioperative Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Emergency Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Coronary Care Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Renal Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma in Diabetes Education
  • Advanced Diploma in Teaching Methodology

COHES UMMC has proven its remarkable success as a centre of excellence in health sciences in Malaysia and can be proud of the more than 6,000 graduates it has successfully produced over the years in Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Radiography, Diploma in Medical Lab Technology and Advanced Diploma in health sciences fields. Most of them have been successful in their careers  as well as in  their studies at higher levels.

COHES UMMC's aspiration is driven by its strong desire to be a centre of excellence in the field of health sciences.


To be the centre of excellence in the field of health sciences.

To provide excellent education to the students, both local and international, by offering courses and activities that aim at enhancing individuals' knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to their profession and continuing self development.

College of Health Sciences UMMC
Level 2, Wisma R&D UM,
Jalan Pantai Baharu,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603-2028 7015 / +603-2028 7000
FAX: 603-7949 7707
WEBSITE: www.ummc.edu.my


College of Health Sciences (COHES) aspires to be a leader of excellence in regional education in the field of health sciences. Academic programmes at COHES are developed to inspire and challenge students to achieve their full potential. All programmes aim to produce graduates with a solid grasp of knowledge in their discipline and the ability to think critically in order to solve problems. The programmes also aim to equip them with the necessary skills to easily adapt to various surroundings and prepare them for lifelong learning.

COHES ensures that all academic programmes are relevant, current and innovative to meet national and global needs. In order to stay relevant, the curriculum is continually reviewed with input from external examiners and stakeholders. Stakeholders who include industrial liaison panels, employers and students, play an active role in curriculum design and review. Programme approval, monitoring and review processes which involve consultations with informed community members also ensure that the teaching-learning methods of all programmes are appropriate and current.

COHES currently offers three diploma programmes and nine advanced diploma programmes.



  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Blood taking Competency Course
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Essential of Clinical Teaching


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


  • Email: ummc@ummc.edu.my


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


  • Website: www.ummc.edu.my