Science & Technology Cluster




This programme is currently the only one in Malaysia and takes into consideration the growing need to enhance knowledge and skills in medical ethics and law. It is offered over three (3) semesters with a single intake in September each year. For semesters 1 and 2, there are four compulsory and one elective module. In semester 3, a student has to prepare a dissertation based on research interest in the relevant field. The programme is suitable for those with medical or law degrees and other health professionals, especially those working in the enforcement division in the health sector, legal units involving medical litigation and research units where ethical issues are prominent.


Entry Requirement


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from UiTM in a related and appropriate area of specialization with minimum CGPA of 2.75; OR
  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from other recognized universities approved by UiTM with minimum CGPA of 2.75.



  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 4
  • IELTS Band 6
  • TOEFL: Internet Based Test (IBT: 60 - 78) ; Computer Based Test (CBT: 171 - 211) ; Paper Based Test (498 - 546)
  • CEFR: B2
  • TOEIC: 570 - 684
  • BULATS: 60 - 74




Semester 1

  • Tortious and Criminal Issues Related to Medical Practice
  • Medical Ethics Philosophy and Practice Related Aspects
  • Ethical Issues in Critical Care, Medical Responsibility and the Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Environment Health and Other Public Health Laws
  • Health Policy and Law, Religion and Medicine & Digital MedicineK


Semester 2

  • Medical Litigation (Civil and Criminal Procedures)
  • Medical Litigation (Law and Evidence)
  • Specialties and Related Issues
    • A)           Ethics in Paediatrics
    • B)           Ethics in Surgery
    • C)           Ethics in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 
  • Ethics Issue in Organ Transplantations
  • Mental Health Law
  • Reproductive Medicine and the Law


Semester 3

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Research Ethics
  • Dissertation