A Bachelor’s Degree Exclusively for AMOs
Healthcare workers are the lifeblood of society, infusing us with care when we’re ailing. Doctors, nurses, and assistant medical officers (AMOs) are in high demand worldwide.
The Ministry of Health has sounded the alarm: we need a prescription of around 45,000 AMOs by 2025. But currently, we’re running low, with fewer than 24,000 on duty. Less than 10% of them have a degree. The Ministry aims to pump up this number to a healthy 75% by 2030.
If you have a passion for caring, why not join the AMO squad? And if you’re already part of the team, why not upgrade your CV with the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (BMHS)?
“You can work and study simultaneously, as BMHS is the first online learning programme specifically designed for all AMOs in the government and private sectors,” said BMHS Programme Director, Nurhan Norris Ma Weng Chuen.
This means you can keep your full-time gig at a clinic or hospital and study in your free time.
What’s more, if you already have a Diploma for Medical Assistants, you can fast-track your way to success. “BMHS takes up 11 semesters. But if you already have the diploma, you will be given 23 hours of credit transfer, which you can use to graduate faster,” said Nurhan.
Currently available exclusively for AMOs, the BMHS programme celebrated its first batch of approximately 200 graduates at the 27th Convocation last month. These graduates are now equipped with knowledge of pre-hospital, medical and surgical care; occupational safety and health; trauma and emergency care; geriatric rehabilitation; and palliative care, among others.
According to Nurhan, AMOs are governed by the Malaysian Medical Assistants Board, a recognised professional body in Malaysia that stands tall alongside international non-physician professional bodies such as Physician Associates/Assistants in the US, UK, Germany, Poland, and India.
“Our tutors themselves are licensed AMOs registered with the Board. We also have registered clinical doctors and specialists, as well as experienced academics in government and private tertiary education institutions in Malaysia,” Nurhan added.
At OUM, we wholeheartedly support the incredible individuals who dedicate their careers to nurturing the well-being of others. We want to help healthcare professionals acquire the qualifications they need to administer a positive impact on the lives of the people they care for every day.
Intake for the January 2024 semester is now open. Visit www.oum.edu.my for more details. You can also call 03-7801 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take the first pulse towards a brighter future in the world of medical and health sciences!