International Medical University

Introduction


IMU – Delivering The Future of Better Healthcare


The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with over 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. The University is the first university in Malaysia that offers conventional and complementary medicine, all under one roof. Established in 1992, the University enjoys an international reputation and provides a high standard of education at pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development level. Its undergraduate programmes consist of both local tracks (IMU degree), as well as international partner tracks (partner university degree).


IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, allowing a student to start their education in Malaysia while completing and earning a degree at an international university. Over the last 24 years, IMU has grown from a medical college with 5 partner universities in 1992, to an internationally recognised higher education institution with more than 30 world class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Ireland, China and UK. Through this collaboration, IMU has provided the opportunity for more than 3,500 students to complete their degrees at these prestigious universities.


The main campus of IMU is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since 1999, IMU has established clinical campuses in Seremban and Kuala Pilah (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) as well as Batu Pahat and Kluang (Johor, Malaysia). Currently, the University has over 3,400 students across its various programmes, with about 2,980 students based at Bukit Jalil, while another 420 at the Clinical campuses. IMU has also played host to over 200 international students representing over 30 countries worldwide.

To date, IMU offers a pre-university programme: Foundation in Science, a range of undergraduate programmes in medical and health sciences: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nursing, Nursing Science, Dietetics with Nutrition, Nutrition, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine as well as postgraduate degrees: MSc and PhD in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research), MSc in Public Health, Master of Pharmacy Practice, MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and MSc in Molecular Medicine. IMU’s curriculum for its undergraduate programmes has been benchmarked to international standards and is accepted by international partner universities for credit transfer into relevant programmes.


IMU’s Learning Model is grounded on its core values, which fosters students’ development into knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals who are critical thinkers, reflective and yet proactive. The aim is to create healthcare graduates that are committed to lifelong learning and imbued with a sense of good citizenship, leadership and ethical behaviour.

In its continual quest for academic excellence, moving into research was a natural progression with medical and healthcare-related research, as well as medical education being areas of key focus. IMU’s research efforts are expected to be further enhanced now that the Institute for Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI) has been launched in September 2012.

The university had a major breakthrough in 2010 with the start of its Healthcare Centres which allowed IMU’s staff and students to receive and treat patients. The Healthcare Centres, which serve as a teaching site for IMU students, bring the disciplines of allopathic (Western) medicine and those of complementary and alternative medicine together under one roof.


Today IMU is an integrated medical and healthcare institution, offering education, healthcare and research in partnership with some of the world’s most respected individuals and universities in the field of medicine and healthcare.


Vision

IMU shall be an innovative global centre of excellence in learning and research, supporting a community of scholars and professionals committed to serving society, promoting the development of students to reach their true potential in becoming competent, ethical, caring and inquiring citizens and visionary leaders.

IMU is committed to academic freedom and the principles of equal opportunity in the pursuit and application of knowledge, the highest standards of intellectual, educational and research productivity; and the establishment of a learning organisation that respects the individual.


Educational Mission

As an educational institution, our mission is:

  • To further strengthen the IMU as a centre of excellence for undergraduate programmes in medicine, pharmacy and other health sciences programmes
  • To establish the IMU as a centre for higher education providing training through multidisciplinary programmes
  • To establish the IMU as a centre for postgraduate training and Continuing Professional Education
  • To train knowledgeable and skilful professionals with high ethical standards who will be dedicated to serve and improve the quality of life of the community
  • To train competent professionals with the use of innovative technologies of knowledge especially ICT in the teaching-learning process


Quality Policy

We aim to be an innovative centre of excellence in learning and research, producing competent, caring and ethical professionals who are lifelong learners. We are committed to achieving the highest standards of intellectual, educational and research productivity.


8 Learning Outcome Domains

IMU adopts outcome-based curricula for all its programmes. This means that all graduates of IMU fulfil all the desired outcomes expected of him or her in the programme. These outcomes are designed to ensure that the graduate is ready for the workplace. There are eight generic outcome domains which are as follows:

  • Application of basic sciences in the practice of the profession
  • Psychomotor skills
  • Family and community issues in healthcare
  • Disease prevention and health promotion
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and research
  • Self-directed life-long learning with skills in information and resource management
  • Professionalism, ethics and personal development

Individual programmes will apply the above domains to develop their specific educational outcomes. These outcomes will drive all aspects of the curriculum in terms of content and organisation, delivery and educational settings, assessment and quality activities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

BSc (Hons) Chinese Medicine

Campus Full time 4 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The four-year IMU BSc (Hons) in Chinese Medicine programme emphasises the integration of Chinese medicine and western medical sciences. It provides graduates with a professional entry level for the practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. IMU also provides the credit transfer option to our partner universities in Australia and China. And there are 2 intakes every year – February & September. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

The four-year IMU BSc (Hons) in Chinese Medicine programme emphasises the integration of Chinese medicine and western medical sciences. It provides graduates with a professional entry level for the practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. IMU also provides the credit transfer option to our partner universities in Australia and China. And there are 2 intakes every year – February & September.

Chinese Medicine is a holistic medicine which consists of health preservation and healing practices which originated from China but still in practice today. IMU is one of the few universities in Malaysia to offer Chinese Medicine in an English-speaking environment. The programme is delivered in English, is supported with Mandarin when required, and is accepted by Australia and China for credit transfer. Both our partner universities in Australia and China are part of the large WHO Chinese Medicine research centre network.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Chiropractic

Campus Full time 4 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

We are the first and only University to offer the complete Chiropractic educational programme in Malaysia as well as in all of Southeast Asia. The programme consists of 4 years of academic and clinical training. Students also have the option to receive academic credits for the subjects they have successfully completed in IMU and use these towards the completion of their degree at RMIT University in Australia, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) or the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

We are the first and only University to offer the complete Chiropractic educational programme in Malaysia as well as in all of Southeast Asia. The programme consists of 4 years of academic and clinical training. Students also have the option to receive academic credits for the subjects they have successfully completed in IMU and use these towards the completion of their degree at RMIT University in Australia, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) or the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Dietetics with Nutrition

Campus Full time 4 years July 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Our four-year IMU Dietetics with Nutrition programme has been specifically designed for students with a strong interest in food, people, science and medicine. You will study life and nutritional sciences, exploring the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and treatment. At the same time, we also offer the credit transfer option to our partner universities in Australia and New Zealand. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

Our four-year IMU Dietetics with Nutrition programme has been specifically designed for students with a strong interest in food, people, science and medicine. You will study life and nutritional sciences, exploring the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and treatment. At the same time, we also offer the credit transfer option to our partner universities in Australia and New Zealand.

The graduates of this programme will be able to work as dietitians in the government and private sectors, providing healthcare services, food service management, and counselling in disease management and prevention.... [-]


BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science

Campus Full time 3 years July 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The three-year IMU Biomedical Science programme emphasises on clinical laboratory skills and human organ systems; an exciting and dynamic area that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases. Students also have the option to complete the entire three-year programme in IMU or study part of the programme in IMU and transfer to one of the University’s partners in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. There are 2 intakes every year – July and September. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

The three-year IMU Biomedical Science programme emphasises on clinical laboratory skills and human organ systems; an exciting and dynamic area that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases. Students also have the option to complete the entire three-year programme in IMU or study part of the programme in IMU and transfer to one of the University’s partners in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. There are 2 intakes every year – July and September.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

Campus Full time 3 years July 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Medical biotechnology is an established multidisciplinary medical science which utilizes animal and plant cells as well as micro-organisms, in order to develop diagnostic products, pharmaceuticals or drugs, and other medical applications to enable us to live longer and more productive lives. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

IMU’s 3-year Medical Biotechnology degree programme is aligned with the Malaysian biotechnology priorities and it has been developed to meet high international standards and is accepted by the University of Newcastle, Australia for credit transfer into their programme.

Medical Biotechnology is a subset of biotechnology that teaches us how to use all living organisms, particularly cells and cell materials to produce pharmaceutical and diagnostic products to help us live longer and more productive lives. This major provides students with a sound understanding of the core sciences underpinning biotechnology for medical advancement. The robust curriculum of Medical Biotechnology in IMU teaches and prepares the students to apply current biotechnology techniques in real-world settings, in particular, during industrial training in biotechnology companies, government agencies and international institutions.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry is completed in 3 years (6 semesters) and is undertaken entirely at IMU, Malaysia. It is the first programme in Malaysia that provides a complete and specialised training in pharmaceutical chemistry. The curriculum begins with foundation sciences in the early phase and extends to the applied knowledge and skills associated with drug development activities in the later phase. Internship and research are essential components of the training in this programme. This programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry is completed in 3 years (6 semesters) and is undertaken entirely at IMU, Malaysia. It is the first programme in Malaysia that provides a complete and specialised training in pharmaceutical chemistry. The curriculum begins with foundation sciences in the early phase and extends to the applied knowledge and skills associated with drug development activities in the later phase. Internship and research are essential components of the training in this programme. This programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor in Nursing (Hons)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU Bachelor of Nursing is a 4-year full-time programme which prepares a student to become a registered nurse, qualified to practice in a variety of settings in either the public or private healthcare sectors. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, the graduate can choose to work as a registered nurse or pursue an advanced diploma or post basic specialisation in maternity, orthopaedic, critical care nursing, renal nursing, perioperative nursing, community nursing, gerontology nursing and more. Graduates can also choose to further their studies at the masters and doctoral (PhD) level. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

The IMU Bachelor of Nursing is a 4-year full-time programme which prepares a student to become a registered nurse, qualified to practice in a variety of settings in either the public or private healthcare sectors. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, the graduate can choose to work as a registered nurse or pursue an advanced diploma or post basic specialisation in maternity, orthopaedic, critical care nursing, renal nursing, perioperative nursing, community nursing, gerontology nursing and more. Graduates can also choose to further their studies at the masters and doctoral (PhD) level.... [-]


Bachelor in Pharmacy (Hons)

Campus Full time 4 years July 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

This degree equips you for work in any pharmacy setting, from the hospital service and community practice to the pharmaceutical industry. As experts in medicine, pharmacists are taking on increasingly important roles and a crucial member of the integrated healthcare team. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

We have been educating and training pharmacy students since 2004. Our Pharmacy programme is a fully-accredited four-year pharmacy degree, with an option to transfer to our partner universities, namely to University of Otago, New Zealand or University of Tasmania, Australia.

This degree equips you for work in any pharmacy setting, from the hospital service and community practice to the pharmaceutical industry. As experts in medicine, pharmacists are taking on increasingly important roles and a crucial member of the integrated healthcare team.... [-]


Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Campus Full time 5 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU Dentistry programme provides a choice of 2 tracks for students. The first track is implemented jointly by the IMU, Malaysia, in collaboration with English-speaking overseas partner universities, with students spending the first phase in Malaysia and the later years at one of our partner universities. On successful completion, the students will receive the degree from the respective partner university. The second track is for students to spend the entire 5 years of the undergraduate programme in IMU and receive the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from IMU. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

The IMU Dentistry programme provides a choice of 2 tracks for students. The first track is implemented jointly by the IMU, Malaysia, in collaboration with English-speaking overseas partner universities, with students spending the first phase in Malaysia and the later years at one of our partner universities. On successful completion, the students will receive the degree from the respective partner university. The second track is for students to spend the entire 5 years of the undergraduate programme in IMU and receive the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from IMU.... [-]


Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Campus Full time 5 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category. At IMU, you have the option to study the first two and a half years of the degree in IMU and transfer to one of its partner universities in Australia, UK, Ireland or Canada for completion of the medical programme. These international partnerships mean that the IMU curriculum has been developed to meet these universities’ high international standards. Students studying medicine in IMU also have the option to complete the entire degree in IMU. Studying medicine in IMU will also provide you with a pathway to train and work in the United States with the incorporation of the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 5. With this, our graduates have early preparation and are competent to sit for USMLE Step 1 examination that carves a path towards United States residency opportunities. [+]

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

At IMU, you have the option to study the first two and a half years of the degree in IMU and transfer to one of its partner universities in Australia, UK, Ireland or Canada for completion of the medical programme. These international partnerships mean that the IMU curriculum has been developed to meet these universities’ high international standards. Students studying medicine in IMU also have the option to complete the entire degree in IMU.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Campus Full time 18 months March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU Master of Science degree in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is suitable for graduates with a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related disciplines and is targeted at recent graduates or those in current employment within the pharmaceutical or chemical related industries. [+]

The IMU Master of Science degree in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is suitable for graduates with a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related disciplines and is targeted at recent graduates or those in current employment within the pharmaceutical or chemical related industries.

The course provides graduates with the opportunity to sharpen, extend, and increase their existing knowledge and understanding in the areas of drug discovery, drug design, drug development, pharmaceutical microbiology, product commercialisation, the biotechnology market, current trends in pharmaceutical technology, advanced analytical chemistry, separation techniques, research methodology, writing skills, green chemistry, quality management, natural products and the regulatory environment.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Medicine

Campus Full time 18 months March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU MSc in Molecular Medicine is designed for science and medical graduates seeking advanced training in molecular and disease-oriented research. This programme aims to deliver an exceptional curriculum to equip students with skills that meet the highest demands and expectations of scientific rigor. The curriculum is innovative and draws on the expertise of our world-renowned faculty who are also passionate researchers. Core modules present the latest scientific developments in molecular medicine that are delivered through innovative andragogy. Students will appreciate the role of simple and complex molecules in human diseases and the ways in which systems biology, computational biology and chemical genetics have transformed research strategies and methodology in stem cell technology and therapeutics, drug design and development as well as medical and clinical research. [+]

Molecular medicine has been recognized as a major focused area of contemporary medical research and had facilitated a recent breakthrough in disease diagnosis, management, and treatments. For instance, it is now possible to elucidate multiple metabolites and toxin derived from drug based on interomics approach, design highly specific and individualized treatments through genomics screening, bioinformatics, and chemoinformatics assessment and enhance bioavailability of new drugs by making use of nano-delivery.

The IMU MSc in Molecular Medicine is designed for science and medical graduates seeking advanced training in molecular and disease-oriented research. This programme aims to deliver an exceptional curriculum to equip students with skills that meet the highest demands and expectations of scientific rigor. The curriculum is innovative and draws on the expertise of our world-renowned faculty who are also passionate researchers. Core modules present the latest scientific developments in molecular medicine that are delivered through innovative andragogy. Students will appreciate the role of simple and complex molecules in human diseases and the ways in which systems biology, computational biology and chemical genetics have transformed research strategies and methodology in stem cell technology and therapeutics, drug design and development as well as medical and clinical research.... [-]


MSc in Public Health

Campus Full time 18 months March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The course will provide students from a wide range of health and related professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills in public health sciences and related disciplines which will make them more effective contributors in their field of healthcare. The program is suited for those who want to advance in their careers in a related field. Thus it will be of interest to medical doctors, nurses, health officers, environmental health officers, pharmacists, nutritionists and any science graduates, and optimal management of healthcare services. [+]

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public Health is not only concerned with the maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviors and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services.

The course will provide students from a wide range of health and related professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills in public health sciences and related disciplines which will make them more effective contributors in their field of healthcare.

The program is suited for those who want to advance in their careers in a related field. Thus it will be of interest to medical doctors, nurses, health officers, environmental health officers, pharmacists, nutritionists and any science graduates.... [-]


Master

Master of Pharmacy Practice

Campus Full time 18 months March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU Master of Pharmacy Practice (MPP) Postgraduate degree program provides an opportunity for the pharmacy graduates to address their training needs as a modern primary care pharmacist. The MPP program offered by IMU is unique and the first of its kind offered by a Malaysian private institution to local as well as international students. [+]

The IMU Master of Pharmacy Practice (MPP) Postgraduate degree program provides an opportunity for the pharmacy graduates to address their training needs as a modern primary care pharmacist. The MPP program offered by IMU is unique and the first of its kind offered by a Malaysian private institution to local as well as international students.

There will be three specializations in Pharmacy Practice namely:

Clinical Pharmacy Social & Administrative Pharmacy Pharmacy Management

This master degree program will better equip the graduates with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance their career opportunities as a clinical or consultant pharmacist in the field of Clinical Pharmacy or Social & Administrative Pharmacy or Pharmacy management. This course is just perfect for those pharmacists looking to create an impact on their professional practice and take the next step in their careers.... [-]


Contact
Location address
IMU MAIN CAMPUS,
BUKIT JALIL
No.126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,
Bukit Jalil,

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, 57000 MY
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Location address
IMU CLINICAL SCHOOL,
SEREMBAN
Jalan Rasah,

Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, 70300 MY
Location address
IMU CLINICAL SCHOOL,
BATU PAHAT
No.12, Jalan Indah,
Taman Sri Kenangan,

Batu Pahat, Johor, 83000 MY
Location address
IMU CLINICAL SCHOOL,
KLUANG
No. 19 & 20,
Jalan Seri Impian 1/1,
Taman Seri Impian

Kluang, Johor, 86000 MY