Medical Examination

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Local candidates are required to undergo and pass a medical examination conducted by the University Health Centre (recommended) or a Government dctor before they are allowed to register as a UUM student.

The report then has to be submitted to the University health Centre, UUM during the registration day.




The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia has issued a directive to all public and private institutions of higher education in Malaysia which stated that starting from 1 July 2008, all foreign students registered with any of the higher education institution in Malaysia must undergo medical check-up and subscribe to a health insurance plan. In UUM, starting from Second semester 2008/ 2009 session, students who fail to undergo medical examination and to purchase health insurance will not be allowed to register.

The following outlines the types of illness/ diseases specified by the Ministry and the implications to study at this University.

Type of Illness/Disease Example Implications
  • Contagious
  • Expected to recover within a long period of time
  • High treatment cost
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C


Not accepted to be registered as students
  • Contagious
  • Expected to recover within some period of time
  • Tuberculosis
Defer registration until rcover (not more than 2 semesters)
  • Contagious
  • Expected to recover within a short period of time
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis
Accepted to register and have to undergo treatment
  • Other illneses considered to be endemic by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • SARS
  • Avian flu
Not accepted to be registered as students

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