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Master of Clinical Oncology


University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Course format: Classroom

Training Program/Course Description:

"Derived from Greek words, onkos, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor and the suffix -ology, meaning "study of," oncology is the medical subspecialty dealing with the study and treatment of cancer. The Master of Clinical Oncology programme is a clinical and coursework syllabus where candidates will experience first hand the pressures, agony, despair and hope of cancer patients and their families.

Oncologists often coordinate the multidisciplinary care of cancer patients, from diagnostics through treatment to the cure or eventual outcome. There are also many other subspecialisations in oncology, either defined by the patients the candidate treats, i.e: Gynaecologic Oncologist (for women) or Paediatric Oncologist (for children), or by the treatments candidates use, i.e: Radiation, Surgical or Medical Oncologist. ..."

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Phone:+603-7967 7022/3273

School Address/Venue(s):

University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

About University of Malaya:

Universiti Malaya, or UM, Malaysia’s oldest university, is situated on a 750 acre (309 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

It was established in April 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine (founded in 1905) and Raffles College (founded in 1928).

The University of Malaya derives its name from the term ’Malaya’ as the country was then known. The Carr-Saunders Commission, which recommended the setting up of the university, noted in its Report in 1948: "The University of Malaya would provide for the first time a common centre where varieties of race, religion and economic interest could mingle in joint endeavour ... For a University of Malaya must inevitably realise that it is a university for Malaya."

The growth of the University was very rapid during the first decade of its establishment and this resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions in 1959, one located in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur. In 1960, the government of the two territories indicated their desire to change the status of the Divisions into that of a national university. Legislation was passed in 1961 and the University of Malaya was established on 1st January 1962.

On June 16th 1962, University of Malaya celebrated the installation of its first Chancellor, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who was also the country’s first prime minister. The first Vice-Chancellor was Professor Oppenheim, a world-renowned Mathematician.

Currently, His Royal Highness The Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan is the Chancellor of the University of Malaya.

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