Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the eye and vision. This important and dynamic speciality can be subdivided further into Glaucoma, Medical and Surgical Retina, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Oculoplasty subspecialities.
During the period of training, trainees are exposed to the theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to all the subspecialities. Additionally, they are required to undertake a research project in order to complete the Masters in Ophthalmology degree. The general aim of this Masters degree training is to produce competent Ophthalmologists who are able to practice safely and effectively.
(1) The programme comprises three stages as follows:
(2) A candidate shall keep a log book throughout his period of study to document tasks undertaken.
(3) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage II of the programme of study unless he has passed or been exempted from the Part I Examination.
(4) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage III of the programme of study unless he has passed the Part II Examination.
A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:
1) Entry qualifications
2) Other requirements