Practical Insights: Navigating Medical Ethics and Law in Malaysian Healthcare Practice

A course by Universiti Teknologi Mara

Practical Insights: Navigating Medical Ethics and Law in Malaysian Healthcare Practice

A course by Universiti Teknologi Mara

Explore Malaysian healthcare ethics & law in this practical course, gaining vital insights for ethical medical practice.

Overview of The Course Explore Malaysian Healthcare Ethics & Law in This Practical Course, Gaining Vital Insights for Ethical Medical Practice

Delve into the intersection of medical ethics and law in Malaysian healthcare. Gain practical insights for navigating complex ethical dilemmas and legal regulations, ensuring sound and responsible medical practice. Perfect for healthcare professionals

We've structured this course with this particular audience in mind.

Tailored insights for healthcare professionals to navigate ethical challenges and legal intricacies in Malaysian medical practice.

Equips doctors with ethical and legal knowledge to make informed decisions, ensuring patient safety and quality care while upholding professional integrity.


Empowers nurses with an understanding of medical ethics and law, enhancing patient advocacy, communication, and adherence to legal standards.


Provides pharmacists with insights into ethical pharmaceutical practices and legal regulations, ensuring safe and responsible medication management.

Allied Health Practitioners

Helps allied health professionals navigate ethical dilemmas and legal frameworks pertinent to their specialties, promoting holistic patient care.


Offers administrators insights into healthcare regulations, promoting effective management and compliance within ethical and legal boundaries.

Legal Experts

Enhances legal experts' understanding of healthcare intricacies, facilitating effective legal counsel and representation in healthcare matters.

What you learn in this course?

Course Syllabus: Navigating Medical Ethics & Law in Malaysian Healthcare Practice

Lecture 1: The PHFSA and Your Practice

Learn about PHFSA 1998 - vital for private sector healthcare practitioners. Understand its key provisions & impact on Malaysian practice.

Lecture 2: The PHFSA and Your Practice

Navigate confidentiality challenges in healthcare via 'Confidentiality in Medical Practice' lecture. Learn legal, ethical aspects & data security for upholding trust amid electronic info sharing.

Lecture 3: Can Doctors Refuse to Treat? An Ethical Reflection

Join our lecture 'Doctors' Right to Refuse Treatment: Ethical Insights' - delve into complexities, legal/moral obligations, patient autonomy. Engage in real-case discussion for valuable perspectives. A must for healthcare professionals

Lecture 4: An overview of the Medical Act & Regulations

This session will cover the role of the Malaysian Medical Council, focusing on three key areas: registration requirements for medical practice, Annual Practising Certificate necessities, and the Council's authority in disciplinary proceedings.

Lecture 5: Medical Negligence in Malaysia

Mitigate medical malpractice risks: Learn about negligence elements, causes, and prevention in Malaysia's healthcare context. Essential for practitioners.

Lecture 6: Consent in Medical Practice

Mastering Informed Consent: Navigate legal, ethical aspects & effective communication. Enhance patient care through insights & practical tips. Don't miss this lecture.

Know your Instructors.

Guiding you through the intricate landscape of Malaysian healthcare ethics and law with comprehensive expertise and real-world insights from experts on the field.

Dr. Muhamad Zaid Muuti

Medical Doctor, Medical Lecturer

Dr. Muhamad Zaid is a distinguished medical lecturer from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) with a medical degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a master ’s degree from UiTM. He teaches medical ethics and law for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. His expertise extends to healthcare legislation through his experience with CKAPS, with specific interests in telemedicine and conscientious objection in medicine

Dr. Hazdalila Yais Haji Razali

Medical Doctor, Medical Lecturer

Dr. Hazdalila Yais, a Medical Ethics and Law lecturer at UiTM, is dedicated to clinical and organizational ethics. With a rich educational background, including an MB BCh BAO from National University of Ireland and a Masters in Medical Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence from UiTM, she brings a wealth of expertise. Her ongoing pursuit of a BLS degree further complements her knowledge. Dr. Hazdalila's deep comprehension of intricate ethical challenges is evident from her work in Medicolegal and teaching hospitals. Passionate about instilling ethical understanding, her engaging lectures transcend complexity, making ethics accessible to diverse audiences.

Dr. Astrid Sinarti Hassan

Medical Lecturer

She is a Medical Lecturer at UiTM's Medical Ethics and Law Department. She holds a medical degree from the National University of Ireland and UiTM and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Liverpool, focusing on patient access to information in Malaysia using applied ethics. Her key interests are information disclosure, patient autonomy in healthcare, and reproductive ethics.

Dr. Mark Tan Kiak Min

Medical Lecturer

Dr. Mark Tan Kiak Min is a lecturer at the Medical Ethics & Law Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He has received certification as a Healthcare Ethics Consultant from the Healthcare Ethics Consultant certification Commission in the United States and received accreditation as a mediator from the Malaysian Mediation Center of the Bar Council. Dr. Mark is currently Chair of the Clinical Ethics Commicee and Coordinator of the Clinical Ethics ConsultaRon Service (CECS) at Hospital al -Sultan Abdullah UiTM.

Dr. Amnah Azahar

Medical Lecturer

Dr Amnah Azahar holds a Medical Doctor Degree from Universiti Malaysia Sabah and went on to pursue a Master's degree in Medical Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence from UITM. With extensive experience in the healthcare field, she has served as a Medical Officer and played a pivotal role as a Medical Reviewer for the Medical Research and Ethics Committee at the Ministry of Health. This involvement has provided Dr. Amnah Azahar with a deep understanding of the ethical considerations and regulations surrounding medical research. Currently, Dr. [Your Name] works as a dedicated Medical Lecturer at UITM, where she imparts her knowledge and expertise to aspiring healthcare professionals.

Dr. Aimi Nadia Mohd Yusof

Medical Doctor, Medical Lecturer

Dr. Aimi Nadia, a medical lecturer at UiTM's Faculty of Medicine, leads the Department of Medical Ethics and Law. With an MD from Universiti Putra Malaysia, a Master's in Health and Medical Law from the University of Melbourne, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, her expertise is comprehensive. She imparts knowledge on medical ethics and law to students, emphasizing the concept of autonomy in healthcare. Dr. Aimi Nadia's leadership and specialization contribute to fostering ethical understanding in the medical field.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course designed for?
This course is tailored for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health practitioners, administrators, and legal experts, practicing in Malaysia's healthcare sector.
What topics are covered in the course?
The course covers a wide range of topics, including the Medical Act 1971, confidentiality in medical practice, informed consent, medical malpractice, doctors' right to refuse treatment, and more.
Are there any prerequisites to enroll in this course?
No prerequisites are required. The course is open to all healthcare professionals interested in deepening their understanding of healthcare ethics and law in the Malaysian context.
What teaching methods are used in the course?
The course is divided into two live lectures on 23 and 30 September 2023 from 2-5 PM Malaysia time. The course also employs a combination of lectures, case discussions, interactive sessions, and real-life examples to provide practical insights into navigating medical ethics and law.
Is this course accredited for continuing education credits?
The course accreditation is based on the Malaysia Medical Council, and each participant would receive 8 CPD points. Participants are encouraged to inquire with their respective professional associations.
How will this course benefit my healthcare practice?
This course equips you with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate complex ethical and legal challenges in Malaysian healthcare, ensuring sound and responsible medical practice.
Can I attend specific lectures or do I need to enroll in the entire course?
You have to enroll in the entire course for a comprehensive understanding, with the flexibility to attend specific lectures that align with your interests and needs.

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