Programme Overview

Diploma in Operating Room Assistant is a homegrown program that aims to produce a qualified Operating Room Assistant. Diploma Operating Room Assistant previously known as Diploma in Operating Department Practice has produced more than 100 candidates, who are working along with nurses, surgeons, and anaesthesiologists. The program has been rebranded and renamed to fulfill the market demand. The content was reviewed to meet MQF version 2, in preparing the graduate to become Operating Room Assistant. Diploma in Operating Room Assistant is an integral practice of the healthcare team who render specialist care before an operation to the patients in support of the surgeon and anaesthetist profession. They are involved in assessing, delivering and evaluating patients’ anaesthesia, surgery, and recovery. This course is in line with the aspiration of the Ministry of Health Malaysia toward health for all with the combined effort of KPJ Healthcare Berhad. The duration of the program is 3 years.

Career Opportunity

Operation theatre training opens up a wide range of job options in the healthcare industry. Operating Department Practitioners are essential to the efficient operation of medical procedures because they support surgeons and anaesthetists during surgeries. As an alternative, chances exist in the healthcare sector for people to succeed as surgical sales representatives, with a focus on marketing and distributing surgical instruments and equipment inside operating rooms and associated surgical specialties. Another rewarding path is in academics and teaching, where skilled individuals can act as Preceptors, assisting students with their clinical assignments and providing direction and assistance.

Scholarship

KPJ provides a variety of scholarship opportunities, including Scholarships based on merit and Dermasiswa based on financial need, underscoring our commitment to nurturing the future generation of healthcare leaders and professionals. Many students may find themselves free from tuition and fees for the duration of their academic careers thanks to the joint support of PTPTN and our scholarship. Hostel rooms are available for the full three-year study term, but the costs involved are not included in the total cost of tuition and fees.

 

INTAKE IS OPEN NOW

Programme Coordinator

Name : Devika A/P K. Kalipan
Email : icp.devika@kpju.edu.my

Programme Details
  • Code – (N/722/4/0048)  (12/2025) (PA 13828)

  • Duration – Full Time 3 Years

  • Fees – Local : RM48,000

  • Mode – Full Time

  • Campus – KPJ University Nilai

  • Intake – June

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Malaysian students:

  • Get 3 credit in Bahasa Melayu, Science  and 1 other subject AND
  • Pass Bahasa Inggeris and Mathematic

PROGRAMME DETAILS

This module aims to provide a broad introduction to the concept of operating department practice: the roles and the competencies of Operating Department Practitioner, management of health care facilities and their personal and professional development

This module aims to provide a broad introduction to the concept of operating department practice: the roles and the competencies of Operating Department Practitioner, management of health care facilities and their personal and professional development

This module aims to provide a broad introduction to the concept of operating department practice: the roles and the competencies of Operating Department Practitioner, management of health care facilities and their personal and professional development

This module aims to provide a broad introduction to the concept of operating department practice: the roles and the competencies of Operating Department Practitioner, management of health care facilities and their personal and professional development

This module aims to provide a broad introduction to the concept of operating department practice: the roles and the competencies of Operating Department Practitioner, management of health care facilities and their personal and professional development

This module will enable students to understand the preoperative routine care for patient; take appropriate preventive measure to avoid the complication during intra-operative care and post-operative care and perform the right procedure of vital sign, urinary catheterization and skin preparation base on the requirement in operation department

This module will enable students to understand the preoperative routine care for patient; take appropriate preventive measure to avoid the complication during intra-operative care and post-operative care and perform the right procedure of vital sign, urinary catheterization and skin preparation base on the requirement in operation department

This module will enable students to understand the preoperative routine care for patient; take appropriate preventive measure to avoid the complication during intra-operative care and post-operative care and perform the right procedure of vital sign, urinary catheterization and skin preparation base on the requirement in operation department

This module will enable students to understand the preoperative routine care for patient; take appropriate preventive measure to avoid the complication during intra-operative care and post-operative care and perform the right procedure of vital sign, urinary catheterization and skin preparation base on the requirement in operation department

This module will enable students to have the knowledge the common medication used in operation department; identify the indication and contraindication for General Anaesthesia, Nerve Conduction Blockade and Non-traditional anaesthesia for patient undergoing operation to prevent complication and ensure accurate drug calculation in preparing the medication to patient.

This module will enable students to have the knowledge the common medication used in operation department; identify the indication and contraindication for General Anaesthesia, Nerve Conduction Blockade and Non-traditional anaesthesia for patient undergoing operation to prevent complication and ensure accurate drug calculation in preparing the medication to patient.

This module will enable students to have the knowledge the common medication used in operation department; identify the indication and contraindication for General Anaesthesia, Nerve Conduction Blockade and Non-traditional anaesthesia for patient undergoing operation to prevent complication and ensure accurate drug calculation in preparing the medication to patient.

This module will enable students to have the knowledge the common medication used in operation department; identify the indication and contraindication for General Anaesthesia, Nerve Conduction Blockade and Non-traditional anaesthesia for patient undergoing operation to prevent complication and ensure accurate drug calculation in preparing the medication to patient.