Vision & Mission

Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) Kulliyyah of Medicine aims to become a leading department of educational excellence and research. It seeks to nurture and prepare ‘Phase I’ preclinical students in the progressive and dynamic direction to become a professionally excellent and good Muslim physicians for the Ummah. 

    • To impart basic knowledge and skills on various aspects of basic medical sciences
    • To lay a strong foundation and critical thinking skills to ‘Phase I’ students to become life-long learner and to prepare them for higher study and research
    • To make our students aware about the rapid development and advancements in the field of basic medical sciences. 
    • To foster our students with theoretical and applied knowledge to understand the interrelationship between basic medical sciences and clinical medicine through didactic lectures, practicals, seminars, problem-based learning, case discussion, team based learning and self learning
    • To train postgraduate students of various discipline in health sciences with adequate knowledge and research skill to fit them for the growing need of human resources of academia and industries both at national and international levels
    • To conduct quality cost-effective multi-disciplinary research and to have potential collaboration/net work
    • To be actively involved in sustainable community projects and community-based education and research. 



Stay tuned for the upcoming events.

Recent Activities


The BMS Postgraduate Meet & Greet was held on 19th October 2023 for the newly enrolled postgraduate students for Semester 1 session 2023/2024.

The session started by Welcoming speech by BMS Postgraduate Coordinator, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hairul Aini Hamzah.

Then the students were introduced to the Deputy Dean Postgraduate Office Representative and BMS PG team members. After that, the ice breaking session with the Head of Department, Asst. Prof. Dr. Yusoff Sharizal Yusoff Azmi Merican followed by a sharing session by our BMS Postgraduate alumni, Asst. Prof. Dr Aszrin Abdullah and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nour El Huda Abd Rahim.

The session ended at around 11am with a light refreshment.


The first ever CCD was held on 14th October 2023 in Villa Kuchinta, Kg. Cherok Paloh. Members of the department and their families spent a day full of laughter, bonding and much needed healing.

The event started at 8:30am with the arrival of the guests, followed by a nice nasi lemak breakfast. The guests then participated in various activities such as a mini Treasure Hunt, telematches, Gift exchange and tazkirah. 

The kids had so much fun playing & swiming in the pool.

The event ended at around 1:00pm with a ‘kampung style nasi campur’ lunch. It is hoped that CCD will become a yearly Department event.


MBBS Year 2 students (Aethra) session with the head of BMS department, Asst. Prof. Dr. Yusoff Sharizal was held on Wednesday 11 October 2023. The objective was to have a  face-to-face discussion on various matters related to academics, student welfare and overall learning experience improvements.

The session started at 8.45am with the opening remark by Dr. Yusoff in the Lecture Hall 2 followed by solat hajat & Yaasin recitation in KOM musolla led by Dr. Asyraf. The session was also attended by our lecturers and support staff.

The session ended at around 10am with light refreshments.

Hopefully we can have a session like this again in future.


Postgraduate Roadshow in Basic Medical Sciences was held on Thursday 14 September 2023. The objective was to attract students from Year 5 (Misykat). For some it was a meeting of old teachers & students, hopefully we met some future postgraduates too.

All the best for your Final Professional Examinations Misykat!
Well done to BMS PG Roadshow Team, loved the enthusiasm!

Previous Activities

Academic Management

Undergraduate Programme

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) is primarily involved in the teaching of the Phase I MBBS programme, which spans over the first two years. The main objective of this phase is for the students to understand the mechanisms of bodily functions in health and disease from the biological, behavioral, epidemiological and social aspects. Students are taught to integrate knowledge from the different disciplines into a meaningful whole and to acquire skills in reasoning and deduction in order to solve medical and related problems.

Subjects covered in the two years are: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Psychiatry, Biostatistics and Epidemiology. The teaching-learning is done in an integrated manner and several clinical correlation classes are held. Integrated Islamic Medical Programme (IIMP) classes are held throughout the 2 years.  In order to achieve the objectives of Phase I of the programme teaching is divided into four blocks in each of the two years.

The teaching-learning methodologies include formal interactive lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, problem based learning sessions, case discussions and student seminars. Examinations are held at the end of each of the 8 blocks and the first professional examination at the end of Phase I. An external Examiner is invited to assess the standard of the examination. Assessment is carried out through Multiple Choice Questions (True/False), Essay, Short Notes, Problem Based Questions and Objectively Structured Practical Examinations. 

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Activities

Postgraduate Programme

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) also offers courses and programme for postgraduate students, master’s and PhD programme, mixed mode and research. The academic staff also play major role in conducting research in the basic medical sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, parasitology and microbiology. 

The postgraduate students are taught to integrate knowledge from the different disciplines into a meaningful whole and to acquire skills in reasoning and deduction in order to solve medical and related problems. The teaching-learning is done in an integrated manner. Islamisation of Human Knowledge in Medicine course is one of the compulsory of the Kulliyyah Required Courses for graduation. 

The faculty members are also actively engaged in research activities, including collaborations with other institutions both locally and internationally. The department also provides services to the community through its research activities and community outreach programs.

The teaching-learning methodologies include formal interactive lectures, practical sessions, problem based learning sessions, student seminars and journal critiques. For the Master of Medical Sciences (Mixed Mode), examinations are held at the end of each of the semester. Assessment is carried out through Essay and Short Notes.

Postgraduate Resources

Postgraduate Programme

Master of Medical Sciences (Mixed Mode)

Master of Health Sciences (Research Mode)

PhD in Health Sciences (Research Mode)

For further information, refer PG Study Guides








Postgraduate Activities

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Research and Publications

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Dr. Yusoff Sharizal bin Yusoff Azmi Merican

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT Assistant Professor

Dr. Sirajudeen Kuttulebbai Naina Mohamed Salam


Dr. Mohammed Imad A Mustafa Mahmud


Dr. Md. Abdus Salam


Dr. Roslina binti Abdul Rahim

Associate Professor

Dr. Hairul Aini binti Hamzah

Associate Professor

Dr. Zunariah binti Buyong

Associate Professor

Dr. Wael Mohamed Yousef Mohamed

Associate Professor

Dr. Maizura binti Mohd. Zainudin

Associate Professor

Dr. Aszrin binti Abdullah

Assistant Professor

Dr. Soraya binti Ismail

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hanan Hamimi binti Wahid

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hazulin binti Mohd. Radzuan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nour El Huda binti Abd. Rahim

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohd Fadly bin Mohd Noor

Assistant Professor

Dr. Noraihan binti Mat Harun

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hidayatul Radziah binti Ismawi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Norbaiyah binti Mohamed Bakrim

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wan Fatein Nabeila binti Wan Omar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wan Muhamad Salahudin bin Wan Salleh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shahida binti Saharudin

Assistant Professor

Dr. Aniza binti Pakeer Oothuman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nurulhasanah binti Mustapar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nurul Ashikin binti Muhammad Musa

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohd Asyraf bin Abdull Jalil

Assistant Professor

Dr. Azril Shahreez bin Abdul Ghani

Trainee Lecturer

Dr. Mohd Afzal bin Alias

Trainee Lecturer

Dr. Khodijah binti Zulkiflee

Trainee Lecturer

Dr. Faridah binti Ismail

Trainee Lecturer

Support Staff

Madia Baizura binti Baharom

Science Officer C44

Norsyafini binti Ahmad Marzuki

Science Officer c44

Nur Hayati binti Bujang

Science Officer c41

Mohd. Maizam bin Maideen

Medical Laboratory Technologist u38

Aidil Azhar bin Dubi

Medical Laboratory Technologist u36

Zulnizam bin Azdan

Medical Laboratory Technologist u36

Azri bin Rasid

Medical Laboratory Technologist u32

Hanizah binti Noor Awalludin

Medical Laboratory Technologist 32

Kyairul Anuar bin Jamaluddin

Medical Laboratory Technologist u32

Rina binti Dahari

Medical Laboratory Technologist u32

Mohamed Saiful Fairul bin Abu Bakar

Medical Laboratory Technologist u32

Nor Zaimah binti Abdul Razak

Medical Laboratory u32 Technologist

Mohd Qusyairi Azli bin Mohd Azharr

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Muhd Shariffuddin bin Hassan

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Muhammad Faiz bin Miskam

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Mohd Dhiyaulhaq bin Halim

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Khalisa binti Ahmad

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Radin Nur Masyitah binti Radin Gunawan

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Nur ismalieyana binti Mohd Nizam

Medical Laboratory Technologist u29

Rabiatul Aqilah binti Abdul Razak

Administrative Assistant (Clerical/Operation) n19

mohamad bin awang

mortuary attendant u14

Muhammad Syafiq bin Said

Medical Health Assistant u11

Naazrai bin Abdul Wahab

Mortuary Attendant u11

Contact Us:

Department of Basic Medical Sciences,

Level 2, Kulliyyah of Medicine,

International Islamic University Malaysia,

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota,

25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.Basic