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Bachelor of Medical Bioscience

Offered by: Monash University Malaysia
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Exam BodyMonash University, Australia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)51135/Yr
FacultySchool of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryAustralia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

The highly technical field of medical bioscience is all about the human body, health care and disease. But you won't be peering through microscopes all the time. Fieldwork with a laboratory or community health organisation and professional training are also built into your course. This means a wide range of career prospects both in Malaysia and overseas.

A special feature of the degree is its specific development for the Malaysian context. The course provides you with an understanding of medical bioscience in a tropical environment, with a particular focus on techniques in tropical medicine.

The course commences with a foundation year, covering biology, biotechnology, chemistry and statistical reasoning and analysis. You also study a wide range of topics specific to medical bioscience and undertake a professional attachment to a clinical or medical laboratory. Every subject is tailored to meet the specific demands of our region and we make sure you leave with a sound understanding of ethics.

Khatijah Khalilur Rahman says the course is "mentally stimulating and challenging, enabling me to grow as a student, but still allowing me enough free time to engage in social and extracurricular aspects of my life."

Khatijah took a holistic approach to her education and chose elective units from other faculties. Like her, you might find that the degree provides a neat pathway to studying a MBBS (Graduate Medicine Program).


Areas of study

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including:

  • biology
  • recombinant DNA technology
  • chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • cellular metabolism
  • immunology
  • anatomy
  • microbiology
  • pathology
  • pharmacology.
Entry Requirements

Pre-university qualifications 

Year 2016
A Level GCE 8
Australian Year 12 ATAR 75
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 19
Indian School Certificate Examination 65%
All India Senior School Certificate 70%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 26
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 8
Malaysia, STPM 8.67
Malaysia, UEC 5
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.33
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 75.5%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1710
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 33
Sri Lanka A Level 10
Thailand, Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) 2.5
Vietnam, High School Diploma 8.14

Foundation Years

Year 2016
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2015/2016* 67.5%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 7
The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies 72%
Sunway Foundation in Arts N/A

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2015/2016.


A passing grade in Chemistry (Australian Year 12 equivalent) and English (Monash’s English language requirements apply). A passing grade in Biology and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) is recommended.

Intake Months

February, July or October

Career Prospects

Graduates can find employment in:

  • Clinical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories
  • Healthcare industry
  • Management
  • Veterinary diagnostic laboratories
  • Research
  • Education
  • Biomedical equipment and pharmaceutical sales

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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