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Bachelor of Medical Bioscience

Offered by: Monash University Malaysia
Exam BodyMonash University, Australia
Course Duration3 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM44,805 per year
Fees (International Student)RM51,135 per year
FacultySchool of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
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

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Medical Bioscience:

Qualification 2020
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2018/2019* 67.5%*
A Level GCE 8
ATAR  75
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 17
Indian School Certificate Examination 65%
All India Senior School Certificate Examination 70%
SMA3, Indonesia Please refer to to find out the entry score
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program) 26
STPM, Malaysia 7.9
UEC, Malaysia 5
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.33
Ontario Secondary School Diploma  78.5%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 10
High School Diploma, Vietnam 8.14
UNSW Foundation Studies 7
Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College 65%
Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES) 50%
Monash College Diploma Part 1** 80%***
Monash College Diploma Part 2** 50%***
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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