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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons)

Offered by: Quest International University (QIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull-time: 4 years. Part-time: 6 years.
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FacultyFaculty of Medicine
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

QIU’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) is a comprehensive programme that aims to train students in various disciplines of medical sciences, allowing them to take up responsibilities in diverse fields. The course provides the students with a systematic understanding of the fundamentals of human biology and medical sciences, including a coherent and detailed knowledge of structure and functioning of the human body, biochemistry, pharmacology and the pathophysiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in order to maintain and promote health.

An in-depth understanding of laboratory working protocol, safety issues, principles of experimental design, theory and practical application of modern research techniques is provided to prepare them for new and innovative ways to diagnose medical illnesses. The students are also equipped with knowledge of bioinformatics, health informatics, bioethics and entrepreneurial skills in order to prepare them for the future challenges they are likely to face.

Through group work of information gathering, literature reviewing, report writing, poster and oral presentations, the students will acquire a strong command of scientific writing, presentation and communication skills. The curriculum helps the students to attain a level of conceptual understanding in carrying out research projects and other laboratory work which enables them to formulate and develop hypotheses and solve problems using relevant techniques. This will help them to take up responsibilities that involve research and development.

The graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in diverse fields related to health, scientific research and industries in competitive national and international environments.

Curriculum
General Studies Subjects

 

Local

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service

International

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum Activities
Core Courses

 

Year 1

  • Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Basic Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Immunology and Immunotechniques

Year 2

  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • General Pathology
  • Laboratory Techniques and Instrumentation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Basic Haematology & Transfusion Medicine
  • Research Methodology & Data Analysis
  • Scientific Writing
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Introduction to Health Informatics

 

Year 3

  • Systemic Pathology and Histopathology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Biomedical Ethics, Safety & Regulation
  • Medical Entomology
  • Introduction to Biomedical Technology
  • Experimental model organisms and cell culture
  • Research proposal

Elective courses: (select 12 credits from the list)

  • (BMS) Systemic Pharmacology
  • (BMS) Food Science
  • (BBA) Principle of Management
  • (BBA) Principle of Marketing
  • (BBA) Human Resource Management
  • (BPY) Principle of Psychology
  • (BPY) Health Psychology
  • (BBT) Fermentation Technology
  • (BBT) Protein and Enzyme technology

 

Year 4

  • Research project Phase II
  • Industrial Training (Hospital Training and Internship)
Entry Requirements
Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent

Pass with minimum GPA 2.33 in two (2) of the following subjects:

 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics / Mathematics
General Certificate of Education Advanced (”A”) Level or equivalent qualification

A minimum Grade D in two (2) of the following subjects:

 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics / Mathematics
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)Pass with a minimum of Grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics
Recognised Diploma in a related field

Minimum CGPA 2.75

 

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CGPA less than 2.75 with minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field.

Other QualificationsOther equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
English Proficiency for Foreign StudentIELTS 5.5 | TOEFL 550
Intake Months

April, July, September/October

Career Prospects
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Hematologist
  • Academic and research positions in universities / research institutes / hospitals
  • Administrative and consultant positions in pharmaceutical and medical instrument and other health-related industries

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


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