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Bachelor of Medical Radiation (Hons) #

Offered by: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyHealth - School of Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

The Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation) is a 4-year (8 semesters) full time academic programme which has been offered since academic year 2001/2002 to students with qualification of A-level, STPM, matriculation, diploma in radiography or equivalent. The government of Malaysia has accredited this programme since 2004.

This programme provides theoretical and practical training experiences, which will allow students to understand, able to explain and utilise ionising and non-ionising radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The offering of this programme is expected to assist in fulfilling the national requirements for trained personnel in the medical radiation science disciplines. This programme opens up career opportunities in the field of diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and medical radiation protection which required knowledge and skills in these areas in order to ensure the safety of the graduates, medical and health professionals, patients and members of the general public.

The students are required to complete a total of 140 units for the purpose of graduation. The whole programme consists of 111 units of core courses, 15 units of university courses and 14 units of elective courses.

Entry Requirements

i.    Lulus Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00


ii.    Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00 ) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut :

    •    Pengajian Am
    •    Physics
    •    Mana-mana satu ( 1 ) mata pelajaran berikut :

        •    Biology
        •    Chemistry
        •    Mathematics T


iii.   Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Career Prospects

The Medical Radiation programme produces graduates who will provide support and assistance in the area of health sciences. Students are highly encouraged to choose the medical radiation programme as a career because with the qualification in medical radiation science disciplines they will be employed in many areas. Graduates may pursue a career with either the government or private sector as

    • Science officer in research centres, institution of higher education and hospitals.
    • Research officer in research institution and institution of higher education.
    • Technical executive (radiation/radioactive sources) or quality assurance officer or engineer at private companies or industrial areas.
    • Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) in hospitals or industries.
    • Medical physicist (radiotherapy, nuclear medicine or radiology) in hospital.
    • Tutor or lecturer at government or private educational institutions.
    • Academic staff training candidates for specialisation in the field of radiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy or radiation protection.

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

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