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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedical Science

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration10 Trimester (Full Time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)76800
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Study Abroad Pathway


Course Description

Biomedical Science, an exciting and dynamic field that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases, combines the fields of biology and medicine. It is concerned with the structure and function of the human body, from organs and tissues to the molecular level. Biomedical scientists are constantly developing advanced diagnostic tools and new therapeutic strategies to find new ways to cure or treat disease.


The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedical Science programme at UTAR is an interdisciplinary programme that combines biology and pre-clinical sciences. The program's goal is to provide graduates with a solid foundation in the field of health sciences, as well as opportunities for students to put theory into practise in their healthcare development. 

The degree programme prepares graduates for careers in medicine and health-related fields such as management, basic medical research, education, forensics, and pharmaceutical development.


Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • Basic Laboratory Skills and Management for Bioscience 
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Biostatistics and Basic Epidemiology 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Digital Technologies and Applications 
  • Elective II
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Principles of Nutrition

Year 2

  • Clinical Biochemistry 
  • Co-curriculum 
  • English for Science
  • Essential Pathology 
  • Genetics 
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science 
  • Immunology 
  • Instrumentation for Biomedical 
  • Microbiology 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Research Seminar in Biomedical Science 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • Toxicology 

Year 3

  • Elective I 
  • Elective III
  • Industrial Training 
  • Medical Genomics 
  • Oncology 
  • Pharmacology
  • Project
  • Virology

Year 4

  • Elective IV
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Project
  • Proteins and  Proteomics
  • Recombinant DNA Technology 

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Introduction to Sociology 

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Experiential Research Skills (ERS)
  • Management Principles 
  • Organisation and Human Resource 

Elective III - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues 
  • Interpersonal Communication 

Elective IV - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Animal Tissue Culture 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Neurobiology 

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
    • Falsafah dan Isu Semansa - For Local Students
  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

      • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban - For Local Students
      • Philosophy and Current Issues - For International Students

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction for Chinese Language I
  • Introduction for Chinese Language II
  • Introduction for Chinese Language III
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ
Entry Requirements
  • UTAR Foundation Programme
  • STPM: Grade C/C+ in 2 relevant subjects depending on the programs (except M.B.B.S. and Quantity Surveying)
  • A-Level: Grade D in 2 or 3 relevant subjects
  • UEC: Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
  • SAM: ATAR 70 and Grade B in at least 2 relevant subjects
  • CPU: An average of 70% in 6 relevant subjects (depending on programs)
  • Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education
  • Foundation/Diploma in the relevant fields
  • Other recognized equivalent qualifications
Intake Months

Jan, Jun, October

Career Prospects
    • Biomedical research 
    • Forensic Science 
    • Food and healthcare 
    • Hospital laboratories 
    • Pathology 
    • Pharmaceutical industries 
    • Veterinary science 
    • Other relevant industrial laboratories 

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

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