Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The Biomedical Science Programme spans a minimum period of 4 years. Initially, students are provided with a broad-based knowledge of basic medical sciences, allowing students the chance to acquire basic medical laboratory skills. Subsequently, students proceed to the specific study of medical laboratory disciplines of their own choice: Anatomic Pathology, Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Physiology and Pharmacology.

Students will learn the principles underlying the various analytical methods and investigatory procedures used in laboratory medicine, and obtain practical training to consolidate theoretical instruction. In addition, instruction is provided on research methodologies as students will be carrying out research projects of their design during the final year.

ABOUT PROGRAMME

The Biomedical Science programme covers a wide range of basic medical science knowledge and educates basic medical laboratory skills. During the study, students able to understand the principles underlying the various analytical methods and investigatory procedures used in laboratory medicine, and obtain practical training to consolidate theoretical instruction. A hands-on training in diagnostic laboratory techniques in the disciplines of Anatomic Pathology, Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Blood Transfusion Technology and Phlebotomy will be provided. In addition, emphasis is given to inculcating soft skills such as critical thinking, bioethics, and communication skills. Furthermore, students are trained in research methodologies exposed to emerging fields in Biomedical Science as they will be carrying out research projects of their design during their final year.

Successful graduates in biomedical science should be able to assume responsible positions in the following situations: (1) as part of a healthcare team that is concerned with the care of patients and/or with basic and applied clinical research; (2) as part of a research team in allied medical disciplines, public health, biotechnology, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Career opportunities are wide, ranging and include employment in clinical laboratory service departments, teaching institutions, and research centres in a public as well as private sectors. Post-graduate training is strongly encouraged, either within the country or abroad, all towards attaining the goal of heightening the quality of science and medicine.

This course is open to both Malaysian and International candidates.

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (Current Year)

Science Stream

Passed STPM with a minimum CGPA of 3.30
and

Obtained at least one (1) Grade A- and two (2) Grade B+ at STPM level in a combination of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics(T)/Mathematics (M)

 
and
Obtained at least Grade B at SPM level in the following four (4) subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Science Stream

Passed Matriculation/Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 3.30

and

Obtained at least one (1) Grade A- and two (2) Grades B+ at Matriculation/Foundation level in a combination of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics

 
and
Obtained at least Grade B at SPM level in the following four (4) subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

Science Stream

Obtained a Diploma of Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) with a minimum CGPA of 3.30;
and

Obtained at least Grade B at SPM level in the following four (4) subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Science Stream

CONDITION 1

Obtained a GCE A-Level qualification by obtaining at least one (1) Grade A and two (2) Grade B in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics

and
Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET. However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for a conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least a Band 4.5 (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained at least score of 477 points (PBT)/ 153 points (CBT)/ 53 points (IBT) in TOEFL.

OR

CONDITION 2

Obtained an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum score of 30 points;
and

Obtain at least Grade 4 at Higher Level (HL) or at least Grade 5 at Standard Level (SL) for two subjects and at least Grade 4 at Higher Level (HL) level for one subject in a combination of points the following lessons:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics

and

Obtained at least Level 3 (Band 3) in MUET. However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for a conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least a Band 4.5 (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained at least score of 477 points (PBT)/ 153 points (CBT)/ 53 points (IBT) in TOEFL.
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