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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 own design during final year.

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About Programme

The Biomedical Science Programme spans a minimum period of 4 years. Initially, students are provided with a broad based knowledge of basic medical sciences such as Biochemistry, Physiology and Anatomy, allowing students the opportunity to acquire basic medical laboratory skills. Subsequently students proceed to the specific study of medical laboratory disciplines such as Anatomic Pathology, Histopathology, Haematology, Medical Genetics, Chemical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Medical 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. A strong hands-on training in diagnostic laboratory techniques in the above mentioned disciplines, including 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 own design during 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 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 Malaysian and International applicants.

Career Opportunity

Successful graduates in Biomedical Science should be able to assume responsible positions in the following situations:

  • as part of a healthcare team that is concerned with the care of patients and/or with basic and applied clinical research; 
  1. Medical Lab Scientist
  2. Research Officer
  3. Science Officer
  4. Research Assistant
  5. Insurance Company Underwriter
  • as part of a research team in allied medical disciplines, in food and pharmaceutical industries, in public health, and in biotechnology. 
  1. Product Specialist in medical-related industries
  2. QC Analyst
  3. Medical Representative
  4. Personal Healthcare Advisor
  5. Biomedical Technologist

Career opportunities are wide ranging and include employment in clinical laboratory service departments, teaching institutions, and research centres in 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.

Course Structure

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Entry Requirement

How to Apply

  • For Malaysian applicants, please apply online to UPU (date as advertised annually by UPU) at: https://upu.mohe.gov.my
  • For applicants with A-levels/IB/Graduate entry, please apply under ‘Diploma/Setaraf’
  • For International applications, please apply online to University Malaya at: https://apply.um.edu.my

Visa Application

Please go to https://aasc.um.edu.my/unit-uppa for further information and assistance.

Accomodations

For both Malaysian and International applicants, please go to: https://hep.um.edu.my/ for accommodation enquiries.

Fee

Kindly refer to the Undergraduate Handbook: Click Here

Flow-chart of Admission Process to Universiti Malaya’s Biomedical Science Programme

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Contact Us

Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Tel: +60379674941 / 6686, +60379492156
Email: ddu_fom@um.edu.my

Please visit us at these websites:
Faculty of Medicine: https://medicine.um.edu.my/ 
Universiti Malaya: https://www.um.edu.my/
International Student Centre: https://aasc.um.edu.my/unit-uppa
Marketing & Recruitment Centre (MRC): https://study.um.edu.my/

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Last Update: 14/01/2022