This programme focuses on how cells, organs and systems function in the human body; an exciting and dynamic area that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases. As long as new strains of diseases emerge, causing a detrimental effect on the health of our communities, biomedical science will play an important role in healthcare delivery. Correct diagnosis of disease is imperative. Patients’ lives rely greatly on the results of clinical laboratory investigations conducted by capable biomedical scientists. As such, biomedical science is a profession that will continue to expand, especially in Malaysia where there has been rapid growth in the healthcare system.

The aim of this course is to assist students, in a structured way, in orienting and training themselves in areas of selected professional interest. The purpose is to provide fundamental knowledge to build skills needed for successful career achievement. This objective seeks to make the graduate employable and trainable. Another objective is also to train students in laboratory skills such as planning of experiments, data acquisition, management and analysis to a selected research problem.

Modes of delivery include asynchronous e-learning (Online learning materials), synchronous e-learning (Online teaching), face to face lectures & tutorials and practical sessions (At the learning Centers).

Programme Structure

Y1 S1 Basic Biostatistics
Laboratory Science & Instrumentation I
English for Academic purpose
TITAS (Tamadun Islam Dan Asia) – for national students Malaysian studies 3-for international students
Biochemistry and Genetics
Basic Haematology
Medical Parasitology & Entomology
Human Biochemistry
Y1 S2 Basic Pathology
Hubungan Etnik-for national students
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2-for international students
Basic Immunology
Basic Microbiology
English for Academic writing
Laboratory Science and Instrumentation II
Basic Pharmacology
Psychology & Behavioural Sciences
Y2 S1 Laboratory Management
Clinical Biochemistry I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Medical Microbiology
Health informatics
Molecular Biology Techniques Youth development (MPU3)
Y2 S2 Clinical Biochemistry II
Human Anatomy & Physiology II Toxicology
Transfusion Science & Blood Banking Human Genetics
Environmental Microbiology
Principles of Laboratory animal sciences
Y3 S1 Advanced Immunology
Entrepreneurship (MPU2)
Advanced Pathology & Cytology
Advanced Haematology
Clinical Microbiology
Self-Study Review in Medical Microbiology
Self-Study Review in Chemical Pathology
Y3 S2 Biomedical Practicum
Y4 S1 Intellectual Property, Bioethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Community Service
Research Methodology
Food Microbiology
Metabolic Disorders
Y4 S2 Research Project
Case Study and Problem Solving Personal & Professional Development

Entry Requirement

Pass STPM/Matriculation/Pre-University or equivalent qualification with a minimum GPA of 2.33 in 2 of the following subjects: Biology/Physics or Mathematics/Chemistry

A-Levels or equivalent qualification with a minimum of Grade D in 2 of the following subjects: Biology/Physics or Mathematics/Chemistry

A recognized Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 in related field

A recognized Diploma with a CGPA of less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field

South Australian Matriculation (SAM): Score 14 in 3 subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics)

New Zealand Bursary: Aggregate 65% for 3 subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)/Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)/Monash University

Foundation Pre-University Programme (MUFY)/Western Australian Curriculum Council/Trinity College Foundation Studies/Higher School Certificate - Sydney Australia: Aggregate 60% for 3 Science subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics

University of New South Wales Foundation: Pass with 3 Principal D for 3 subjects including Mathematics & Chemistry & Biology / Physics

Indian Pre-University: 75% aggregate for 3 subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics

American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP): CGPA 2.60 for 3 subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics

English Proficiency:
Malaysian candidates: MUET Band 3 or IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550)
International candidates: IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550) paper based or equivalent

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Scientist

  • Forensic Scientist

  • Healthcare Scientist, Clinical Biochemist

  • Healthcare Scientist, Geneticist

  • Healthcare Scientist, Haematologist

  • Medicinal Chemist

  • Microbiologist

  • Physician Associate

  • Research Scientist (Medical)

  • Toxicologist

MAHSA Regional Centres Address Website Contact Details
Sarawak The Borneo House, No. 1 Jalan Batu 6-7, Jalan Penrissen, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
+6011 218 8006
Penang SENTRAL College Penang, 6th Floor, 3, Penang St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
+6012-461 8714
Kedah ANS Institute of Technology Lot 558, 256 Bandar Alor Setar, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
+6011-6061 8108
Melaka Melaka International College of Science and Technology (MiCost), Aras 6, Bangunan Graha Maju, Jalan Graha Maju, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
+6016 640 0342