Study Biomedical Science Abroad!

Introduction to Biomedical Science

How do diseases come about? Can we cure cancer? Is cloning humans actually possible?

If you’re constantly seeking answers to the above questions, you’re a good match for Biomedical Science!

Biomedical Science involves the study of biology and chemistry in the healthcare area. It focuses on DNA, genetics, and a thorough research of Biology. There are several main sections in this field: life sciences, physiological sciences, and bioengineering.

During your studies, you may come across interesting subjects like immunology, biochemistry, hematology, and even parasitology. This field also lets you work on researches, which means you’ll be spending a lot of time in labs using microscopes and exercising medical laboratory skills like a true scientist!

Biomedical scientists are wanted in plenty of different industries due to the transferable skills obtained from the course. You can choose from plenty of biomedical science-related areas, such as medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, cosmetics, and even forensics.

Your opportunity to change the world starts here!

Fields of Biomedical Science

There are six fields of Biomedical Science that you can choose from as your major. You can pick from these specializations:

Forensic Science

Do you love watching the forensic TV series CSI? You can be a forensic scientist with a qualification in Biomedical Science! Some subjects in this course (Physiology, Genetics, Anatomy) contribute greatly to your understanding of this field. In forensic science, you are required to collect and study DNA, blood and hair samples, and other evidence found at a crime scene.

Toxicology

This expansive field mixes medicine, biology, chemistry, and pharmacology together. Biomedical scientists in this field are required to evaluate the biological effects and safety of drugs, medicine, and chemicals on humans and other lifeforms. Expect to spend long hours in laboratories inspecting samples and analysing data.

Biomedical Research

Fulfill your dream of curing diseases by becoming a biomedical researcher. Through laboratory work like experimentation, observation, tests, and analysis, you can plan research based on your area of interests ranging from curing illnesses, developing medical products, saving wildlife, and many more.

Zoology

Biomedical Science is not restricted to only human biology. You can venture into Zoology with your experience and skills in biomedical science with knowledge of biology, chemistry, diagnostic techniques, parasitology, and many more. This is your chance at helping wildlife and endangered species!

Microbiology

Although microbes (algae, fungi, bacteria, and many more) cannot be seen with the naked eye, they play a huge role in our lives and the environment. Microbiologists study these microbes and seek their potentials in contributing to the betterment of our well-being from biodegradation and disease-control to climate change.

Clinical Biochemistry

In this field, you will collect blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for analysis. The diagnostic results will help you detect diseases present in the fluids. Your role includes investigating specimens, interpreting test results, and liaising with healthcare staff and patients.

What are the skills needed?

Good Lab Skills

You should be familiar with laboratory equipment in order to be efficient. Your experience and skills are highly desirable in Biomedical Science as you will be working in labs for long periods of time.

Team Player

You enjoy brainstorming ideas with your peers rather than working alone the whole time. Biomedical Science is a field that requires you to work with fellow scientists and staff in labs, so working as a team shouldn’t be an issue.

Thorough

Germs, bacteria, parasites, and samples are so tiny that they are only visible under a microscope. You should be meticulous when handling and inspecting them for research, analysis, and treatment purposes

How long will I study this program?

The study duration could vary from one institute to another. However, as a general estimate, we have compiled a general estimate of the duration according to the study levels and qualifications.

  • Foundation/Diploma: 1 – 2.5 Years
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 3 – 4 Years
  • Master’s: 1 – 2 Years
  • PhD: 1 – 2 Years

What are the entry requirements for this qualification?

  • Degree:
    • STPM/Foundation: CGPA 2.5 or above in Biology and Chemistry
    • A-Levels: Minimum Grade D in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics
    • SAM: Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70, Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects
    • CPU: Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects
    • UEC: Grade B in at least 3 subjects, including 1 Science subject
  • Master’s:
    • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree (CGPA 2.5) with honours or equivalent
  • PhD:
    • A Master’s Degree in relevant field with evidence of adequate research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate

What are the job opportunities?

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Medical Research Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Zoologist

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