Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Duration:4 years

Intakes:April, July & September/October

Campus:Quest International University, Ipoh, Perak

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Course Code:PT/BPP(FA5197)08/27

About this course

QIU’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) is a comprehensive programme that aims to train students in various disciplines of medical sciences, allowing them to take up responsibilities in diverse fields. The course provides the students with a systematic understanding of the fundamentals of human biology and medical sciences, including a coherent and detailed knowledge of structure and functioning of the human body, biochemistry, pharmacology and the pathophysiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in order to maintain and promote health.

An in-depth understanding of laboratory working protocol, safety issues, principles of experimental design, theory and practical application of modern research techniques is provided to prepare them for new and innovative ways to diagnose medical illnesses. The students are also equipped with knowledge of bioinformatics, health informatics, bioethics and entrepreneurial skills in order to prepare them for the future challenges they are likely to face. Through group work of information gathering, literature reviewing, report writing, poster and oral presentations, the students will acquire a strong command of scientific writing, presentation and communication skills. The curriculum helps the students to attain a level of conceptual understanding in carrying out research projects and other laboratory work which enables them to formulate and develop hypotheses and solve problems using relevant techniques. This will help them to take up responsibilities that involve research and development. The graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in diverse fields related to health, scientific research and industries in competitive national and international environments.

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Subject Listing

General Studies Subjects

For Malaysian Students

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service

For International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service

University Courses

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks, & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-Curriculum Activities

Core Courses

Year 1

  • Introduction to Biology
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Basic Biostatistics
  • Basic Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Cellular Metabolism
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Pharmacology
  • General Pathology
  • Histopathology & Cytopathology
  • Laboratory Techniques and Instrumentation
  • Basic Haematology & Transfusion Medicine
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Introduction to Forensic Science – Elective module
  • Food Science – Elective module
  • Toxicology
  • Systemic Pharmacology
  • Systemic Pathology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Health informatics
  • Advanced Immunology and Immunogenetics
  • Biomedical Ethics, Safety & Regulation
  • Medicinal Chemistry – Elective module
  • Medical Entomology – Elective module
  • Animal Cell Culture & Development – Elective module
  • Fermentation technology – Elective module
  • Health Care Management – Elective module
  • Management
  • Research project Phase I: Research Proposal
  • Research project Phase II
  • Industrial Training (Hospital Training and Internship)

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

English Proficiency for Foreign Student

IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 550

Matriculation/Pre-University/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent

Pass with minimum GPA 2.33 in two of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics

General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) Level equivalent qualification

A minimum Grade D in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with a minimum of Grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics /Mathematics

Recognised Diploma in related field

Minimum CGPA 2.75


CGPA less than 2.75 with minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in related fields

Other Qualification

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

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