The Biomedicine program is a 4 years or 8 semesters full-time program. At the end of the program, graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Health Science (Biomedicine). The program is multidisciplinary in nature and allows students to explore the latest information and technology in the fields of Biomedical Sciences. It encompasses all aspects of laboratory diagnosis, disease prevention and research in the fields of Biomedical Sciences. Industrial training, Biomedical Practicum and Research Project are introduced in the final stage of the studies to equip the students with the knowledge and skills in the diagnostic and clinical laboratory, disease prevention and research fields. This program is carefully designed to cater for the manpower requirements of both the private and public sectors of the nation. The curriculum takes cognizance of the need to be proactive in its approach, whereby curricula of institutions from the US, Europe, and Australia were used as benchmarks. This is to ensure that the curriculum is of quality and of high standards capable of producing graduates who are competent and globally competitive. Students of the Biomedicine Program are to complete a total of 140 credit units before they can graduate.
This program was started in the 2000/2001 academic session with the initial intake of 30 students. The intake has been increased in a gradual manner, in which the total number of students depends on the availability of teaching and research facilities. The curriculum takes cognizance of the need to be proactive in its approach, whereby curricula of institutions from US, Europe, and Australia were used as a benchmark. This is to ensure that the curriculum is of quality and of high standards capable of producing graduates who are competent and are comparable to any in the world.
At the School of Health Sciences, we are committed to producing a capable workforce with a strong fundamental knowledge and substantial practical and research skills and also receptive to their environment especially to the school needs and understanding of health issues and services.
- To produce graduates who are equipped with a strong fundamental knowledge of biomedical sciences, which provide the foundation for self-improvement in the future.
- To produce graduates who are sensitive and responsible towards the society, culture, and environment.
- To produce graduates who have excellent laboratory and analytical skills for clinical, industrial, and research settings.
- To produce graduates with adequate research skills that would enable them to be competent post-graduate students or scientists.
- To furnish the graduates with appropriate soft skills to enhance their marketability and interdisciplinary problem-solving ability.
At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply core knowledge in biomedical sciences and display theoretical and practical skills in diagnosis and research.
- Perform laboratory diagnostic tests based on standard protocols; manage diagnostic and/or research laboratories; perform research projects under supervision, and utilize up-to-date information and communication technologies.
- Demonstrate and apply critical and creative thinking skills in solving problems and making decisions in diagnostic laboratories.
- Apply communication skills in a working environment in a diagnostic laboratory, medical and research institutions.
- Work in groups to solve health-related problems and participate as a team player in community healthcare and services.
- Demonstrate ethics and professional values in performing diagnosis and solving problems in laboratory investigations.
- Apply lifelong education and ICT skills to enhance laboratory services and research in biomedical sciences.
- Apply management and entrepreneurship skills in biomedical fields and relevant professions.
- Demonstrate and apply leadership skills through active involvement in activities related to teaching, service, and research in biomedical sciences.
Career prospects for the Biomedicine program include:
- Science or research officers at research centers, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and diagnostic laboratories.
- Production and administrative officers in related industries such as quality control officers, sales personnel, and advisors in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries; insurance underwriters; suppliers of medical products and instrumentations.
- Tutors or lecturers at academic institutions. Graduates can also register as post-graduate students or join the academic staff training scheme at institutions of higher learning.
- Scientific or commercial ventures in biotechnology fields.
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Last updated December 3, 2017