International Medical University

Introduction

The International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. The University is the first university in Malaysia that offers conventional and complementary medicine, all under one roof. Established in 1992, the University enjoys an international reputation and provides a high standard of education at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development level. IMU’s curriculum for its undergraduate programmes has been benchmarked to international standards and is accepted by international partner universities for credit transfer into relevant programmes.

IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, allowing a student to start their education in Malaysia while completing and earning a degree at an international university. Over the last two decades, IMU has grown from a medical college with 5 partner universities in 1992, to an internationally recognized higher education institution with more than 30 world class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Ireland, China and UK.

The main campus of IMU is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since 1999, IMU has established clinical schools in Seremban and Kuala Pilah (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) as well as Batu Pahat and Kluang (Johor, Malaysia).

IMU’s Learning Model is grounded on its core values, which fosters students’ development into knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals who are critical thinkers, reflective and yet proactive. The aim is to create healthcare graduates that are committed to lifelong learning and imbued with a sense of good citizenship, leadership and ethical behaviour.

In its continual quest for academic excellence, moving into research was a natural progression with medical and healthcare-related research, as well as medical education being areas of key focus. IMU’s research efforts are expected to be further enhanced now that the Institute of Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI) has been launched in September 2012.

The university had a major breakthrough in 2010 with the start of its Healthcare Centres which allowed IMU’s staff and students to receive and treat patients. The Healthcare Centres, which serve as a teaching site for IMU students, bring the disciplines of allopathic (Western) medicine and those of complementary and alternative medicine together under one roof.

Today IMU is an integrated medical and healthcare institution, offering education, healthcare and research in partnership with some of the world’s most respected individuals and universities in the field of medicine and healthcare.

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

BSc (Hons) Chinese Medicine

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Chinese Medicine is an umbrella of holistic health preservation and healing practices which originated from China but is still in use in modern days. [+]

At IMU, the Chinese Medicine programme is taught in an integrative manner, where students will acquire knowledge of Chinese Medicine alongside western medical sciences. This integration is important as it combines the best of both medical systems. It is also the future direction of medicine. Through such studies, students equip themselves with evidence-based medical knowledge to deal with future challenges in healthcare.

There are 2 main career pathways to choose from upon graduating from the IMU Chinese Medicine programme. The first is to practise as a general Chinese Medicine practitioner either at private clinics, private hospitals or the Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM) unit of government hospitals.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Chiropractic

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments and dysfunctioning of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are believed to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs. [+]

Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments and dysfunctioning of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are believed to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.

The demand for the profession is increasing as more of the general public are aware of the services chiropractors offer. With a population of 30 million (comparable to Canada), Malaysia could use an additional 6,450 practitioners to equal the same number of practicing chiropractors in Canada.

The majority of chiropractors are in private practice, working in clinics with shared facilities. There are a few sporadic hospitals that utilize chiropractic services as well as various clinics around the world where chiropractors work in multi-practitioner clinics, but this is not the norm. Internationally, an increasing number of chiropractors work in a multidisciplinary group setting with other types of healthcare providers, such as family medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractors have also procured positions in military clinics and hospitals, as well as in education and research.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Dietetics with Nutrition

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Dietitians are trained professionals engaged in managing diseases by advising appropriate dietary management. They work together with other healthcare professionals in clinics, hospitals and food service sectors catering to individuals with disease conditions. [+]

Dietitians play an important role in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment of human illness and rehabilitation therapy. They are trained in food service, community dietetics, and clinical dietetics. The curriculum equips the graduates to function as a competent dietitian, one with great innovation, imagination, and insights.

The IMU Dietetics with Nutrition program is a 4-year program with 8 long and 1 short semesters.

The program covers a broad scope of knowledge required for dietetic practice including physiology, biochemistry, principles of human nutrition, basic food preparation, the role of nutrition in health and disease, medical nutrition therapy and diet plans for individuals and groups with medical conditions.... [-]


BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Biomedical Science is mainly based on clinical laboratory skills and system. It is a career that is in demand especially in the areas of clinical pathology laboratories, food industries and research. Biomedical scientists can also be involved in forensic medicine, education, management and scientific journalism. [+]

Biomedical Science is mainly based on clinical laboratory skills and system. It is a career that is in demand especially in the areas of clinical pathology laboratories, food industries, and research. Biomedical scientists can also be involved in forensic medicine, education, management and scientific journalism.

Biomedical scientists are valued members of any healthcare team. Their nature of work includes performing chemical analysis of blood and other body fluids to detect diseases, diagnose illnesses and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments. Medical, veterinary and agricultural research in universities and research/health institutions are also areas in which biomedical scientists are needed. The pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, and cosmetics & toiletries industries employ biomedical scientists for research and development.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Medical biotechnology is an established multidisciplinary medical science which utilizes animal and plant cells as well as micro-organisms, in order to develop diagnostic products, pharmaceuticals or drugs, and other medical applications to enable us to live longer and more productive lives. [+]

Medical biotechnology is an established multidisciplinary medical science which utilizes animal and plant cells as well as micro-organisms, in order to develop diagnostic products, pharmaceuticals or drugs, and other medical applications to enable us to live longer and more productive lives.

Current examples of medical biotechnological advancements include; the use of tobacco plants to generate the first successful experimental Ebola drug, genetically engineered mosquitoes to control the spread of dengue virus, and glucose detectors embedded in contact lenses to help diabetic or pre-obesity patients to control their sugar levels. All these remarkable medical breakthroughs would not have been possible without the direct involvement of medical biotechnologists.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Nutrition

Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Nutritionists are trained professionals who promote healthy eating habits to prevent diseases among individuals, communities and the population as a whole. They work together with other healthcare professionals to ensure the wellness of the community by formulating, implementing and monitoring nutrition policies, programmes and guidelines. [+]

The IMU Nutrition programme is a 3-year programme with 6 long and 3 short semesters. The programme features a comprehensive curriculum that integrates knowledge from the physical, biological and social sciences including physiology, biochemistry, principles of human nutrition, basic food preparation, the role of nutrition in health and disease, and diet plans for healthy individuals and groups for disease prevention.

Nutritionists are trained professionals who promote healthy eating habits to prevent diseases among individuals, communities and the population as a whole. They work together with other healthcare professionals to ensure the wellness of the community by formulating, implementing and monitoring nutrition policies, programmes and guidelines. This profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Pharmaceutical chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation and testing, as well as the delivery of drugs in the body. In view of the increase in the occurrence of existing and new diseases, continuous work to discover new drugs with high therapeutic efficacies but minimal side effects is necessary. [+]

The 3-year Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom, the world’s leading chemistry community and professional body committed to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. This accreditation will improve the visibility and recognition of the IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree and improve the students’ chances to go for higher education and obtain employment overseas. It has also received credit recognition from the University of Sydney and Curtin University into their 2-year Master of Pharmacy program.

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduates from IMU have embarked on various exciting careers after graduating from the program. Some of them have chosen to pursue their studies in postgraduate degree, at local or overseas universities. These include the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master degree in areas such as formulation science, drug delivery, polymer chemistry, organic synthesis, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacy, and parasitology, etc.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor in Nursing (Hons)

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Nursing is the promotion and optimization of health and abilities of individuals, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. It involves assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery. [+]

Nursing is the promotion and optimization of health and abilities of individuals, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. It involves assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery.

Nursing is the caring behavior and practices that distinguish nursing from other professions. A Nursing graduate registered with the Nursing Board Malaysia receives high recognition locally and overseas. There is a great demand for nurses in Malaysia and in other countries hence more nurses need to be trained to cater for the shortage of nurses globally.... [-]


Bachelor in Pharmacy (Hons)

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The role of the pharmacist has evolved tremendously from just dispensing medicines to being a prominent and crucial member of the integrated healthcare team. As a pharmacist, you are also responsible for providing patient-centered care through the effective and safe use of medicines. [+]

Pharmacy is the science of medicines – their discovery, development into products, clinical evaluations and use in health maintenance, disease prevention, and treatment. Pharmacy is also the profession that uses this unique body of knowledge in the service of society.

A career in pharmacy is versatile and highly rewarding. Graduates can work mainly with people, using their unique knowledge and skills in patient care. Community pharmacists help clients choose medicines by providing associated information and advice, and help to manage long-term conditions. In the hospital setting, clinical pharmacists work in partnership with doctors deciding on the best medicines and the optimal doses for patients to produce the maximal effect with minimal side effects.... [-]


Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Campus Full time 5 - 5.5 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Dentistry is a professional career dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area (upper and lower jaws), associated structures next to these areas and their impact on the human body. Oral health is widely considered necessary for complete general health. [+]

Dentistry is a professional career dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area (upper and lower jaws), associated structures next to these areas and their impact on the human body. Oral health is widely considered necessary for complete general health.

The Dentistry program provides a choice of 2 tracks for students. The first track is implemented jointly by the IMU, Malaysia, in collaboration with English-speaking overseas partner universities, with the students spending the first phase in Malaysia and the later years in the partner universities. On successful completion, the students will receive the degree from the respective partner university. The second track is for students to spend the entire 5 years of the undergraduate program in IMU and receive the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from IMU.... [-]


Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Campus Full time 5 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Medicine is a life-changing career. It is for those who are fully committed to taking up the challenge. [+]

Medicine offers a vast variety of career choices. Most doctors treat patients full-time, while others also teach, conduct research, manage hospitals and clinics, or develop healthcare policy.

A doctor can work in private hospitals, or start a private practice, either with the basic degree or after specialization. A doctor may also choose to remain working with the Government. Doctors can join an academic institution, teach or do research. Doctors can combine medical knowledge and IT skills to develop e-learning modules: the future of medical education. Medicine has diversified. Increasingly the focus is on preventive healthcare and the management of chronic diseases and aging. These are also the areas that many doctors serve.... [-]


Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Nursing is the promotion and optimization of health and abilities of individuals, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. [+]

The IMU Nursing Science (Hons) Post Registration programme is a recognized degree fully accredited by the Malaysia Qualifying Agency (MQA) and Nursing Board Malaysia. It is recognized for our graduates to continue their education and progress into postgraduate studies, both locally and abroad.

The IMU Nursing Science graduates have successfully advanced and progressed in their career pathways, and gained promotions and upgrading to be a unit manager, clinical educator and assistant director of Nursing. Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree can widen their job scope and career opportunities, locally within Malaysia as well as in countries abroad.

Nursing graduates can now have an option of exploring work opportunities overseas including the United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia, and Brunei for career advancement and migration. The employment process will be based on the recruitment criteria set by the respective countries.... [-]


Diploma

Diploma in Nursing

Campus Full time 3 years May 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Seremban Batu Pahat Kluang + 3 more

IMC‘s Diploma in Nursing program strives for excellence in preparing our future nurses to be knowledgeable, competent, compassionate and ethical professionals, prepared to provide leadership and scholarship in all areas. [+]

IMC‘s Diploma in Nursing program strives for excellence in preparing our future nurses to be knowledgeable, competent, compassionate and ethical professionals, prepared to provide leadership and scholarship in all areas of nursing practice.

Throughout our program we will help students develop and advance nursing knowledge. Nursing is the integration of the knowledge and practice of human care. Nursing knowledge arises out of theory, scientific inquiry and critical reflection. It is this synergistic effect that enables nurses to understand and significantly contribute to health and healing. Nurses employ theoretical, intuitive, moral and ethical reasoning in their practice.

The course involves a comprehensive and varied program of study involving simulated practice and fieldwork, team learning, clinical skills development, and biological, behavioral and nursing science.It is organized around the study of individuals within the family and community and emphasizes the integration of nursing theory with clinical practice to provide students with an opportunity for experiential learning.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Campus Full time 1.5 years March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The IMU MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides graduates with an opportunity to sharpen, and increase their existing knowledge and understanding of advanced analytical chemistry; spectroscopy and separation techniques; research methodology and scientific writing skills; drug discovery, design and development; quality management and regulatory systems; pharmaceutical microbiology; and product commercialization. [+]

The IMU MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is suitable for graduates with a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related disciplines and is targeted at both recent graduates and those already employed within the pharmaceutical or chemical industries. The course provides graduates with an opportunity to sharpen, and increase their existing knowledge and understanding of advanced analytical chemistry; spectroscopy and separation techniques; research methodology and scientific writing skills; drug discovery, design and development; quality management and regulatory systems; pharmaceutical microbiology; and product commercialization. One of the modules on the principles and practices of green chemistry instills in students a sense of responsibility towards the environment. The course comprises core taught modules, selective, a research component and laboratory sessions that provide hands-on experience of using analytical equipment for drug characterization, identification, and quantification. Students leave the program with comprehensive knowledge and the practical and technical skills that are necessary for them to work effectively within a research and/or analytical division of a pharmaceutical or chemical company. The research component involves in-depth investigations into a subject that is important to today’s pharmaceutical or chemical industry and introduces students to the processes of critical thinking and research methodology to develop their careers in the field of research.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Medicine

Campus Full time 1.5 years March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Molecular medicine has been recognised as a major focused area of contemporary medical research, and had facilitated recent breakthrough in disease diagnosis, management and treatments. [+]

Molecular medicine has been recognised as a major focused area of contemporary medical research, and had facilitated recent breakthrough in disease diagnosis, management and treatments. For instance, it is now possible to elucidate multiple metabolites and toxin derived from drug based on interomics approach, design highly specific and individualised treatments through genomics screening, bioinformatics and chemoinformatics assessment and enhance bioavailbility of new drugs by making use of nano-delivery.

The MSc in Molecular Medicine is designed for science and medical graduates seeking advanced training in molecular and disease-oriented research. This programme aims to deliver an exceptional curriculum to equip students with skills that meet the highest demands and expectations of scientific rigour. The curriculum is innovative and draws on the expertise of our world-renowned faculty who are also passionate researchers. Core modules present the latest scientific developments in molecular medicine that are delivered through innovative andragogy. Students will appreciate the role of simple and complex molecules in human diseases and the ways in which systems biology, computational biology and chemical genetics have transformed research strategies and methodology in stem cell technology and therapeutics, drug design and development as well as medical and clinical research.... [-]


MSc in Public Health

Campus Full time 1.5 years March 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public health is not only concerned with maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviors and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services. [+]

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public health is not only concerned with the maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviors and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services.

Professionals in public health today are faced with both old and new challenges. They range from infectious diseases such as influenza and the HIV / AIDS pandemic, chronic disease epidemics, cancer, and obesity. The challenges also include the health of our increasingly elderly populations, high-risk behaviors that endanger our health such as smoking and substance abuse, the safety of our water and our food, as well as the threats of natural and manmade disaster including bioterrorism.... [-]