Why study a Bachelor of Medical Bioscience?
The highly technical field of medical bioscience is all about the human body, health care and disease. But you won't be peering through microscopes all the time. Fieldwork with a laboratory or community health organisation and professional training are also built into your course. This means a wide range of career prospects both in Malaysia and overseas.
A special feature of the degree is its specific development for the Malaysian context. The course provides you with an understanding of medical bioscience in a tropical environment, with a particular focus on techniques in tropical medicine.
The course commences with a foundation year, covering biology, biotechnology, chemistry and statistical reasoning and analysis. You also study a wide range of topics specific to medical bioscience and undertake a professional attachment to a clinical or medical laboratory. Every subject is tailored to meet the specific demands of our region and we make sure you leave with a sound understanding of ethics.
Khatijah Khalilur Rahman says the course is "mentally stimulating and challenging, enabling me to grow as a student, but still allowing me enough free time to engage in social and extracurricular aspects of my life."
Khatijah took a holistic approach to her education and chose elective units from other faculties. Like her, you might find that the degree provides a neat pathway to studying a MBBS (Graduate Medicine Program).
Areas of study
You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including:
- recombinant DNA technology
- cellular metabolism
The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.
The course provides training in medical bioscience, with a focus on molecular diagnostics and biotechnology. Subjects studied include basic medical sciences.
The Monash University Handbook has more detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Bioscience.
Graduates can find employment in:
- Clinical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories
- Healthcare industry
- Veterinary diagnostic laboratories
- Biomedical equipment and pharmaceutical sales
You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Medical Bioscience:
|A Level GCE||8|
|Australian Year 12 ATAR||75|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||19|
|Indian School Certificate Examination||65%|
|All India Senior School Certificate||70%|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma||26|
|Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education||8|
|Malaysia, Matriculation Program||2.33|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12||75.5%|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||1710|
|South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)||33|
|Sri Lanka A Level||10|
|Vietnam, High School Diploma||8.14|
|Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*||67.5%*|
|UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies||7|
|The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies||72%|
*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.
A passing grade in Chemistry (Australian Year 12 equivalent) and English (Monash’s English language requirements apply). A passing grade in Biology and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) is recommended.
In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM41,000 for Malaysian students
- RM45,100 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
- Indonesia - RM 2,840
- Other countries - RM 2,008
Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Medical Bioscience. This means that you can start in February, July or October.
Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.
For more information about this degree, contact us.