The Biomedicine programme offered by the School of Health Sciences is a full time educational programme requiring 4 years or 8 semesters to complete. At the end of the programme, graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Health Science (Biomedicine). This programme was started in the 2000/2001 academic session with the initial intake of 30 students. The intake depends on the availability of appropriate infrastructure and number of academic staff of the school.
The programme 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, which includes Pathology, Immunology, Haematology, Transfusion Science, Human Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. In addition, courses such as Psychology and Behavioural Science, Health and Society, Ethics and Law for Health Professionals, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Laboratory Animal Sciences, Epidemiology and Information Technology will be offered. Industrial 46 training, Biomedical Practicum and Research Project will be 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. Students are also required to take several elective courses and some university courses. The latter includes Malay Language, English Language, Advanced English, Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS). Skill development courses such as Thinking Techniques and English Language are also included to better equip them with the working environment.
This programme was carefully designed to cater for the man-power 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 are comparable to any in the world. Academic staff of the school together with those from the Medical and Dental Schools are responsible for the teaching of all courses. All of them are well trained and are experts in their respective fields.
Students of the Biomedicine Programme must complete a total of 124 credit units as explained in the Course Structure before they can graduate.