Monash University Malaysia

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Bachelor of Medical Bioscience

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 Years
  Tution Fees N/A

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).


You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including:

  • biology
  • recombinant DNA technology
  • chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • cellular metabolism
  • immunology
  • anatomy
  • microbiology
  • pathology
  • pharmacology.


Graduates can find employment in:

  • Clinical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories
  • Healthcare industry
  • Management
  • Veterinary diagnostic laboratories
  • Research
  • Education
  • Biomedical equipment and pharmaceutical sales


You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Medical Bioscience:

Qualification 2020
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2018/2019* 67.5%*
A Level GCE 8
ATAR  75
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 17
Indian School Certificate Examination 65%
All India Senior School Certificate Examination 70%
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program) 26
STPM, Malaysia 7.9
UEC, Malaysia 5
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.33
Ontario Secondary School Diploma  78.5%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 10
High School Diploma, Vietnam 8.14
UNSW Foundation Studies 7
Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College 65%
Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES) 50%
Monash College Diploma Part 1** 80%***
Monash College Diploma Part 2** 50%***


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