Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 10 trimester (Full-time)
  Intake January, May, October

Overview of Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Biomedical Science, an exciting and dynamic area that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases, combines the fields of biology and medicine. It focuses on the structure and function of the human body from the level of organs and tissues to the molecular level. The biomedical scientists always find new ways to cure or treat disease by developing advanced diagnostic tools or new therapeutic strategies. 

UTAR's Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedical Science offered by the Faculty of Science is an interdisciplinary programme with a combination of biology and pre-clinical sciences. The programme aims to equip graduates with a strong basic knowledge in the field of health sciences. 

It also develops professionalism and provides opportunities to the students to put theory into practice in their development of healthcare. The programme generates graduates to work in the area of medicine and health related industries including management, basic medical research, education, forensics, and pharmaceuticals development. 


  • Biomedical research 
  • Forensic Science 
  • Food and healthcare 
  • Hospital laboratories 
  • Pathology 
  • Pharmaceutical industries 
  • Veterinary science 
  • Other relevant industrial laboratories 


Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • Basic Laboratory Skills and Management for Bioscience 
  • Biostatistics and Basic Epidemiology 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Computer Systems and Applications 
  • Biochemistry and Metabolic
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Principles of Nutrition Elective II 

Year 2

  • Clinical Biochemistry 
  • Co-curriculum 
  • Essential Pathology 
  • Genetics 
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science 
  • Immunology 
  • Instrumentation for Biomedical 
  • Microbiology 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • English for Science 
  • Research Seminar in Biomedical Science 
  • Toxicology 

Year 3

  • Elective I 
  • Elective IV 
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology 
  • Oncology 
  • Project 
  • Proteins and Proteomics 
  • Recombinant DNA Technology 
  • Industrial Training 

Year 4

  • Elective III 
  • Virology 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Medical Genomics 

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Introduction to Sociology 

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Management Principles 
  • Organisation and Human Resource 

Elective III - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues 
  • Interpersonal Communication 

Elective IV - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Animal Tissue Culture 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Neurobiology 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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