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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons)

QIU’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) is a comprehensive programme that aims to train students in various disciplines of medical sciences, allowing them to take up responsibilities in diverse fields. The course provides the students with a systematic understanding of the fundamentals of human biology and medical sciences, including a coherent and detailed knowledge of structure and functioning of the human body, biochemistry, pharmacology and the pathophysiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in order to maintain and promote health.


An in-depth understanding of laboratory working protocol, safety issues, principles of experimental design, theory and practical application of modern research techniques is provided to prepare them for new and innovative ways to diagnose medical illnesses. The students are also equipped with knowledge of bioinformatics, health informatics, bioethics and entrepreneurial skills in order to prepare them for the future challenges they are likely to face.


Through group work of information gathering, literature reviewing, report writing, poster and oral presentations, the students will acquire a strong command of scientific writing, presentation and communication skills. The curriculum helps the students to attain a level of conceptual understanding in carrying out research projects and other laboratory work which enables them to formulate and develop hypotheses and solve problems using relevant techniques. This will help them to take up responsibilities that involve research and development.


The graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in diverse fields related to health, scientific research and industries in competitive national and international environments.


Career Prospects

  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Hematologist
  • Academic and research positions in universities / research institutes / hospitals
  • Administrative and consultant positions in pharmaceutical and medical instrument and other health-related industries

General Studies Subjects 



  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Communication Skills/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum Activities
Core Courses 

Year 1

  • Core Courses
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Basic Biostatistics
  • Basic Microbiology and Parasitology


Year 2

  • Cellular Metabolism
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Pharmacology
  • General Pathology
  • Histopathology & Cytopathology
  • Laboratory Techniques and Instrumentation
  • Basic Haematology & Transfusion Medicine
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Introduction to Forensic Science – Elective module
  • Food Science – Elective module


Year 3

  • Toxicology
  • Systemic Pharmacology
  • Systemic Pathology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Health informatics
  • Advanced Immunology and Immunogenetics
  • Biomedical Ethics, Safety & Regulation
  • Medicinal Chemistry – Elective module
  • Medical Entomology – Elective module
  • Animal Cell Culture & Development – Elective module
  • Fermentation technology – Elective module
  • Health Care Management – Elective module
  • Management
  • Research project Phase I: Research Proposal


Year 4

  • Research project Phase II
  • Industrial Training (Hospital Training and Internship)

English Proficiency for Foreign StudentIELTS 5.5 | TOEFL 550
Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalentPass with minimum GPA 2.33 in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics / Mathematics
General Certificate of Education Advanced (”A”) Level or equivalent qualification 

A minimum Grade D in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics / Mathematics

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)


Pass with a minimum of Grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics

Recognised Diploma in a related field 

Minimum CGPA 2.75




CGPA less than 2.75 with minimum of 3 years (36 months)

working experience in the related field.

Other QualificationsOther equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

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