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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 343 / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 1.48k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • June 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 217pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    This interdisciplinary program hopes to produce graduates who have sound knowledge of biological sciences with particular reference to its application to Biohealth Science discipline. The programme strives to assist the nation in addressing the requirement of human resource for the Biohealth Science various needs. Currently, both the public and the private sectors are working towards revolutionizing science and technology in the health industry, either from the service or the research aspects. Such progress needs skilled human force to fulfil the current market requirements. The programme aims to produce excellent graduates in a variety of health and medical fields.

    There is a competitive entry into the programme since the programme accepts limited number of students yearly. Selection is based on availability of place and academic merit.

    1. To produce graduates with firm knowledge in biological sciences who are capable of applying the knowledge in various biohealth science-related fields

    2. To produce graduates equipped with applicable skills in essential biological techniques to develop and execute scientific research in biohealth sciences or other related fields such as biotechnology

    3. To produce highly competent Biohealth Science graduates who are well-suited to join and able to conduct scientific research in the pharmaceutical settings as well as in herbal industries

    4. To produce graduates who understood the causes and development of human diseases and other health-related problems, necessary in enabling the graduates to collaborate with other experts in healthcare

    5. To produce Biohealth Science graduates who qualify to further their studies:

    • at the post-graduate level in biohealth related fields in any local or international institutions of higher learning

    • as medical students in local institutions or abroad

     

     

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOHEALTH SESSION 2016/2017
    (125 CREDITS)

    1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (23 CREDITS) 
    Please refer to programme structure for Bachelor of Science
    2. PROGRAMME CORE COURSES (102 CREDITS)

    (I) CORE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (69 CREDITS) [TJ]

    LEVEL 1 (10 credits)

    COURSE CODE

    COURSE NAME

    PRE-REQUISITE

    CREDIT

    SHES 1200 Life Processes  

    2

    SHES 1201 Cell Biology  

    2

    SHES 1202 Biology of Organisms  

    2

    SHES 1203 Population Biology  

    2

    SHES 1270 Biology Practical Only for ISB students

    2

    LEVEL 2 (28 credits)
    SHEK 2101 Human Anatomy SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2103 Histology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2104 General Immunology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2105 Basic Human Genetics SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2201 Basic Biochemistry SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2202 Medical Parasitology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203and SHES 1270

    2

    SHEK 2273 Biohealth Science Practical I SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203and SHES 1270

    2

    SHET 2110 Scientific Communication And Writing  

    3

    SHEQ2201 General Microbiology SHES 1200

    3

    LEVEL 3 (31 credits)
    SHEK 3101 Analytical Biochemistry SHEK 2201 or Biochemistry students

    3

    SHEK 3102 Biology of Hormones SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3103 Pharmacology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3104 Primary Metabolism SHEK 2201

    2

    SHEK 3173 Biohealth Science SHEK 2273

    Practical II 2

    SHEK 3183 Research Project in Biohealth
    Science 
    Completed 4 semesters / 50 credit hours

    10

    SHEK 3193 Industrial Training in Biohealth
    Science 
    Completed 4 semesters / 50 credit hours

    5

    SHEK 3201 Neurobiology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    (II) ELECTIVE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (23 credits) [EJ]
    SHEK 2301 Medical and Forensic
    Entomology 
    SHEK 2202

    3

    SHEK 2302 Clinical Enzymology SHEK 2201

    3

    SHEK 2303 Physiology of Reproduction SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2304 Nutrition Science SHES 1200

    3

    SHEK 2305 Ethnobotany SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2306 Pharmacognosy SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2307 Phytochemistry SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2308 Alternative Medicine SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 2309 Human Biology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEN 2242 Recombinant DNA Technology SHES 1201

    3

    SHEK 3301 Cancer Biology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3302 Electron Microscopy and Its
    Applications 
    SHEK2103

    3

    SHEK 3303 Chronic Diseases SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3304 Diseases Of Central Nervous
    System 
    SHEK 3201

    3

    SHEK 3305 Analysis of Drugs SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    2

    SHEK 3306 Formulation and Preparation of
    Herbal Medicine
    SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3307 Taxonomy and Medicinal Plants SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3308 Basic Forensic Science SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    3

    SHEK 3309 Genetics and Human Health SHEK 2105

    3

    SHEK 3372 Bioassay Techniques SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203
    and SHES 1270

    2

    SHEK 3373 Current Topics in Biohealth
    Science 
    Only for students majoring in Biohealth Science

    3

    (III) ELECTIVE COURSES OF FACULTY (10 CREDITS) [EF]
    *Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation
    (Please refer to courses offered by other institutes or departments (not ISB) within the Faculty of Science)


    University requirements

    International Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above
    or
    • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
     
    • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty. 
    Students are required to enroll in the Malay Language Programme prior to being conferred a degree. 

    English Language Requirements

    Students must obtain:

    • TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 79-80 (IBT) and above
    or
    • IELTS Band 6.0 and above
    or
    • General Certificate of Secondary Education University of Cambridge with a credit pass (Ordinary Level/Advance Level)

    Without any of the above English proficiency certificates, accepted students to UM undergraduate programs would be issued with a conditional offer letter to fulfill the English language requirements.


    Benefits

    1. Possess the knowledge through comprehension of biological principles and concepts especially in biohealth sciences

    2. Apply necessary technical/practical skills to design, develop and finally to execute various projects and consultancies systematically in health related fields

    3. Carry out given responsibilities in a transparent manner to effectively enhance public awareness and knowledge in health-related issues as well as being able in appreciating inter-social relationships

    4. To be a professional with good attitude, positive values as well as to behave ethically at work and when carrying out scientific research

    5. Clearly and effectively communicating information verbally or in writing as well as being able to work as a responsible team player. Also demonstrated leadership skills in various activities/group projects

    6. Adopt and apply suitable scientific methods in problem-solving and at work according to societal and industrial norms

    7. Efficiently manage information and continuously adapting current knowledge in biohealth science for lifelong learning

    8. Effectively plan and execute projects by demonstrating excellent resource management and entrepreneurial spirit

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