Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biohealth Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The purpose of the interdisciplinary program is to produce graduates who have sound knowledge of biological sciences with particular reference to its application to medical and health-related fields. Biohealth Science deals with the scientific basis of health and disease in humans and is currently one of the most rapidly developing areas in biological sciences.

The B.Sc. (Biohealth Science) has been developed for very able students with strong interest and inclination towards health-related disciplines. Students have the opportunity to study fundamental biology in addition to a wide variety of biohealth subjects such as physiology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, neurobiology, histology, health care and DNA recombinant technology.

Entry into the programme is competitive. The programme receives hundreds of applications each year, but accepts only a limited number of students yearly. Selection is based on availability of places and academic merit.

This programme is a major in Biohealth Science. Upon graduation, candidates will be conferred with Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Actuarial Officer (CAO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Life Insurance Actuary
  • Pension Actuary
  • Casualty Actuary
  • Risk Manager
  • Asset/Investment Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Lecturers

Course Modules

Core Subjects:

  • Professional Morals and Ethics
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper I)
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper II)
  • Information Skills
  • Thinking and Communication Skills
  • The Origin and Fundamentals of Science
  • Science, Culture and Religion
  • Science and Current Society
  • Biostatistics / Statistics
  • Life Processes
  • Cell Biology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Population Biology
  • Biology Practical
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Phytochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Human and Animal Physiology
  • Histology
  • Medical Immunology
  • Basic Genetics
  • General Microbiology
  • Biohealth Science Practical I&II
  • Taxonomy and Medicinal Plants
  • Formulation and Preparation of Medicinal Herbs
  • Drug Analysis
  • Electronics in Biology
  • Electron Microscopy and Its Application
  • Bioassay Techniques
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Pharmacognocy
  • Reproduction Physiology
  • Alternative medicine
  • Ethnobotany
  • Neurobiology
  • Health Informatics
  • Disease of Central Nervous System
  • Medical Immunoparasitology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Entomology
  • Health Care
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Topics in Biohealth Science
  • Industrial Training in Biohealth Science

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Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4208 / 4118
Fax: +6(03)7967 4178