Route to bio­med­i­cal science

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IF you en­joyed car­ry­ing out ex­per­i­ments and han­dling equip­ment dur­ing science classes in sec­ondary school, then bio­med­i­cal science may be right for you. As you ad­vance on this path, you will dis­cover that there is more to this field than meets the eye.

With Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia qual­i­fi­ca­tions, you can pur­sue the Di­ploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy of­fered at SEGi Univer­sity and Col­leges.

This pro­gramme in­cludes a med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory place­ment, pro­vid­ing hands- on train­ing in the com­po­nents of bio­chem­istry, haema­tol­ogy, serol­ogy, histopathol­ogy, cy­tol­ogy, mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy and par­a­sitol­ogy.

Upon com­ple­tion, you can pro­ceed to the Bach­e­lor of Bio­med­i­cal Science ( Hons) of­fered at SEGi Univer­sity.

This pro­gramme is in line with the Na­tional Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Strate­gic Plan to pro­duce a de­sir­able per­cent­age of sci­en­tists and re­searchers in Malaysia to cater to the grow­ing de­mand of the health­care in­dus­try.

Bio­med­i­cal science mostly in­volves the study of hu­man bi­ol­ogy as well as viruses, bac­te­ria and other life forms that in­flu­ence the hu­man body.

Bio­med­i­cal science stu­dents study the hu­man body and are ex­posed to var­i­ous med­i­cal di­ag­nos­tics and lat­est de­vel­op­ments cov­er­ing the ar­eas of anatomy and phys­i­ol­ogy, clin­i­cal bio­chem­istry, hu­man ge­net­ics, med­i­cal mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, cel­lu­lar pathol­ogy, blood sciences and phar­ma­col­ogy.

With this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you can be­come a bio­med­i­cal scientist, foren­sic scientist, health­care scientist, mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gist and tox­i­col­o­gist, among oth­ers.

The Di­ploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy is avail­able at SEGi cam­puses in Kota Da­mansara, Kuala Lumpur, Pe­nang and Sarawak.

The Bach­e­lor of Bio­med­i­cal Science ( Hons) pro­gramme is avail­able only at SEGi Univer­sity in Kota Da­mansara.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call SEGi Univer­sity ( 03- 6145 1777 or 1800 887 344), SEGi Col­lege Kuala Lumpur ( 03- 2070 2078 or 1800 888 028) or SEGi Col­lege Pe­nang ( 04- 263 3888) or e- mail askme@ segi. edu. my or visit www. segi. edu. my.

Bio­med­i­cal science stu­dents at SEGi are ex­posed to a wide range of med­i­cal di­ag­nos­tics and de­vel­op­ments.

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