An IMU Med­i­cal Biotech­nol­ogy de­gree leads to post­grad stud­ies

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WITH a ques­tion­ing mind and de­sire to learn how to use the­ory or knowl­edge on solv­ing prob­lems, Kong Zhi Xian de­cided to en­rol into the IMU Med­i­cal Biotech­nol­ogy ( MB) pro­gramme. He has since grad­u­ated top of his grad­u­at­ing class and is cur­rently pur­su­ing post­grad­u­ate stud­ies ( PhD) at Univer­sity of Malaya. His re­search is in med­i­cal mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy at the Fac­ulty of Medicine, ba­si­cally fo­cus­ing on car­bapenem- re­sis­tant En­ter­obac­te­ri­aceae ( CRE).

Kong at­trib­uted his cur­rent achieve­ment to his valu­able ex­po­sure in IMU. “The IMU MB course con­sists of many mod­ules per se­mes­ter that lay an essen­tial wide foun­da­tion nec­es­sary for my field of study. Be­sides, prac­ti­cal or ex­per­i­ment skills are well de­liv­ered by lec­tur­ers, es­pe­cially the com­pre­hen­sive hand­son skill, which will sig­nif­i­cantly af­fect the re­search out­puts. Fur­ther­more, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­per­sonal skills de­vel­oped through­out the course have helped to smoothen my daily per­for­mance at work,” he said. “My best ex­pe­ri­ence is be­ing given many chances to carry out hands- on ac­tiv­i­ties from where I de­vel­oped my prac­ti­cal skills, which are very im­por­tant for my field. Be­sides, I also got to learn some­thing when I was min­gling with stu­dents from other pro­grammes. I got to know their learn­ing style as dif­fer­ent cour­ses do have dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles. I try to mix their style and change it to suit me, which en­ables me to achieve a bal­ance in stud­ies and so­cial life.”

Kong feels that he is very for­tu­nate to have great sup­port from his fam­ily and IMU lec­tur­ers who guided him for his cur­rent suc­cess, “My par­ents has greatly sup­ported and en­cour­aged me to pur­sue my post­grad­u­ate study. They are al­ways by my side, en­cour­ag­ing me to go for­ward and calm­ing my mind when I was dis­ap­pointed on my re­search out­put. IMU lec­tur­ers not only play a great role in de­liv­er­ing great knowl­edge to me. Their ad­vice helped me to fore­see the ex­pec­ta­tion and im­por­tance of post­grad­u­ate study in the re­search field. Last but not least, I am also grate­ful to my course­mates, who are al­ways very help­ful in both my stud­ies and per­sonal life.”

IMU’s Med­i­cal Biotech­nol­ogy De­gree cur­ricu­lum is de­vel­oped to meet in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and ac­cepted by renowned in­ter­na­tional part­ner uni­ver­si­ties ( Univer­sity of New­cas­tle, Aus­tralia or Univer­sity of Strath­clyde, UK) for credit trans­fer into rel­e­vant pro­grammes. Stu­dents can also com­plete the en­tire de­gree at IMU. IMU is also the first Malaysian univer­sity that pro­vides a com­plete and spe­cialised un­der­grad­u­ate train­ing in Med­i­cal Biotech­nol­ogy.

Grad­u­ates can un­der­take post­grad­u­ate de­grees in any re­lated dis­ci­pline. The Med­i­cal Biotech­nol­ogy pro­gramme in IMU ex­poses you to in­dus­trial at­tach­ments lo­cally or abroad, giv­ing you the op­por­tu­nity to gain valu­able in­dus­trial ex­pe­ri­ence and the re­quired skills to be im­me­di­ately ready for em­ploy­ment. This would also give you a dis­tinct and added ad­van­tage in your ca­reer.

The pro­gramme com­mences this month.

If you have pre- univer­sity qual­i­fi­ca­tions and an in­ter­est in Med­i­cal Biotech­nol­ogy, ap­ply on­line now and join the univer­sity in your pur­suit of a promis­ing and re­ward­ing ca­reer. If you have just com­pleted your SPM and do not have pre- univer­sity qual­i­fi­ca­tion, con­sider en­rolling in the one- year IMU Foun­da­tion in Science ( FiS), the pre­ferred foun­da­tion and di­rect route for en­try into any of the univer­sity’s lo­cal de­gree pro­grammes.

Kong Zhi Xian at­trib­uted his achieve­ment to his valu­able ex­po­sure in Imu.

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