Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology (IMU)

by | Jan 25, 2021

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ABOUT THE MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DEGREE

Science has seen mankind’s quality of life improve by leaps and bounds since the bubonic plague plunged Europe into the Dark Ages. As much as scientific progress in vaccines has resolved historically deadly diseases such as polio and others, the continual emergence of new and old diseases emphasizes the importance of medical biotechnology to improve healthcare delivery.

Throughout history, we have benefitted from these amazing discoveries; from Edward Jenner who created the world’s first vaccination for small pox, to the use of contact lenses to non-invasively monitor blood glucose in diabetic patients, and up to today where scientists have created biotechnology software to identify human faces with DNA left behind at crime scenes as well as wearable tattoos to monitor our important body functions by sending the information directly to the smart phones of our doctors.

Medical biotechnology students at IMU will learn how to contribute towards developing beneficial products to prevent and treat human diseases, learn how to communicate your findings to the general public and eventually to market your own biotechnology products and set up your own companies.

Amongst the teaching methodologies conducted in the programme include: face-to-face lectures, laboratory practicals, small group teaching (problem based learning and tutorials), workshops, computer-aided learning (CAL), seminars, presentations, industrial visits, video reviews, internships, guided reading and portfolio as well as original and independent research work.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SHORT SEMESTER

  • MPU U1 Ethnics Relations
  • MPU U1 Islamic and Asian Civilisation
  • MPU U1 Malaysian Studies 3
  • MPU U1 Malay Language Communication 2
  • MPU U3 Nutrition and Wellness/
  • History of Health Professional/
  • Introduction to Media Literacy/
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy and
  • Horror/ Survey of Asian Literature

SEMESTER 1

  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science Communication
  • Chemistry for Biotechnologists
  • Biodiversity and Conservaton for Biotechnology
  • Instrumentation, Biosafety and Quality Management
  • Molecular Blology and Immunology
  • MPU U2 English for Health
  • Sciences/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A

SEMESTER 2

  • General Pharmacology
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Ethics and Biotechnology
  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Fundamental of Bioinformatics

SEMESTER 3

  • Analytical Chemistry for Biotechnologists 1
  • Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Forensic Science
  • Fundamental of Structural Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Management and Experimentation on Animals
  • Elective: Algorithms and Data Structure/ Medical Epidemiology and Public Health*
    * Choose 1 elective module

SEMESTER 4

  • Toxicology and Toxicology
  • Omics Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Biotechniques in
  • Biotechnology and Community Health
  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • MPU U4 Social Responsibility

SHORT SEMESTER

  • Pathology for Biotechnologists
  • Research Methodology
  • Current Trends in Medical Biotechnology
    Free Elective: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Radiobiology ”
    * Choose 1 elective module

SEMESTER 5

  • Medical Biotechnology Research Projects
  • Elective: Research and Commercialization in Biotechnology / Business Management/ Fundamentals of
    Cosmeceuticals / Bio Pharming: Harvesting Therapeutics/ Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Supplements*
    *Choose any 3 elective modules

SEMESTER 6

  • Biotechnology Internship

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