Bachelor in Medical Sciences (Hons)

Introduction

The Bachelor in Medical Sciences (Hons) (BMS) is an undergraduate academic programme that forms the essence of the scientific basis in Medicine. The programme is aimed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to contribute to future progress in understanding, diagnosing, caring and curing human in wellness and in disease. The graduates from this programme may also further their studies towards masters, doctorate level or pursue a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy through MSU’s International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).


Objective

Offering of this program aims at:

  1. Integrating the knowledge, attitude, and skills in medical sciences across the curriculum.

  2. Providing students with the knowledge and skills in both clinical and diagnostic aspects of medical sciences.

  3. Encouraging students to further their education towards Masters and PhD levels which will enable them to contribute to the field of clinical teaching.

  4. Preparing students with sufficient knowledge, attitude, and skills should the qualified candidates opt to endeavour into MBBS programme.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to further pursue in Medicine, or Dentistry in various university worldwide. With the paradigm shift towards graduate entry for Medical schools globally, this programme proved to be pertinent and essential for students to pave their way to do medicine or dentistry. Graduates not intending to pursue in Medicine will find themselves better opportunity to be selected and play managerial posts in the workforce especially when they already have professional diploma qualifications eg. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Medical Assistant, Diploma in Physiotherapy etc.


Those who have interest in education will find ample opportunities to be recruited as tutors in health related education programmes. They could also venture into health journalism and embark into medical researches as Research Assistants.


Course Content

BMS is conducted over a period of 3 years. The first two years offer a broad curriculum in the relevant scientific disciplines related to medicine. The teaching-learning activity is geared into substantially describing and discovering how the different human systems (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal tract) work, relating cellular and molecular to whole-body aspects of both normal and diseased states. Emphasis on communication and ‘soft’ skills, integrity and attitude are also evident by the occurrence of subjects related to ethics, morals and the English language.


During the final year, candidates will be exposed to the healthcare and medical industries whereby the curriculum offered are tailored to the needs of the industries concerned as well as the requirement to further in Medicine or Dentistry. Clinical training as well as the research projects undertaken would provide the appropriate platform for the candidates’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitude pertinent to the areas of medical science of the candidates’ interests.


What is the difference between Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences?

The basic difference between Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences lie on the focus of the study. Medical Sciences focus on the human and factors that affect the normal function of the human being. Biomedical Science, on the other hand, centres on the biological factors that affect the human.

 

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