(http://afterschool. my/as/wp- content/uploads/2012/12/biomedical-science_3. png)Do you enjoy science and its practical application, particularly in health care or research? Do you find satisfaction in looking after the health and wellbeing of people? Then you might want to consider s career in Biomedical Science.
This course is the application of biology-based science to medical use, be it research, health monitoring or treatment. A biomedical science degree will give you an opportunity to study a different aspect of medicine, which leans more towards genetics, nature of diseases and how to cure those diseases such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, animal cloning, and so forth. Subjects may include biochemistry, genetics, haematology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology and pharmacology.
In Malaysia, Biomedical Science has blossomed into a dynamic field of study and profession in line with the increased sophistication of medicine. With this growth, there has been a growing demand for highly skilled biomedical scientists competent to perform and analyse diagnostic and therapeutic treatments to improve human health. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CAREERS IN MALAYSIA Biomedical Science graduates have a wide range of job opportunities to choose from.
The knowledge you gain in Biomedical Science opens doors into almost any field related to research and analysis, from medicine, veterinary science and biotechnology to agriculture, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, forensics and even to scientific journalism. (http://afterschool. my/as/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/biomedical-science_1. png) I agree to the Terms & Conditions Keep me updated with the Afterschool. my Newsletter Send me more information Handphone Email Select Current Qualification Select Level of Study At present, Malaysia is planning to offer high-value and more comprehensive healthcare products and services.
Population growth, current health care infrastructure as well as government initiatives will foster this growth. Base on the Economic Transformation Programme, pharmaceuticals and medical technology products will be given priority. (http://etp. pemandu. gov. my/[email protected] More_on_Healthcare. aspx) The country will also develop a more profitable medical technology sub- sectors such as medical devices, diagnostics equipment and healthcare information technology. Malaysia’s medical devices sector alone is continuing to gain momentum with RM12. 5 billion worth of exports in 2012.
It hopes to produce high-end equipment such as devices for electromedical, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, and in-vitro diagnostics. With better services and access to a wide range of medical services, Malaysia is expected to increase its earnings in the coming years. For private hospital services market alone, Malaysia have earned revenues worth RM7. 48 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach RM13. 79 billion in 2015. (http://www. businesscircle. com. my/medical-tourism-in-malaysia/#more-560).
SPECIALISATIONS Medical Microbiology Focuses on disease-causing microorganisms, and includes the identification, management and treatment of said microorganisms. Apart from directly dealing with patients medical microbiologists are involved in teaching and research, which has proven vital to medical doctors. Clinical Chemistry This is an area of pathology dealing with bodily fluids.
Focuses on laboratory analysis, tests and studies related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Basic areas of testing include the endocrine system, the immune system and the testing for drugs (toxicology). Transfusion Science Focuses on supporting hospital blood banks and blood transfusion services, for example ensuring blood groups of both donors and patients are compatible.
Haematology Focuses on the morphology and physiology of blood. Histopathology Focuses on the study and analysis of tissue samples using specialist techniques. Cytology Focuses on the study and analysis of cellular materials using specialist techniques. Virology Focuses on the study and analysis of infections using specialist tests. Immunology Focuses on the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. This includes autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency and transplant rejection.