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New answer posted

6 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Ernadia Faizzahtul Nabeela,

Biomedical science and biomedical engineering overlap in many ways but essentially the main focus is different. Biomedical science is rooted more in research opportunities and emphasises subjects such as human anatomy, genetics, microbiology, human development, and immunology. Research and observation is the focus of biomedical science.

Biomedical engineering combines the biology and medical knowledge with engineering principles with the purpose of creating devices or procedures for those who seek medical treatment. Thus the course would focus strongly on subjects such as advanced mathematics, physics and chemistry, which are needed in constructing biomedical devices and procedures. Application is the main focus in biomedical engineering.

Hope this helps to clear up the two!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

A degree in psychology would most likely be able to land you an internship in a speech therapy department/institution, because psychology is very intertwined with clinical language sciences, and covers the basics of language impairment in the course. As for what institution you should go for, it's hard to choose between Help, Nottingham and Monash as they all offer psychology degrees of good quality, and each have their own independent strengths. But you may check the reviews of the universities on the Afterschool website to get an honest opinion of what each university is like. 

Check for reviews of the institutions here:

Nottingham

Help

Monash


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

To become a speech therapist, you will need a degree in Speech Sciences. You don't have to go to foreign soil to pursue this course, as UKM offers a degree in Speech Sciences. USM is the only other institute that offers a similar degree, which is a Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology). After obtaining one of these degrees, added with some clinical training, you may become a Speech-Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP). 

Alternatively, you may pursue a different degree, perhaps in psychology/biomedical sciences/science as you had intended, and then obtain a Masters of Speech Language Pathology to practice as an SLP. However, these clinical Masters program are not available in Malaysia. 

As for pathway, the fastest track to getting into a Speech Sciences degree programme would be to take Foundation in Science. You would need a decent CGPA too, ranging from 2.75 to 3.00 depending on the institution. 

If you're interested, IUMW, AIMST, and MAHSA all offer Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Tan Zu Wei,

Biology is a broad subject that biomedical science is a part of. Biomedical science is an applied science that studies biology in more detail how cells, organs, systems and tissues function and affect the other parts of the body.

With a degree in Biology, you can go on to pursue careers in different fields of biology such as microbiology, neurobiology and genetics.

For more information about what you can do with a Biology degree, you can read about it here: https://afterschool.my/biology.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you need further assistance.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Amirah,

Yes, you can be a medical science officer if you complete your degree in Biomedical Science.

If you are looking for universities that offer this course, here is a list of them:
- SEGi University Kota Damansara
- IMU
- CUCST
- UPM
- MAHSA University

If you are interested in enrolling in any of these universities, just click on this link, fill in the form on the top right corner and we will contact you shortly.
https://afterschool.my/segi-university-and-colleges-kota-damansara

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Amirah,

Biomedical science is a degree that focuses on cells, organs, and the system functions of the human body, which is highly relevant to understanding and finding new treatment methods for human sickness and diseases. Take note however, that this degree does not offer a medical training or license.

The study pathway of biomedical science is after your matriculation, you will be completing your Bachelors in Biomedical Science. The entry requirements for each university defers so you will have to make your choice depending on your matriculation results.

As for whether UKM or USM is better, the world university rankings by biological science subjects on QS World Rankings show that USM is ranked 251-300, while UKM is ranked 351 - 400. Choosing the best university will also depend on your own personal preferences, such as location, fees, accommodation choices, etc. But if your main concern is their rankings, then USM would be a better option.

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hey there Amirah,

Upon completion of SPM, you can choose to take either one of the pre-university courses such as A-Levels, Form 6, Matrikulasi, Foundation, ADTP, Diploma, etc.) Whichever one you choose, opt for the one in science stream.

You will need to obtain at least :
-A-Level: Minimum 2Cs, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics or
-STPM: Minimum 2Cs, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics; or
-Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 65, or
-Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or
-Asasi/Matrikulasi: Minimum CGPA of 2.50

in order to be eligible to apply for a biomedical science degree later on.

After completing one of the programmes above, you can proceed to do a Degree in Biomedical science. This will take you approximately 4 years.

Do check out the institutions that offer Biomedical Science by clicking on this link (https://afterschool.my/biomedical-science-courses)
Hope this helps.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Charlotte,

Your case is rather complicated and the answer is very long. It is better if we contact you and explain the detailed process to go about this. If you don't mind, could you please pass us your phone number so we can contact you further about this? If displaying your number here is an issue, you can personally send a message to us on our FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/Afterschool.my/

Looking forward to contacting you soon :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sarah,

Yes, you are eligible to enrol for architecture in those universities. Check out the entry requirements for UTM's degree in Architecture here: Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 pada peringkat STPM;


dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya dengan Gred B- (NGMP 2.67) pada peringkat STPM dalam mana-mana DUA (2) mata pelajaran berikut:-


Physics
Seni Visual
Chemistry
Biology
Ekonomi
Sejarah
Geografi
Information and Comunications Technology
Mathematics M / Mathematics T / Further Mathematics
Pengajian Perniagaan
Perakaunan
Bahasa Melayu
Kesusasteraan Melayu Komunikatif / Literature In English
Bahasa Arab / Bahasa Cina / Bahasa Tamil
Syariah / Usuludin
Sains Sukan

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya kepujian (GRED C) pada peringkat SPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:


Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam ujian MUET

dan

Tidak Rabun Warna

dan

Lulus ujian dan temu duga yang dikendalikan oleh universiti

You can also enrol for a biomedical science course. Please click here to check the entry requirements: https://online.mohe.gov.my/upu/epanduan/syarat/vMenuSyarat.php?jenprog=stpm&pagefunc=syaratByIPTA&carian1=K&carian2=AS&carian3=S&carian4=00086

Hope this helps.

New answer posted

6 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Ernadia Faizzahtul Nabeela,

Biomedical science and biomedical engineering overlap in many ways but essentially the main focus is different. Biomedical science is rooted more in research opportunities and emphasises subjects such as human anatomy, genetics, microbiology, human development, and immunology. Research and observation is the focus of biomedical science.

Biomedical engineering combines the biology and medical knowledge with engineering principles with the purpose of creating devices or procedures for those who seek medical treatment. Thus the course would focus strongly on subjects such as advanced mathematics, physics and chemistry, which are needed in constructing biomedical devices and procedures. Application is the main focus in biomedical engineering.

Hope this helps to clear up the two!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

A degree in psychology would most likely be able to land you an internship in a speech therapy department/institution, because psychology is very intertwined with clinical language sciences, and covers the basics of language impairment in the course. As for what institution you should go for, it's hard to choose between Help, Nottingham and Monash as they all offer psychology degrees of good quality, and each have their own independent strengths. But you may check the reviews of the universities on the Afterschool website to get an honest opinion of what each university is like. 

Check for reviews of the institutions here:

Nottingham

Help

Monash


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

To become a speech therapist, you will need a degree in Speech Sciences. You don't have to go to foreign soil to pursue this course, as UKM offers a degree in Speech Sciences. USM is the only other institute that offers a similar degree, which is a Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology). After obtaining one of these degrees, added with some clinical training, you may become a Speech-Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP). 

Alternatively, you may pursue a different degree, perhaps in psychology/biomedical sciences/science as you had intended, and then obtain a Masters of Speech Language Pathology to practice as an SLP. However, these clinical Masters program are not available in Malaysia. 

As for pathway, the fastest track to getting into a Speech Sciences degree programme would be to take Foundation in Science. You would need a decent CGPA too, ranging from 2.75 to 3.00 depending on the institution. 

If you're interested, IUMW, AIMST, and MAHSA all offer Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Tan Zu Wei,

Biology is a broad subject that biomedical science is a part of. Biomedical science is an applied science that studies biology in more detail how cells, organs, systems and tissues function and affect the other parts of the body.

With a degree in Biology, you can go on to pursue careers in different fields of biology such as microbiology, neurobiology and genetics.

For more information about what you can do with a Biology degree, you can read about it here: https://afterschool.my/biology.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you need further assistance.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Amirah,

Yes, you can be a medical science officer if you complete your degree in Biomedical Science.

If you are looking for universities that offer this course, here is a list of them:
- SEGi University Kota Damansara
- IMU
- CUCST
- UPM
- MAHSA University

If you are interested in enrolling in any of these universities, just click on this link, fill in the form on the top right corner and we will contact you shortly.
https://afterschool.my/segi-university-and-colleges-kota-damansara

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Amirah,

Biomedical science is a degree that focuses on cells, organs, and the system functions of the human body, which is highly relevant to understanding and finding new treatment methods for human sickness and diseases. Take note however, that this degree does not offer a medical training or license.

The study pathway of biomedical science is after your matriculation, you will be completing your Bachelors in Biomedical Science. The entry requirements for each university defers so you will have to make your choice depending on your matriculation results.

As for whether UKM or USM is better, the world university rankings by biological science subjects on QS World Rankings show that USM is ranked 251-300, while UKM is ranked 351 - 400. Choosing the best university will also depend on your own personal preferences, such as location, fees, accommodation choices, etc. But if your main concern is their rankings, then USM would be a better option.

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hey there Amirah,

Upon completion of SPM, you can choose to take either one of the pre-university courses such as A-Levels, Form 6, Matrikulasi, Foundation, ADTP, Diploma, etc.) Whichever one you choose, opt for the one in science stream.

You will need to obtain at least :
-A-Level: Minimum 2Cs, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics or
-STPM: Minimum 2Cs, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics; or
-Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 65, or
-Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or
-Asasi/Matrikulasi: Minimum CGPA of 2.50

in order to be eligible to apply for a biomedical science degree later on.

After completing one of the programmes above, you can proceed to do a Degree in Biomedical science. This will take you approximately 4 years.

Do check out the institutions that offer Biomedical Science by clicking on this link (https://afterschool.my/biomedical-science-courses)
Hope this helps.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Charlotte,

Your case is rather complicated and the answer is very long. It is better if we contact you and explain the detailed process to go about this. If you don't mind, could you please pass us your phone number so we can contact you further about this? If displaying your number here is an issue, you can personally send a message to us on our FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/Afterschool.my/

Looking forward to contacting you soon :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sarah,

Yes, you are eligible to enrol for architecture in those universities. Check out the entry requirements for UTM's degree in Architecture here: Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 pada peringkat STPM;


dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya dengan Gred B- (NGMP 2.67) pada peringkat STPM dalam mana-mana DUA (2) mata pelajaran berikut:-


Physics
Seni Visual
Chemistry
Biology
Ekonomi
Sejarah
Geografi
Information and Comunications Technology
Mathematics M / Mathematics T / Further Mathematics
Pengajian Perniagaan
Perakaunan
Bahasa Melayu
Kesusasteraan Melayu Komunikatif / Literature In English
Bahasa Arab / Bahasa Cina / Bahasa Tamil
Syariah / Usuludin
Sains Sukan

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya kepujian (GRED C) pada peringkat SPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:


Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam ujian MUET

dan

Tidak Rabun Warna

dan

Lulus ujian dan temu duga yang dikendalikan oleh universiti

You can also enrol for a biomedical science course. Please click here to check the entry requirements: https://online.mohe.gov.my/upu/epanduan/syarat/vMenuSyarat.php?jenprog=stpm&pagefunc=syaratByIPTA&carian1=K&carian2=AS&carian3=S&carian4=00086

Hope this helps.

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