Medicine & Health Science

Studying Medicine and Health Science is a study into the structure and function of the human body. This expertise may be applied directly in the medical research and clinical health domains in both private industry and hospital settings. Find out about the specific courses within the medical field here!

Courses Under Medicine & Health Science

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Do you want to help people in the future? Do you have a sharp sense of hearing? (eavesdropping doesn’t count). Do you want to be like a doctor but specialise in a certain area? Well then, lend us your ears as we enlighten you on the study of Audiology in Malaysia and what it will entail.

A course in Audiology would enable you to be a Speech Pathologist or Audiologist. You get to help patients protect and strengthen two of the most delicate and important human senses: hearing and speech. From early detection to treating ear and speech-related conditions, patients are able to carry out their daily routine comfortably, all because of the expertise Audiologists and Speech Pathologists provide. Patients living with diverse hearing problems and even hearing loss can now enjoy doing what they love to do, from listening to songs to communicating with their family members.

Are you curious about how DNA works in a human body? Or how do humans get sick? (apart from living an unhealthy lifestyle). And how do people get inherited diseases from their ancestors if they’ve already passed away? If all these questions are on your mind, then Biomedical Science is what you’ve been looking for. Stick around to uncover why studying this course in Malaysia might be the one for you.

Biomedical Science covers all aspects of genetics and DNA, a more up-close study of Biology as compared to Medicine. A degree in this course will teach you about the nature of diseases, how they come about, ways to cure it, cloning, and find out if there is even a cure for AIDS. Subjects may include biochemistry, genetics, hematology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology and pharmacology. You will acquire basic medical laboratory skills and work with microscopes a lot. Graduates have a wide range of job opportunities to choose from. The knowledge you gain opens doors into almost any field related to research and analysis, from medicine, veterinary science and biotechnology to agriculture, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, forensics and even to scientific journalism.

Do you brush your teeth, not once but twice a day? Are you obsessed with having pearly white teeth, not just on yourself but everyone around you? Do you have an inner knack for helping people? If you do, then you may want to consider taking up the course of dentistry. Let us explain exactly what the course will entail and help you decide if it’s the one for you.

Dentistry involves delivering safe and effective dental care to patients, diagnose and provide treatments for a variety of oral health issues. It branches out to a few aspects whether in general dentistry or areas in orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics or endodontics. Some job responsibilities also include working with a team of dentistry professionals and overseeing the work of others in the office.

Are you interested in medicine, but perhaps put off by the duration or the cost? Do you love the hands-on aspect of most activities? Do you like analysing all the little intricate details that surround you? Do you like the idea of working in a lab and being surrounded by test tubes, wearing those cool goggles and lab coats? Then you may want to consider the course of Medical Laboratory Technology in Malaysia. What is that, I hear you ask? Well, sit back and let us explain, in detail, what this study will entail.

A course in Medical Laboratory Technology will teach you to perform and analyse the results of complex scientific tests. A degree in Medical Laboratory Technology with sufficient experience will lead you to highly-trained professional career where you’ll be working in hospitals and laboratories using sophisticated apparatus. A profession in this field will allow you to collaborate with physicians or laboratory directors on patient data.

Have you always pictured yourself helping people? Have you always dreamt of having a stethoscope swung around your neck, walking through the halls of a hospital like a boss? Are you dedicated and willing to put in hours upon hours of effort coupled with a lack of sleep to achieve your goals in life? Then perhaps you may want to consider a career in medicine. Read on as we treat any misconceptions on the study of Medicine in Malaysia.

The subject looks into the different methods of diagnosis, treatment methods and ways to prevent the same illness from occurring. Studying Medicine takes a lot of hard work and long hours, however the end result is what most Doctors are in for.

Has your dream always been to help people in need? Are you a people person, someone who just has a way with words, able to communicate with anyone and everyone? Do you have a keen interest in Biology, namely how the body functions? Are one of your heroes Florence Nightingale? If you do, then read on as we introduce you to the study of Nursing in Malaysia, which might just be for you!

A degree in Nursing will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge needed to care for the sick. This profession sometimes seems to be more of a service than a job so besides medical knowledge and skills, graduates also need to be full of compassion, patience, love and care for patients of all ages. Once Doctors have performed surgery and Pharmacists have prescribed medication to a patient, a nurse will follow-up to ensure the wellbeing of the patient is being taken care of. They are said to be the linchpin in the healthcare industry as they provide the bulk of daily care, serve as mediators between patients and the therapist and, sometimes, even fill the role of Doctors. They also work with healthy people by providing preventative healthcare and wellness information.

Have you always been fascinated by how our eyes work, how they translate all those vivid colours that surrounds us with images after relaying information to our brains? Do you know the difference between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist? Well, if you do, then you may want to consider a future in Optometry. Let us slowly open your eyes to this study in Malaysia and what is in store for those who enrol.

Optometry involves treating a patient’s vision by doing medical diagnosis of the most delicate area of the senses: the eyes. The field of Optometry involves a variety of techniques and instruments to understand the patient’s vision needs. A course in Optometry would prepare you to launch a career in the primary eyecare service. The expansion of new technology in the market gives an opportunity for Optometrists to also expand their practice, specialisations and develop their career in the healthcare industry. It’s important not to be confused between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist. The former detects and diagnose eye diseases. Once they detect a visual complaint which requires medical or surgical treatment, the patient may be referred to a general medical practitioner or an Ophthalmologist.

Are you intrigued at how medicines work in the human body, somehow helping people recover when they take their prescribed medications? Are you good at chemistry and biology? Do you have an interest in the medical field? If you do, then you may want to consider studying Pharmacy in Malaysia.

Various patients have different conditions and level of pain so it is crucial for them to receive the proper amount of medication to be treated of their illness - not too little because that wouldn’t be effective and not too much because it will cause an overdose. You don’t want to end up in jail, do you? This job is done by a Pharmacist; being in charge of dispensing the right amount of medication needed. They are on the front lines of ensuring individuals receive proper drug and therapeutic treatments for health issues. Using a rather intriguing combination of subjects such as chemistry and biology combined with physics and mathematics, a Pharmacist derives the safest pharmacological applications possible. With an expertise in all these subjects, Pharmacists ensure safe pharmacological practices.

Are you much better with your hands when practising what you’ve studied compared to taking exams on the same topic? Have you always wanted a career in sports, but something more stable? Have you always wanted to do good and help people? If you said 'yes' to at least one of the above, then you may want to consider studying Physiotherapy in Malaysia. Let us slowly ease you into what this course will entail.

Physiotherapy is a special branch under Medicine that helps remediate impairments in movement, and promote patients' quality of life through physical intervention to improve mobility and function. Contrary to popular belief, Physiotherapy is not simply about bending people hither and thither. If you find joy in helping the injured walk, helping people cope with the weaknesses in their muscles and joints, finding ways to alleviate back pain, supporting people with acute physical disabilities or simply interested in the various aspects of human movement, then you should consider Physiotherapy as a profession.

Have you always wanted to work in a hospital but don’t want to have to interact with patients or the morbidity and toxicity that comes with it? Do you have a keen eye for detail? Have you ever thought that reading X-rays were cool despite being only black and white? If you do, then you may want to consider studying a course on Radiography & Medical Imaging in Malaysia. Let us show you what the course will entail, with detail.

Radiography & Medical Imaging involves the use of X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging modalities to create diagnostic images for analysis and interpretation. The knowledge and skills you learn from this degree course will play a pivotal role in the health sector. Your job as a trained health professional, will involve performing medical imaging on patience, then interpreting it and communicating the results to the doctor. You will be working with lots of high-tech medical equipments such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, etc.

Do you love sports? More importantly, do you understand what it means when Rafael Nadal suffers a groin injury at Wimbledon? Do you know the importance of maintaining a strict diet for a runner like Usain Bolt? If you do, then you may want to consider studying Sports Science in Malaysia.

Sports Science is a rather new study but has rapidly gained popularity the past decade as more and more famous sportsmen are receiving the spotlight, including Malaysian athletes taking part in the Olympics and other world-class competitions. Today, the sports industry has advanced, so much so, that it has profited a staggering €45 billion in marketing and ticketing revenue alone. The fact that it is now offered as a standalone course in tertiary institutions reflects the seriousness the world approach sports and fitness today. Sports Science is a multidisciplinary subject, combining different fields such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics, nutrition, business and sports management.

The skills and practices are usually based on the the theories, beliefs and experiences that are deemed as sacred and are usually indigenous related.

Did you know that plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history? Did you also know that plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers can be used for medicinal purposes? If you did, then read on as we take a back into the world of traditional medicine.

Traditional Medicine comprises medical aspects of traditional knowledge that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as ""the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.

Is one of your favourite movies Dr. Doolittle? Not because of Eddie Murphy’s funny antics, but rather the way he connected with the animals he treated. Do you love animals as much as you do people (sometimes even a little more)? Then perhaps you may want to study Veterinary Medicine in Malaysia.

A course in Veterinary Medicine will enable you to prevent and treat illnesses and injuries in animals. You can specialise in a type of Veterinary Medicine such as surgery, and/or a group of animals, such as horses, dogs or wildlife. You’d be equipped with the duties of a typical doctor but you’ll be performing it on animals instead. Your job scope will include diagnosis, performing operations, provide aid and healthcare, prescribing medications and administering vaccinations. Studying in this field will also require you to conduct research in areas such as biomedical sciences, work very long hours and prepare for emergency situations.

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