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Health Science Courses in Malaysia 2020

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You have a burning passion to save lives and make an impact in society. You feel comfortable and want to work either in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, or even nursing homes. You are considering a career in the Health Science industry one day but uncertain which course to study. Let us dive in and understand the Health Science field.

What is Health Science?

Health Science is a large group of disciplines using the application of engineering, mathematics, science, and technology to deliver health care to humans and animals. This field focuses on the study, research, understanding, and the applications of how humans and animals function to improve their health. 

Not only that, Health Science emphasizes health care, health promotion, disease prevention, and improving the lives of their patients.  

What are the disciplines in Health Science?

Health Science comprises a wide variety of disciplines and you can choose which one would you like to venture in for your education. Examples of the disciplines in Health Science are:

This is the study of health care practice to diagnose, treat, and prevent sickness and injury in someone’s life. Usually, students study medicine before their pursuit to become a medical practitioner such as a nurse, doctor, or even surgeon.

This area focuses on human oral health in which dentists will examine, diagnose and treat patients’ oral conditions. Not only that, dentists specializing in this area are allowed to perform surgery to improve the oral conditions of a patient.

Science of behavior and mental processes in which mental health is diagnosed and treated such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression or even Schizophrenia. Psychologists or psychiatrists will help the patients to improve their mental health by prescribing medications, psychotherapy, or other suitable methods.

Science and techniques for preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and provide additional clinical services. The correct drugs with the correct dose will help to cure diseases but the wrong prescription may cause a fatal accident. 

The study of human eyes and how to improve visuals either through visual devices such as eyeglasses and contact lenses or through eye surgery.

Focuses on human wellbeing and helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists usually can help with asthma, back pain and in preparing for childbirth.

This is a field where diseases are being studied and researched to find the treatment. Usually, students will learn more about human anatomy, microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry to understand the diseases and thus, be able to find the cure.

8. Medical Imaging

This is a technique and process of creating visual representations of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention. Examples of imaging are X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound.

This examines the interaction between the environment and human health. It focuses on the natural & built environments for the benefits of society. It will examine areas such as the quality of air, water and nutritious food.

Skills to Study Health Science

Attention to details

Students will be dealing with lives. Therefore, it goes without saying that students must have a full concentration in every detail to avoid mistakes that will lead to tragedy.

Problem-solving skills

You will be solving cases that require your knowledge. You need to troubleshoot and find a solution that will help others.

Ability to work well under pressure

You will be pushed to reach your full potential limit either in taking exams or diagnosing patients. You are required to think and decide fast as every second is important to save lives.

Science and Mathematical skills

Students must have a strong passion and in-depth knowledge in Science and Mathematics. This is because a wrong application of knowledge may cause a life.

Career Opportunities

General Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement: A-Level, STPM, UEC, Diploma, IB, Foundation or equivalent
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Top Universities to Study Health Science in Malaysia

Below is the list of universities according to the principles of Health Science.

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

5 years

RM 395,500

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

5 years

RM 381,850

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

SEGi University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

5 years

RM 351,100

Mahsa University

Doctor of Dental Surgery

5 years

RM 409,150

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Psychology

3 years

RM 39,500

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

4 years

RM26,925

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

4 years

RM165,510

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

4 years

RM 103,650

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

SEGi University

Bachelor of Optometry

4 years

RM100,000

Management and Science University

Bachelor of Optometry

4 years

RM100,000

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

4 years

RM103,740

INTI International University & Colleges

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy

4 years

RM92,689

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

3.5 years

RM31,500

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science 

3 years

RM45,000

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons)

4 years

RM78,640

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Environmental Science

3 years

RM46,000

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons)

4 years

RM65,600

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Study Optometry in Malaysia

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The Eyes are the window to your soul. - William Shakespeare

Eyes are one of the most important organs in our body. We walk, read, watch, send text and drive with our eyes being the compass. It is crucial for us to take good care of our eyes because William Shakespeare used to say the eyes are the window to your soul. We can see someone is sleepy, happy or tired based on their eyes. That is why many companies are producing vitamins, contact lenses and eye drops that target the health of the human eyes.

🧐 Fun Fact: You see things upside down – it is your brain which turns the image the right way up.

So, if you want to learn more about the human eyes and thinking to establish a career in this field, first we need to learn the important terminologies, so let’s go!

Ophthalmology –

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. 

Optometry –

Health profession that examines eyes and apply visual systems for eye defects or abnormalities.

Opticianry –

Professional practise of filling prescriptions for eye lenses, dispensing eyeglasses and fitting contact lenses.

Ophthalmologist –

Medical doctor that specializes in eyes treatment.

Optometrist –

Health care professionals who provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations.

Optician –

Trained individuals that design, verify and provide visual systems to correct eyesight.

🧐 Fun Fact: A newborn baby will cry, but not produce any tears. Babies do not produce tears until they are around six weeks old.

Many people confuse between optician, optometrist and ophthalmologist. They may sound the same but there are big differences between these 3 professions. You can find detailed explanations on their job scope, necessary skills and education pathway for each profession below. By the end of this article, you will get to know which profession might suit you.

Who is an optician?

Opticians are people that received thorough training to help you to find your suitable vision correcting devices such as eyeglasses and contact-lenses. They are the first people that you will encounter when seeking out vision care.

What are the job scopes of an optician?

What skills do opticians need?

What education pathway to become an optician?

Where to study opticianry in Malaysia?

Vision College

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Program

Diploma in Opticianry

Intake

January, April, July & October

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

SPM/ UEC: 3 credits including 2 from Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.

*Prerequisite: Pass in English

Annual Indicative Fees 

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For other entry requirements other than stated above, contact us 😃

If you think the profession is calling your name, contact us now!

🧐 Fun Fact: The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.

Who is an Optometrist?

Health care professionals who examine, diagnose and treat your eyes. They have bigger responsibilities than opticians. They will detect your vision problems and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses as needed.

What are the job scopes of an Optometrist?

What skills do optometrists need?

What is the education pathway to become an optometrist?

Where to study optometry in Malaysia?

SEGi University

Program

Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

Intake

May & September

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

STPM: CGPA 3.0

A-Level: BBBor AAC

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Mathematics 

Indicative Fees 2020

RM 100,000/ USD 23,981 

For other entry requirements other than stated above, contact us 😃

Managements and Science University

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Program

Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

Intake

Ask us now

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

STPM/ A-Level: 2.5

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Mathematics 

Indicative Fees 2020

RM 95,000 – 100,000

For other entry requirements other than stated above, contact us 😃

If you think that becoming an optometrist is your future profession, call us now!

🧐 Fun Fact: Heterochromia refers to a condition where eyes are two different colours.

Who is an ophthalmologist?

A medical doctor that specializes in treatment of illness, diseases, injuries and conditions that affect eyes. They are also capable of performing surgery such as lasik surgery.

What are the job scopes of an ophthalmologist?

What skills do ophthalmologists need?

What is the education pathway to become an ophthalmologist?

Because ophthalmologists are medical doctors, they need to study medicine and specialize in ophthalmology along the way. Read here on the pathway to study medicine and recommended universities: Top 5 Universities to Study Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) in Malaysia 2020.

To know more on how to become a medical doctor and specialising in eyes, contact us now!

🧐 Fun Fact: A shark’s cornea is used in human eye surgery, as it is the most similar to the human cornea

If you are interested in any of the courses and universities, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist you, for FREE!

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Stephanie Calamba
Part time ACCA student, part time content writer but full time child of God.

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