Postgraduate: Biomedical sciences - the world is your oyster
Whether you are interested in drug discovery or working in a forensic sciences laboratory, biomedical sciences can lead you towards that path. With the knowledge and skills acquired from your education, you can work as a scientist, pursue postgraduate education, get involved in scientific writing, or even emulate your lecturers.
Alternatively, if your dream is to work in a hospital, your role would be to carry out key laboratory tests and investigations on human samples, thus assisting doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
The programme we offer at UNMC is suitable for those who are presently studying biology or chemistry as one of their pre-university subjects, those who thrive on challenges and work under pressure and are highly motivated and committed to learning both during and after their formal education and anyone who has a keen interest in healthcare studies and careers.
From a personal perspective, the most enjoyable part of my job comes from my dual role as an educator and researcher at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
As an educator, I am honoured to be contributing towards the knowledge that students will employ in their future careers. From a research perspective,
I thrive on the fact that I am involved in ground-breaking biomedical sciences research.
You can be spoilt for choice on the direction of your career path. If you enjoy the life of a researcher, numerous world-renowned universities, and the pharmaceutical industry employ biomedical scientists to carry out innovative research ranging from stem cell research, to finding the new anticancer or anti-HIV drugs. A biomedical science graduate possessing the ‘gift of the gab’ can weave a successful career in medical sales and hospitals are never shy from the need of biomedical scientists, due to their important contribution towards diagnosing and treating patients.
Students can also specialise in the following areas:
• cellular pathology
• clinical biochemistry
I advise students to welcome the challenges of their education with open arms, as it is the start of a fulfilling and enjoyable professional career.
Dr Yvonne Mbaki is an Assistant Professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of
Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
For more information, visit www.nottingham.edu.my/Biomedsci