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Careers in Biomedical Science

21 Jun 2013

Are you looking for a career in a laboratory that offers opportunities for growth and continual development? Are you looking for a chance to make a real difference in people’s lives? If this is what you are looking for in your career, consider a career in biomedical science. Biomedical scientists are valued members of any healthcare team and they perform analyses on blood and other body fluids that are useful in detecting disease. Working closely with doctors and other healthcare professionals, biomedical scientists can be involved in forensic medicine, research, education, management and scientific journalism. Biomedical scientists may be employed by public and private hospital laboratories, public health laboratories and private pathology laboratories. Biomedical scientists analyse specimens of blood and body fluid, enabling diagnosis of illness and evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment. Their nature of work includes performing chemical analysis of body fluids and haematological analysis of blood samples, isolating micro-organisms and matching the blood of donors to recipient to ensure compatibility. Biomedical scientists may be involved in medical, veterinary and agricultural research in universities and research/health institutions. Industries employing biomedical scientists for research and development include pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, cosmetics and toiletries. Examples of biomedical science research include research on causes and cures of diseases for example, cancer, AIDS and hepatitis, animal cloning, gene therapy as well as discovery, development and production of biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic products and chemicals. Biomedical science graduates can undertake postgraduate degrees in any of the related disciplines. They could also pursue a career in education. The biomedical science degree can be used as graduate entry into medicine. Biomedical science graduates can also enter the police force in the area of forensics or enter scientific journalism. In order to become a biomedical scientist, you must undergo a formal education / training which will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills. This is one of the programmes offered at the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university founded 21 years ago

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