An education in health sciences can open doors to a highly rewarding yet challenging career. At the School of Health Sciences, you can choose from a diverse range of undergraduate programmes: Dietetics with Nutrition, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology and Nursing.
You will be learning in an environment that promotes teamwork, mutual respect, lifelong learning and continuous development. As a graduate, you can apply the knowledge and skills to a multitude of settings. Our degree programmes will help provide you with a competitive edge that you need to meet tomorrow’s healthcare challenges.
Step into a transformative realm of education at the School of Health Sciences, where we go beyond textbooks to cultivate well-rounded healthcare professionals with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence.
Message from the Dean
Prof Ts Dr Anna Ling Pick Kiong
Dean, School of Health Sciences
BSc (Hons) (UNIMAS), PhD (UPM)
“Welcome to the School of Health Sciences, we are dedicated to providing our students with a holistic learning experience. Our curricula are developed to meet high national and international standards, ensuring that every student enrolled into our programmes has access to quality education.
In addition to academic knowledge, the programmes also emphasise the development of essential soft skills, such as leadership, teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and innovativeness. Our highly competent and professional faculty are not only leading experts in their respective fields, but are also passionate about mentoring our students to become responsible and successful healthcare professionals.
While all the health sciences programmes prioritise experiential learning, including hands-on sessions and real-world experiences in clinical settings, laboratories, industries, and communities, we have also implemented digital transformation initiatives to further prepare our students for the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare innovation. Join IMU today and carve your own unique path in healthcare.”
Views from Our Community
Sylvia Ho Jie Ying
My journey with IMU is remarkable and one life-changing event! As IMU Nutrition students, we were blessed with enormous opportunities in community projects. I vividly remember my participation in the “First 1000 days” project where I took on the lead role in educating nutrition to mothers with young children. My biggest takeaways were involvement in Nutrition Society Malaysia (NSM) 2.0 roadshow activities and IMU-Deakins student mobility project. I am also grateful for my experience during practicum that enables me to showcase my leadership and project management skills. I would like to express my gratitude to my lecturers for their support and guidance, without them, I would not be who I am today, a courageous young Nutritionist who aims to take on new challenges.
Teo Chun Yi, Jennifer
I am a person who is passionate about food, nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Joining the IMU Nutrition programme was the best decision I made! Over the 3 years of my studies, I enjoyed studying the programme, the student life, my co-curriculum activities and the food in IMU. We get to meet nutritionists from various industries and I appreciated the career exploration opportunities. This certainly helped me to build and develop my future goals and aspirations. I am very fortunate to be one of the Best Thesis winners in conjunction with the 34th Scientific Conference of Nutrition Society of Malaysia 2019.
A once in a lifetime experience does not come every day, so I jumped at the opportunity to attend the Winter Course 2019 with 57 students from different health professions and countries including, Indonesia, Taiwan, Timor Leste and Sweden. The course focused on interprofessional education through lectures, clinical observations and lab training. Along with the other Malaysians, we went with an open mind, not knowing what to expect, but little did we know that what was in store for us would be a memorable experience!” shared Zuanne, who had the opportunity to represent the programme to join the Winter Course 2019 organised by the University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, with the theme - Women’s Health and Wellness.
Lee Juen Jiat, Jake
The 3 years of studying in IMU flies so fast. IMU has prepared me well in term of the essential skills in nutrition education, nutrition communication development and project management. I have learnt the importance of working independently, being persistent, multitasking and at the same time be flexible. The IMU Nutrition curriculum is comprehensive and provided many opportunities to develop our soft skills. I truly enjoyed it.
I have always been passionate about promoting public health and wellness, especially by emphasising healthy eating and living. Food is a basic necessity of our lives and we can never live without it! It is therefore incredibly fulfilling for me to directly or indirectly help people achieve their goals and inspire them to take control of their health by eating right and staying fit.