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.
As one of the five Schools within the IMU’s Faculty of Medicine and Health, the School of Health Sciences is committed to educating a new generation of competent and ethical healthcare professionals vital to the delivery of quality patient care.
Message from the Dean
Prof Winnie Chee Siew Swee
Dean, School of Health Sciences, BSc (Hons) Dietetics (UKM), MSc (Nutrition) (UKM) PhD (Food Science & Nutrition) (UKM)
“The School of Health Sciences, IMU offers a diverse range of undergraduate degree programmes to address the demand for highly qualified health professionals for Malaysia and internationally. We are committed to preparing competent, caring and compassionate practitioners ready to make a vital contribution to healthcare. In each programme we offer, the faculty embraces the principles of inter-professional education, service learning and evidence-based practice as a foundation to quality healthcare education. Healthcare is a demanding yet exciting and rewarding field of study and practice, and graduates of the School of Health Sciences have gained employment in a multitude of healthcare settings, industry and public and private organisations in Malaysia and abroad.”
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.
Wong Soh San
Student, DME119 & Nurse
I have started applying what I have learnt to become a reflective practitioner. I am able to recognise my gaps and strengths as a practitioner, and engage in a process of continuous learning to improve my clinical skills. I have gotten good feedback from my patients. My referrals from doctors have increased. Recently, I received an invitation to speak at a nursing school to nursing students at a workshop.
Nah Ying Wa
Student, DME119 & Practicing Pharmacist
I noticed that the quality of care that I provide to my patients with diabetes has improved tremendously. Before taking this programme, I would mainly provide care in relation to medication issues when patients come to me. Now, I am able to provide a more comprehensive care plan that addresses the patient’s individual needs and empowers the patient to better self-manage diabetes in their day to day life.
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.