BHSc Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Structure

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All major core modules must be completed.

Completion of all major core modules in the table below contributes 76 module credits (76 MCs).

Year 1 Semester 1

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L1000HB-1203Chemistry of Life6
L1000HB-1205Basic Biomedical Laboratory Skills 14

Year 1 Semester 2

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L1000HB-1204Body Structure and Function6
L1000HB-1206Basic Biomedical Laboratory Skills 24
L1000HB-1220Research Design and Methods4

Year 2 Semester 3

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L2000HB-2207Biomedical Laboratory Instrumentation and Management4
L2000HB-2213Biochemistry4
L2000HB-2214Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics4

Year 2 Semester 4

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L3000HB-3221Cellular Pathology4
L3000HB-3231Microbiology4
L3000HB-3252Haematology and Blood Transfusion4

Year 4 Semester 7

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L4000HB-4222Medical Genetics & Applied Bioinformatics4
L4000HB-4223Pharmacology4
L4000HB-4243Immunology & Immunopathology4
L4000HB-4261Research ProjectI.P.*

*HB-4261 continues in semester 8.

Year 4 Semester 8

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L4000HB-4218Clinical Chemistry4
L4000HB-4232Clinical Microbiology4
L4000HB-4261Research Project8

*HB-4261 continues from semester 7.

All compulsory breadth modules must be completed. 

Completion of all compulsory breadth modules in the table below contributes 16 module credits (16 MCs).

LevelModule CodeModule NameModule Credit (MC)
L1000LE-1503Academic Reading and Writing Skills 1*4
L1000MS-1501Islamic Civilization and the Modern World4
L1000PB-1501Melayu Islam Beraja4
L2000LE-2503Academic Reading and Writing Skills 2**4

*LE-1503 must be completed first before registering for LE-2503.

**LE-1503 is a prerequisite of LE-2503.

Students are required to register for non-IHS modules at the following faculties:

  • “Academy of Brunei Studies” (APB)
  • Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences (CAMES)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Faculty of Science (FoS)
  • Language Centre (LC)
  • UBD School of Business and Economics (UBD SBE)

To graduate, students must attain at least 16 module credits (16 MCs) from external breadth modules, of which 4 MCs must be offered by the following faculties:

  • “Academy of Brunei Studies” (APB)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Language Centre (LC)
  • UBD School of Business and Economics (UBD SBE)

Take note: To graduate, students need to attain 140 MCs, of which contributions by L1000 modules are capped at 40 MCs. 

There are four Discovery Year (DY) modules: 

  1. DC-3001 Community Outreach Programme (COP)
  2. DI-3001 Incubation Programme
  3. DS-3001 Study Abroad Programme (SAP)
  4. DW-3001 Internship (INT)

IHS students typically undertake DW-3001 (INT) in the form of 2 programme-related placements. Each placement lasts 14 weeks, with at least one DY semester abroad. 

Each DY semester contributes 16 module credits (16 MCs). 

Total Module Credits for BHSc Biomedical Sciences (Honours) = 140

Module ContributorsMCs
Major core modules76
Compulsory breadth modules16
External breadth modules16
Discovery Year modules32

Comments on Level Requirements for Graduation:

Level Requirements Comments on MCs
L4000 modulesminimum 24 MCs* – no maximum limit
L1000 modulesmust not exceed 40 MCs**
L2000 & L3000 modulesminimum range 72-76 MCs*** – no maximum limit

*Secured by L4000 major core modules contributing 28 MCs.

**36 MCs contributed by L1000 major core modules (24 MCs), and three L1000 compulsory breadth modules (12 MCs). Optional: L1000 external breadth modules (up to 4 MCs). Note: Students may register for additional L1000 modules, but the MCs from L1000 modules are capped at 40 MCs, and exceeded L1000 MCs will not be counted towards level requirement to graduate.

***60 MCs contributed by major core modules (24 MCs), one L2000 compulsory breath module (4 MCs), and Discovery Year modules (32 MCs). Requirement: additional L2000 or L3000 external breadth modules (12-16 MCs).