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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

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The BBiomedSc curriculum is designed with the aim of achieving a balance of structure and flexibility, so as to accommodate the increasing needs for students to plan for a study programme straddling sciences and humanities.

Students are required to complete 240 credits of courses throughout the 4-year curriculum:

  • structures and functions of the human body and the processes that are essential to life;
  • basic principles of the processes, mechanisms, patterns of diseases and concepts of therapeutic strategies; and
  • essential analytical methodologies and the state of the art of contemporary information technology skills in the field of biomedical sciences

Student will have different types of learning experiences, including traditional lectures, laboratory practicals, problem-based learning tutorials, web-based learning, as well as research projects.

  1. Introductory Level Courses:
    The introductory courses consolidate students’ knowledge of anatomy, human biology, human physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology which are all necessary to understand the basis of human biology and processes that are essential to life. 
     
    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    Students are required to complete the following introductory courses:
    BBMS1001 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Dr YP Ching;
    Dr KO Lai
    6 1
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Professor JA Tanner 6 1
    BIOL2102 Biostatistics Professor KMY Leung 6 1
    CHEM1042/
    CHEM1041
    General Chemistry I/ Foundations of Chemistry Dr APL Tong 6 1
    BBMS2001 Basic Biomedical Laboratory Techniques Dr BCW Wong 6 2
    plus any four of the following:
    BBMS2004 Human Anatomy Dr ALM Cheung 6 2
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 2
    BBMS2006 Physiological Basis of Health and Disease Dr ML Fung 6 2
    BBMS2009 Introduction to Clinical Research Dr HH Zhi 6 2
    EXSC2003 Exercise Physiology Dr P Siu 6 2
    BBMS2003 Human Genetics Dr YQ Song 6 2/3
    BBMS2010 Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Management -- 6 2/3
    BBMS2011 Research Methods in Medicine and Health Sciences Dr Hein Tun 6 2/3
    EXSC2008 Physical and Health Benefits of Exercise Dr Y Kim 6 2/3
  2. Advanced Level Courses:
    The advanced courses provide students with a foundation in the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of human diseases, as well as strategies for diagnosis. The Final Year Project constitutes capstone experience for students, allowing them to integrate their knowledge and to apply experimental and informatics skills to solve defined problems by research.
     
    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    Students are required to complete the following courses of the advanced level:
    BBMS3004 Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Dr Alex Tang;
    Dr Joanna Ho
    6 4
    BBMS4001 Final Year Project   Professor DY Jin;
    Dr YP Ching
    12 4
    plus any four of the following:
    BBMS3001 Medical Microbiology Dr RYT Kao 6 3/4
    BBMS3002 Molecular Biology of the Cell Professor MSY Huen 6 3/4
    BBMS3003 Mechanisms and Pathology of Diseases Dr Alex Tang;
    Dr VSF Chan
    6 3/4
    BBMS3005 Infection and Immunity Professor ZW Chen 6 3/4
    BBMS3010 Emerging Infections Professor HL Chen 6 3/4
    BBMS3011 Molecular Neuroscience Professor YS Chan;
    Dr KO Lai
    6 3/4
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies Dr LW Lim 6 3/4
    BIOC3605 Sequence Bioinformatics Dr BCW Wong 6 3/4
    BBMS4005 Biopharmaceutical Research and Development Professor Y Wang 6 3/4
    EXSC3018

    Biological Basis of Exercise and Health

    Dr P Siu 6 3/4
    EXSC3019

    Exercise and Chronic Diseases

    Dr A Xenofontos 6 3/4

 

Students are required to complete 6 Common Core courses, 6-credit each, at least one and not more than two courses from each Area of Inquiry (AoI), within the first and second years of study.

Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
CAES1000 Core University English English 6 1
CAES9722 Academic English for Biomedical Sciences Students English 6 2
CEMD9008 Practical Chinese for Biomedical Sciences Students Chinese 6 1


Apart from the courses listed above, students can plan their study with the remaining credits. They may opt to take a minor or electives offered in the BBiomedSc curriculum or other curricula, subject to constraints and approval of the host faculties.

  • Minor in Genetics and Genomics (36 credits)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Offering Semester in 2020/21
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Professor JA Tanner 6 Semester 1
    BBMS2003 Human Genetics Dr YQ Song 6 Semester 2
    BBMS2007 Essential Molecular Biology Professor JD Huang 6 Semester 1
    BBMS3007 Cancer Biology Dr LWT Cheung;
    Dr SKY Ma
    6 Semester 2
    BBMS3008 Essential Proteomics Dr M Kotaka 6 Semester 2
    BBMS3009 Genome Science Professor PC Sham 6 Semester 1
    BIOC3605 Sequence Bioinformatics Dr BCW Wong 6 Semester 2
    BBMS4003 Developmental Genetics Dr Gao Bo 6 Semester 1
    BBMS4004 Public Health Genetics -- 6 Not offering
    BIOC4612 Molecular Biology of the Gene Professor KSE Cheah 6 Semester 2
  • Minor in Biotechnology and Clinical Research (36 credits)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Offering Semester in 2020/21
    BBMS1001 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Dr YP Ching;
    Dr KO Lai
    6 Semester 2
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 Semester 2
    BBMS2008 Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Technology Professor MSY Huen;
    Dr Masayo Kotaka
    6 Semester 2
    BBMS2009

    Introduction to Clinical Research

    Dr HH Zhi 6 Semester 1
    BBMS2010 Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Management -- 6 Not offering
    BIOL2409 Biotechnology industry and entrepreneurship Dr WBL Lim 6 Semester 2
    BBMS3012 Stem Cell Biotechnologies in Regenerative Medicine Dr ESW Ngan;
    Dr MCH Cheung
    6 Semester 1
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies Dr LW Lim 6 Semester 1
    BBMS4005 Biopharmaceutical Research and Development -- 6 Not offering
    MEDE4604 Cell and Tissue Engineering Professor BP Chan 6 Semester 2
  • Minor in Kinesiology (36 credits)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Offering Semester in 2020/21
    EXSC2003 Exercise Physiology Dr P Siu 6 Semester 1
    EXSC2007 Exercise Prescription and Training TBC 6 Semester 1
    EXSC2008 Physical and Health Benefits of Exercise Dr Y Kim 6 Semester 2
    EXSC2009 Exercise Biomechanics Dr A Xenofontos 6 Semester 2
    EXSC2010 Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Activity Dr Y Kim 6 Semester 1
    EXSC3017 Nutrition for Exercise and Health TBC 6 Semester 2
    EXSC3018 Biological Basis of Exercise and Health Dr P Siu 6 Semester 2
    EXSC3019 Exercise and Chronic Diseases Dr A Xenofontos 6 Semester 1
    BBMS1001 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Dr YP Ching;
    Dr KO Lai
    6 Semester 2
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies Dr LW Lim 6 Semester 1
  • Minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences (36 credits) (For 2016-17 intake and before)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Professor JA Tanner 6 1
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 2
    BIOC2600 Basic Biochemistry Dr M Kotaka 6 2
    CHEM2442 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Dr PH Toy 6 2
    BBMS3014 Advanced Pharmacology Dr CWH Woo 6 3/4
    BPHM3151 Principles of Pharmacognosy,
    Herbal Medicines and Nutraceuticals
    Dr A Worsley 6 3/4
    BPHM4142 Molecular Pharmacology Professor Y Wang 6 3/4
    BPHM4147 Toxicology and Drug Abuse Dr JKP Chu 6 4
    BBMS4002

    Pharmaceutical Drug Development

    (not offered in 2020/21)

    Dr ASF Chow 6 4
Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
BBMS4011 Biomedical Innovation Team Project Dr M Kotaka 12 4