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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 Course title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    Students are required to complete the following introductory courses:
    BBMS1001 Human Biology

    Dr YP Ching;

    Dr JH Chen

    6 1
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Dr J Tanner 6 1
    BIOL2102 Biostatistics Dr KY Chan 6 1
    CHEM1042/
    CHEM1041
    General Chemistry I/ Foundations of Chemistry Dr PL Tong 6 1
    BBMS2001 Basic Biomedical Laboratory Techniques Dr BCW Wong 6 2
    plus any four of the following:
    BBMS2003 Human Genetics Dr YQ Song 6 2/3
    BBMS2004 Introduction to 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
    BBMS2010 Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Management -- 6 2/3
    EXSC2003 Exercise Physiology Dr MF Siu 6 2
    EXSC2008 Physical and Health Benefits of Exercise -- 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 Course 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 MP Wong 6 3/4
    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 Dr MSY Huen 6 3/4
    BBMS3003 Mechanisms and Pathology of Diseases Dr MP Wong 6 3/4
    BBMS3005 Infection and Immunity Professor ZW Chen 6 3/4
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies -- 6 3/4
    BIOC3605 Sequence Bioinformatics Dr BCW Wong 6 3/4
    BBMS4005 Biopharmaceutical Research and Development Dr Y Wang 6 3/4
    EXCS3002 Advance Exercise Physiology Dr MF Siu 6 3/4
    EXSC3014 Rehabilitation Science Dr WL Wong 6 3/4

Students are required to complete 6 Common Core courses, 6-credit each, and at least one course in each of the Areas of Inquiry, within the first and second years of study.

 

Course code Course title Language Credits Year of study
CAES1000 Core University English English 6 1/ 2
CAES9722 Academic English for Biomedical Sciences Students English 6 1/ 2
CEMD9008 Practical Chinese for Biomedical Sciences Students Chinese 6 1/ 2

 

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 time-table constraints and approval of the host faculties.

  • Minor in Genetics and Genomics (36 credits)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Dr J Tanner 6 1
    BBMS2007 Essential Molecular Biology Professor JD Huang 6 2
    BBMS2003 Human Genetics Dr YQ Song 6 2/3
    BBMS3007 Cancer Biology Professor GSW Tsao;
    Dr S Ma
    6 3/4
    BBMS3008 Essential Proteomics Dr J Tanner 6 3/4
    BBMS3009 Genome Science Professor PC Sham 6 3/4
    BBMS4003 Developmental Genetics Professor MH Sham 6 3/4
    BIOC3605 Sequence Bioinformatics Dr BCW Wong 6 3/4
    BIOC4612 Molecular Biology of the Gene Professor KSE Cheah 6 3/4
    BBMS4004 Public Health Genetics Dr HMH Pang 6 3/4
  • Minor in Biotechnology and Clinical Research (36 credits)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    BBMS1001 Human Biology

    Dr YP Ching;

    Dr JH Chen

    6 1
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 2
    BBMS2009 Introduction to Clinical Research Dr HH Zhi 6 2
    BBMS2008 Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Technology -- 6 2/3
    BBMS2010 Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Management -- 6 2/3
    BBMS3012 Stem Cell Biotechnologies in Regenerative Medicine Dr SW Ngan;
    Dr MCH Cheung
    6 3/4
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies -- 6 3/4
    BIOL3409 Business Aspects of Biotechnology Dr BL Lim 6 3/4
    BBMS4005 Biopharmaceutical Research and Development Dr Y Wang 6 3/4
    MEDE4604 Cell and Tissue Engineering Professor BP Chan 6 3/4
  • Minor in Kinesiology (36 credits)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
    BBMS1001 Human Biology

    Dr YP Ching;

    Dr JH Chen

    6 1
    CMED2004 Behavioural Sciences I

    Ms K Chen;

    Ms MH Tam;

    Mr YL Hon

    6 2
    EXSC2003 Exercise Physiology Dr MF Siu 6 2
    BBMS2011 Research Methods in Medicine and Health Sciences -- 6 2/3
    EXSC2008 Physical and Health Benefits of Exercise -- 6 2/3
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies -- 6 3/4
    EXCS3002 Advance Exercise Physiology Dr MF Siu 6 3/4
    EXSC3014 Rehabilitation Science Dr WL Wong 6 3/4
  • Minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences (36 credits) (For 2016-17 intake and before)

    Course code Title Course Co-ordinator Credits Year of study
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Dr J Tanner 6 1
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 2
    BIOC2600 Basic Biochemistry Professor DKY Shum 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 Dr Y Wang 6 3/4
    BPHM4147 Toxicology and Drug Abuse Dr KP Chu 6 4
    BBMS4002 Pharmaceutical Drug Development Dr PCL Kwok 6 4
Course Code Course title Course Co-ordinator(s) Credits Year of study
BBMS3010 Emerging Infections Professor HL Chen 6 3/4
BBMS3011 Molecular Neuroscience Professor YS Chan;
Dr KO Lai
6 3/4
BBMS3017 Advanced Physiological Science Dr ML Fung 6 2/3/4