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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 Foundation Courses:
    BBMS1001 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Dr YP Ching;
    Dr ML Fung
    6 1
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Professor JA Tanner 6 1
    BIOL2102 Biostatistics Dr Evan Pickett 6 1
    CHEM1042/
    CHEM1041
    General Chemistry I/ Foundations of Chemistry Dr APL Tong 6 1
    plus the following Laboratory Courses:
    BBMS2001 Basic Biomedical Laboratory Techniques Dr BCW Wong 6 2
    BBMS3004 Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Dr Carmen Wong;
    Dr Joanna Ho
    6 3/4
    plus any four of the following courses:
    BBMS2004 Human Anatomy Dr ALM Cheung; Dr. Rong Liu 6 2
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 2
    BBMS2006 Physiological Basis of Health and Disease Dr ML Fung 6 2
    BBMS2007 Essential Molecular Biology Dr Bonny Yuen 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 -- 6 2/3
    EXSC2008 Physical and Health Benefits of Exercise Dr YW 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 one of the following course of the advanced level:
    BBMS4001 Final Year Project   Professor DY Jin;
    Dr YP Ching
    12 4
    BBMS4012 Innovation Team Project (from 2022-23)  Dr Masayo Kotaka 12 4
    plus any four of the following courses:
    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 Carmen Wong;
    Dr Heidi Ling
    6 3/4
    BBMS3005 Infection and Immunity Professor ZW Chen 6 3/4
    BBMS3007 Cancer Biology Dr LWT Cheung 6 3/4
    BBMS3008 Essential Proteomics Dr M Kotaka 6 3/4
    BBMS3009 Genome Science Dr Joshua WK Ho 6 3/4
    BBMS3010 Emerging Infections Professor HL Chen 6 3/4
    BBMS3011 Molecular Neuroscience Professor YS Chan;
    Dr Cora Lai
    6 3/4
    BBMS3012 Stem Cell Biotechnologies in Regenerative Medicine Dr ESW Ngan;
    Dr MCH Cheung
    6 3/4
    BBMS3018 Biomechanics and Biomedical Technologies Dr LW Lim 6 3/4
    BBMS4003 Developmental Genetics Dr Gao Bo 6 3/4
    BBMS4005 Biopharmaceutical Research and Development Professor Y Wang 6 3/4
    BIOC3605 Sequence Bioinformatics Dr BCW Wong 6 3/4
    BIOC4612 Molecular Biology of the Gene Professor KSE Cheah 6 3/4
    EXSC3002

    Advanced Exercise Physiology

    Dr P Siu 6 3/4
    EXSC3014 Rehabilitation Science Dr T Wong 6 3/4
    EXSC3018

    Biological Basis of Exercise and Health

    Dr P Siu 6 3/4
    EXSC3019

    Exercise and Chronic Diseases

    Dr J Zhang 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 2022/23
    BIOC1600 Perspectives in Biochemistry Professor JA Tanner 6 Semester 1
    BBMS2003 Human Genetics Dr YQ Song 6 Semester 2
    BBMS2007 Essential Molecular Biology Dr Bonny Yuen 6 Semester 1
    BBMS3007 Cancer Biology Dr LWT Cheung 6 Semester 2
    BBMS3008 Essential Proteomics Dr M Kotaka 6 Semester 2
    BBMS3009 Genome Science Dr Joshua WK Ho 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 Dr HMH Pang 6 -
    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 2022/23
    BBMS1001 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Dr YP Ching;
    Dr ML Fung
    6 Semester 2
    BBMS2005 Biomedical Pharmacology Professor A Xu 6 Semester 2
    BBMS2008 Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Technology Dr Masayo Kotaka;
    Dr Ralf Jauch
    6 Semester 2
    BBMS2009

    Introduction to Clinical Research

    Dr HH Zhi 6 Semester 1
    BBMS2010 Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Management -- 6 -
    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 -
    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 2022/23
    EXSC2003 Exercise Physiology Dr P Siu 6 Semester 1
    EXSC2007 Exercise Prescription and Training Dr D Montero 6 Semester 1
    EXSC2008 Physical and Health Benefits of Exercise Dr YW Kim 6 Semester 1
    EXSC2009 Exercise Biomechanics Dr J Zhang 6 -
    EXSC2010 Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Activity Dr YW Kim 6 -
    EXSC3017 Nutrition for Exercise and Health Dr David Montero 6 Semester 2
    EXSC3018 Biological Basis of Exercise and Health Dr P Siu 6 Semester 2
    EXSC3019 Exercise and Chronic Diseases Dr J Zhang 6 Semester 1
    BBMS1001 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Dr YP Ching;
    Dr ML Fung
    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 Johnny KC Wong 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