BScBMS

Bachelor of Science in
Biomedical Sciences

Overview

The Biomedical Sciences major emphasises the integration of basic fundamental knowledge in biomedical sciences with investigative skills and state-of-the-art technologies to enable students to understand the causes and diagnoses and treatments of human disorders and diseases. The programme is designed to prepare graduates for employment in medical & diagnostic laboratories, medical device & biotech/pharmaceutical industries and research. Our unique industry-informed curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to medical laboratory technology (MLT), modern biotechnology, and medical lab/industrial training opportunities through our strategic partnership with the healthcare and medical laboratory sectors as well as biotech & pharmaceutical industries.

Full Major Title
Biomedical Sciences
Full Award Title
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Mode of Study
Full-time
Number of Credits
120 credit units distributed through 8 semesters (i.e. 4 years) with each semester up to 18 credit units
Normal Duration of Study
4 years
Maximum Period of Study
8 years
Graduate destinations

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, students can work in various areas, such as:

Medical and Health Services

  • Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries
  • Medical devices sector in the health industries
  • Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

  • Professors/lecturers in universities
  • Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes
  • Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries

Management and Consultant

  • Product marketing and sales
  • Consultancy services
  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical trials management

Government

  • Environmental Protection Department
  • Food and Health Bureau
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

  • Patent law firm
  • Public health
  • Journalism
What to learn

Curriculum

This programme covers in modern biomedical disciplines such as:

  • systems biology
  • medical technology
  • bioinformatics
  • infectious disease
  • laboratory medicine
  • biomedical regulatory compliance

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit units. Core courses cover the following:

  • Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
  • Cytology and Histology
  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Transfusion Science
  • Virology and Medical Microbiology
  • Laboratory Practice
  • Laboratory Diagnostics Management and Regulations

Clinical Laboratory/Industrial Attachment

The programme provides students with solid experience in a real-world environment, broadens the experience of students and enhances their employability through clinical laboratory/industrial attachments.

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Admission

Applicants to bachelor’s studies can apply through Joint University Programmes Admissions Scheme (JUPAS) or non-JUPAS (First Year).

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Admissions Office (ADMO)

6 January 2023