Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)
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Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of biology to explore the mysteries of life and discover the building blocks of living organisms? Bachelor of Biological Sciences is the perfect fit for you!
If you’re more interested in discovering mysteries of human body and exploring new ways to fight diseases, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences would be a good choice for you.
JUPAS Entrance Requirements
|JS1805 Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)
|Minimum Level Required
|Citizenship and Social Development
|Level 3 in Biology or Chemistry
|Level 3 in one elective subject from:
- Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
- Design and Applied Technology
- Information and Communication Technology
- Attained with Distinction II in ApL 'Medical Laboratory Science'
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.
Applicants of this programme will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Students will enter a major (current major options: Biological Sciences; Biomedical Sciences) after one year of study (Semester A & Semester B of the first year study). The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.
# based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses
Applicants eligible for advanced standing entry may submit an application to the following programme:
BSc Biological Sciences (admission code: 1701A)
For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on life and biomedical science. The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers two undergraduate majors, MSc in Health Sciences and Management, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:
• BSc Biological Sciences
• BSc Biomedical Sciences
The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.
The Biomedical Sciences major emphasizes 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, 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.
Clinical/Industrial Attachments and Study Trips
Our undergraduate programme is dedicated not only to disseminating knowledge to students, but also to providing opportunities and experience in the real-world environment, including practical sessions, clinical/industrial attachments, internship scheme, student exchange programmes and study trips. Students will be able to develop and apply their knowledge and receive insights on industry skills from experts in the field.
Medical and Health Services
Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries
Medical devices sector in the health industry
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 servicesLaboratory management
Clinical trials management
Environmental Protection Department
Department of Food and Health
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Patent law firm
Resources and Facilities
You’ll work alongside excellent professors and researchers to acquire a variety of knowledge covering different areas of biology, life sciences and biomedical sciences. You'll also engage in dynamic classroom discussions and participate in lab practicals that will help you develop a deep understanding of the subject. Our programmes also offer a unique blend of theoretical and practical training, designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-evolving field of biomedical sciences. Our top-notch faculty and scientists with excellent research achievements will provide supervision to you for conducting cutting-edge research or project study at our state-of-the-art laboratories including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.