BSc Biomedical Sciences

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1695
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 2 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Admissions Tutor
Dr Jianbo YUE
PhD, Penn State University
+852 3442 2812
Major Leader
Dr Terrence LAU
PhD (PolyU)
+852 3442 9327
General Enquiries
+852 3442 5657

Our Target

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, diagnoses and treatments of human disorders and disease. The programme is designed to prepare graduates for employment in biomedical research, medical device and diagnostics, and biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Our unique industry-informed curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to medical laboratory technology and modern biotechnology, and applied research and clinical/industrial training opportunities through our strategic partnership with the healthcare and medical laboratory sectors and biotech and pharmaceutical industries.



Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma at Biological Sciences or hold an equivalent qualification with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 (on a scale with a 4.3 maximum) or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award from a local or non-local recognised institution.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after the first year of study in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (JS1203, first-year studies). For details, click here.

What You Will Be Studying


This programme covers modern biomedical disciplines such as:

  • Systems biology
  • Medical technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Infectious disease
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Biomedical regulatory compliance

Core courses cover the following:

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

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue (Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)

Start Your Career Here

 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 industry

  • Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Scientific and Research Work

  • Academic laboratory in universities

  • R&D in pharmaceutical and biotech industries

  • Government, forensic or medical laboratories

Management and Consultant

  • Consultancy services

  • Laboratory management and clinical trials management

Student Exchange/Internship

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 and study trips. Students will be able to develop and apply their knowledge and receive insights on industry skills from experts in the field.