BSc Biological Sciences

理學士(生物科學)


Year of Entry 2020
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1701A
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
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Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
2 Jan 2020 (Local & Non-local)
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
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Department of Biomedical Sciences

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 cancer, neuroscience and regenerative medicine. Besides carrying out internationally competitive research in the biomedical sciences, promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration, and conducts translational research from bench to bedside, the Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:

  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences

Our Target

The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on professional, educational, scientific 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, neurobiology and ecology. The programme presents an in-depth study of modern biology, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics and cellular molecular biology. It provides a thorough understanding of how science is done with state-of-the-art equipment in laboratory for students interested in research and other science-based careers.
 
生物科學旨在培育學生在畢業後成為教育、科學或者技術領域的專業人士。本課程提供一個縝密及用途廣泛的課程編綱,包括癌症生物學、納米生物技術、神經生物學及生態學。應用生物學讓學生深入學習現代生物學,課程涵蓋的範圍包括生物信息學、生物化學、遺傳學及細胞分子生物學。同時為有興趣從事研究及其他科學範疇的學生提供全面的知識及認知,讓其學會如何利用最先進的科學儀器去進行各項科學研究。


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Advanced Standing I

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification (e.g. IB, GCE A-level) or degree transfer students may apply for admission to first-year studies in a Bachelor’s degree programme, or admission to a major with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year). 

Advanced Standing II*

Applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award, and have studied Biology and a science-related subject such as Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics at a high school or post-secondary institution. 

*Advanced Standing II is only available to local students*


Curriculum

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue (Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)


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Career Prospects

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 services
  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical trials management

Government

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

Others

  • Patent law firm
  • Public health
  • Journalism

Student Exchange/Internship

•To provide research opportunities for our undergraduates in research rotation courses in the department. 
•To provide a variety of local or abroad summer research internships & exchange opportunities
•To provide semester or year-long abroad exchange.

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Resources and Facilities

The Department currently has 32 faculty members, who have won such prestigious awards as the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology), achieved outstanding results in grant applications, and produced high quality research outputs.
All programmes and research activities are supported by a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment with cutting-edge techniques including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.