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The design of our BSc(Bioinformatics) curriculum is tailored to match a wide spectrum of personal interests with diverse career aspirations of being modern bioinformatics practitioners. The scope of their roles ranges from being biomedical researchers skilled at performing analysis with bioinformatics tools (bioinformatics users), to computational biologists capable of performing largescale data analyses to solve biological questions (bioinformatics scientists), to software developers proficient inbuilding innovative computational or statistical tools for biomedical applications (bioinformatics engineers). This programme is designed with a four-year curriculum covering a series of anchoring courses at different year levels, which enable the vertical and horizontal integration of various level courses from diverse disciplines, especially on essential statistical data analysis skills, key algorithms for biomedical informatics and fundamental concepts in modern genomic and health technology across. With great flexibility, the curriculum also allows students to take a multitude of disciplinary elective courses in biomedical sciences, statistics, computer science and biomedical engineering. Over the four-year curriculum, students are required to complete courses worth 240 credits comprising 96 credits from major courses, 36 credits from Common Core courses, and 18 credits from Language Enhancement courses, plus the remaining 90 credits from minors and electives. Programme Overview Dr Joshua W.K. Ho Associate Professor and BSc(Bioinformatics) Programme Co-Director Bioinformatics skills are critical to develop innovative digital technology for a healthier future. 03 Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics