HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

The core courses feature four categories: anchoring, foundation, project and disciplinary elective courses. Anchoring Courses Three anchoring courses are the centre-piece of the four-year programme. These courses adopt a case-based problem-solving approach to support interdisciplinary integration of subject-specific content at each year level (horizontal integration), while providing a consistent backbone for the curriculum across different year levels (vertical integration). Here are the compulsory anchoring courses: • Introduction to Biomedical Data Science • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine • Big Data in Biomedical Informatics Foundation Courses Most of these courses to be taken in Years 1 and 2 of the programme focus on concepts and practical skills in basic bioinformatics topics, such as biochemistry, mathematics, statistics and computer programming. The completion of the following foundation courses is necessary: • Perspectives in Biochemistry • Computer Programming • University Mathematics II • Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra • Probability and Statistics I • Probability and Statistics II Project: Capstone Experience Each student is required to carry out an in-depth year-long research project in a specialised field of bioinformatics under the guidance of a supervisor who will provide a continuous performance assessment. Core Courses for Bioinformatics Major Dr. Jason W.H. Wong Associate Professor and BSc(Bioinformatics) Programme Co-Director Genome sequencing data not only allows us to identify targeted therapies for cancer patients, but also provides clues for the origin of their tumour. UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2023 04