HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

Biomedical Sciences cover a wide range of scientific and allied disciplines, with the inclusion of molecular and cell biology, genetics and genome science, bioinformatics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biological and medicinal chemistry, immunology and microbiology, as well as public and environmental health. The study of biomedical sciences focuses on the interrelationships between humans, health, and diseases, along with the translation of biomedical applications of basic sciences into the clinical practices of health services, and the healthcare industry. The 21st century is widely regarded as an age of ‘biomedicine’. Building on the foundation of its excellent track record in biomedical research and a strong team of biomedical scientists, the Faculty offers the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) programme with the aim of nurturing graduates wellversed in key biomedical disciplines. Having much more than core knowledge, they will be broadly trained for a variety of career fields, such as research in universities, government and medical laboratories; research and development for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices and laboratory instrumentation industries, and management and business development of related industries; clinical trials management; media and communication; and health promotion, hospital administration and healthcare planning. In addition, they will acquire an excellent foundation for articulation to medical, veterinary sciences and other healthrelated professional programmes through graduate entry, and for MPhil/PhD studies. Programme Aims and Objectives Programme Features The BBiomedSc curriculum is designed with a good balance of structure and flexibility, allowing students to plan their studies according to their individual interests. The Biomedical Sciences primarily covers the following core courses: • The structures and functions of the human body and the processes that are essential to life. • The basic principles of the processes, mechanisms, patterns of diseases and concepts of diagnostics and therapeutics, and essential analytical methodologies and state-of-the-art contemporary information technology in the field of biomedical sciences. Students are required to complete a total of 240 credits of courses in the four-year curriculum, of which 96 credits from Biomedical Sciences major courses, 36 credits from Common Core courses, and 18 credits from Language Enhancement courses. The remaining 90 credits are from minors and electives. UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2023 02