HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

For more information on admissions Professional Recognition and Career Prospects BSc(Bioinformatics) graduates will be equipped with practical and transferable skills applicable to a rapidly maturing interdisciplinary field that is of high demand in research, hospital and industry, both locally and internationally. There is growing demand for biotechnology and big data expertise in local and international research centres, as well as growing demand in the hospital and healthcare sector in analysis of clinical and public health data. Some examples of tasks that graduates would be able to carry out include: ࠮ Interpreting genetic testing results from patients and reporting findings to help clinicians to make treatment decisions. ࠮ Identifying patterns in epidemic outbreak-based electronic records of passengers on public transport in order to guide pandemic prevention strategies. ࠮ Predicting how novel compounds interact with proteins to help identify new targeted therapies for diseases. 8