HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Programme Aims and Objectives Biomedical sciences cover a wide range of scientific and allied disciplines, including molecular and cell biology, genetics and genome science, bioinformatics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biological and medicinal chemistry, immunology and microbiology, and public and environmental health. The study of biomedical sciences focuses on the relationships between humans, health, and disease, translating biomedical applications of basic sciences to the clinical practices of health services and the healthcare industry. The 21st century is widely regarded as an age of ‘biomedicine’. With 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 with broad but core knowledge in key biomedical disciplines. They will be well-trained to develop careers in areas 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. They will also have acquired an excellent foundation for articulation to medical, veterinary sciences and other health-related professional programmes through graduate entry, and for MPhil/PhD studies. 2