HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Programme Aims and Objectives Bioinformatics cover a wide range of high impact biomedical big data applications, including genomics, precision medicine, single-cell analysis, multi-omic systems biology, digital health technology, mobile health, artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of medical imaging data, electronic health record analysis, and global health and epidemiology. Programme Overview The design of this BSc(Bioinformatics) curriculum recognises the wide spectrum of personal interest and diversity in career aspiration of a modern bioinformatics practitioner, ranging from biomedical researchers who are skilled at performing analysis with bioinformatics tools (bioinformatics users), to computational biologists who can perform large-scale data analyses to solve biological questions (bioinformatics scientists), to software developers who build innovative computational or statistical tools for biomedical applications (bioinformatics engineers). Data science is now central to modern biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Our BSc in Bioinformatics programme provides essential training for future leaders in this cutting-edge discipline. 2