HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Anchoring Courses Three anchoring courses are the centre-piece of the programme. It is expected that one anchoring course is taken at each of Year 1, 2 and 3/4 of the programme. These courses adopt a case-based problem-solving approach to support interdisciplinary integration of subject-specific content at each year level (horizontal integration). These courses provide a consistent backbone for the curriculum across different year levels (vertical integration). Students are required to complete the following anchoring courses: ࠮ Introduction to Biomedical Data Science ࠮ Artificial Intelligence in Medicine ࠮ Big Data in Biomedical Informatics Foundation Courses These courses, mostly to be taken in Years 1 and 2 of the programme, focus on concepts and practical skills in fundamental topics in bioinformatics, such as biochemistry, mathematics, statistics and computer programming. Students are required to complete the following foundation courses: Core Courses for Bioinformatics Major The core courses are divided into anchoring, foundation, project and disciplinary elective courses. ࠮ 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 continuous assessment on the student’s performance. 4