Biomedical sciences cover a wide range of scientific and allied disciplines. The study of biomedical sciences mainly focuses on the relationships between humans, health, and disease, translating biomedical applications of basic sciences to the clinical practices of health services and healthcare industry.
The BBiomedSc curriculum is designed with a good balance of structure and flexibility, allowing students to plan their study straddling sciences and humanities. Students will be exposed to a wide range of learning experiences, varying with courses they are enrolled in. These experiences include traditional lectures, laboratory practicals, problem-based learning tutorials, web-based learning as well as research projects.
The focus of the Biomedical Sciences core courses is to cover:
- 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 therapeutic strategies
- the essential analytical methodologies and the state of the art of contemporary information technology in the field of biomedical sciences
In the last year of study, students are required to undertake a final year project. The Final Year Project constitutes a capstone experience for students, allowing them to integrate their knowledge and apply experimental and informatics skills to solve defined problems by research.
Research and Summer Internship Opportunities
BBiomedSc students are provided with ample opportunities to experience laboratory-based research and be trained for a career in research and development.
Under the Summer Research Internship Programme, they can join the research teams of professoriate members of the Faculty, attach to the research laboratories of top class universities abroad, and work in an external agency related to field of Biomedical Sciences or in other industries during summer.
The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP) of the University supports students in their pursuit of research and development with the provision of scholarships.
Biomedical Sciences graduates will be equipped with practical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of areas in both public and private sectors.
Major employment areas include research in university and government laboratories; medical development and management for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices industries; and hospital and healthcare planning. BBiomedSc students can participate in overseas exchange and/or articulation programmes in the third year of study for obtaining professional qualification after graduation.