Pursue a career in Bioinformatics
The design of 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 analyses with bioinformatics tools (bioinformatics users), to computational biologists who can perform large-scale data analyses to solve biological questions (bioinformatics scientist), to software developers who build innovative new computational or statistical tools for biomedical applications (bioinformatics engineers).
Acquire broad-based, essential knowledge of key concepts in this vital field.
The programme is centred around a compulsory anchoring course at each year level throughout the four-year curriculum. These anchoring courses encourage vertical and horizontal integration of various courses from diverse disciplines across different year levels. The flexible design of the curriculum allows students to take a multitude of disciplinary elective courses in biomedical sciences, statistics, computer science, and biomedical engineering. The core courses focus on the core statistical data analysis skills, key algorithms for biomedical informatics, and fundamental concepts in modern genomic and medical technology.
Graduates from this programme is expected to be well qualified to pursue a career in:
- Hong Kong Genome Institute
- Public healthcare sector: Hospital Authority, Department of Health
- Private sector: digital health, biotechnology, healthcare investment
- Further studies of professional degree programmes such as medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and related professions.