BSc in Biomedical Sciences, CUHK - Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Programme is the first bachelor programme offered by the School of Biomedical Sciences, and has admitted its first batch of students in September 2016. Our curriculum is enriched with a bioethics component and courses co-taught by experts in the field or from other Departments or Schools of the Faculty. Our Programme will also differentiate itself from other local Biomedical Sciences Programme by having the Major Electives arranged into specific Concentration Areas (viz. Biomedical Research, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Health Services and Consultation), supplemented by the relevant Experiential Learning activities. Such a unique range of courses is the first of its kind to be included in a biomedical science‐based undergraduate programme in Hong Kong which offers a range of options to students who are interested in research, health policy and pharmaceutical manufacturing management, and healthcare services.

The Biomedical Sciences Programme requires students to complete a minimum of 123 Units in order to graduate, in which 70 Units of courses are for fulfilling the major requirement, 39 Units for General Education (GE) (General Education Foundation Programme, the detinated areas of University GE, and College GE), University language, IT and PE requirements, and 14 Units for other electives.

The medium of instruction is English.


About Our School

The School of Biomedical Sciences was formed on 1 June 2009 by the amalgamation of four preclinical departments namely Anatomy, Biochemistry (Medicine), Pharmacology, and Physiology with over 50 academic and teaching staff. Being part of the Faculty of Medicine, the School is strategically positioned to gain strong backing from the clinical departments and to benefit from its close connection to a teaching hospital. Together with the strong linkage of the School researchers with international research institutions and the local biotech cluster, the School is in a position of strength to train students with a broad‐based and strong foundation in the biomedical sciences for the local, regional and international research, and specialists on health system policy and management.


Programme Highlights

Integrative curriculum

Multidisciplinary and holistic experience


Concentration Areas which allow for students' choice and career aspirations


Experiential Learning (EL) as a mandatory requirement of each Concentration Area, broadening and enriching students’ learning experiences


To foster collaboration, entrepreneurial mindset, and to raise the awareness on the importance of accessing feasibility of ideas and translating problems into opportunities


Flipped classroom and other e-learning strategies will be adopted to enrich students’ learning experiences and to foster active, life-long learners

Programme Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, the graduates will have:

  • had a strong, broad-based foundation and advanced specialized knowledge in selected areas in biomedical sciences and research;
  • developed a broad range of skills and values, including a capacity for lifelong learning and for conducting biomedical research;
  • acquired skills to apply critical and creative thinking to analyze problems and identify ethical dilemmas relating to biomedical sciences and research, and to offer feasible solutions;
  • demonstrated good understanding of the policy issues and strategic management pertaining to public health, pharmaceutical industry, diseases and medicine;
  • equipped with practical and hands-on training and exposed to real-life scenarios through experiences in a biomedical research laboratory or within an industrial setting;
  • developed effective interpersonal and communication skills.