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What will I learn?

The Biomedical Sciences major emphasizes the integration of basic fundamental knowledge in biomedical sciences with investigative skills and state-of-the-art technologies to enable students to understand the causes, diagnoses and treatments of human disorders and disease. The programme is designed to prepare graduates for employment in biomedical research, medical device and diagnostics, and biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Our unique industry-informed curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to medical laboratory technology and modern biotechnology, and applied research and clinical/industrial training opportunities through our strategic partnership with the healthcare and medical laboratory sectors and biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

This programme covers modern biomedical disciplines such as:

  • Systems biology
  • Medical technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Infectious disease
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Biomedical regulatory compliance

Core courses cover the following:

  • Biochemistry & Clinical Chemistry
  • Cytology & Histology
  • Hematology & Immunology
  • Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Transfusion Science
  • Virology & Medical Microbiology
  • Laboratory Practice
  • Laboratory Diagnostics Management and Regulations

Upon graduation, students can work in various areas, such as:

Medical and Health Services

  • Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries
  • Medical devices sector in the health industry
  • Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Scientific and Research Work

  • Academic laboratory in universities
  • R&D in pharmaceutical and biotech industries
  • Government, forensic or medical laboratories

Management and Consultant

  • Consultancy services
  • Laboratory management and clinical trials management

Which department am I in?

Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,16,287) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold an a minimum diploma point score of 30 (out of 45) is required. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL Minimum total score 550 on the paper-based test / 79 on the Internet-based test; IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above; Cambridge ESOL Examinations: One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Applicants are required to have 12 or 13 years of schooling (primary and secondary). To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants should have attained the minimum grade specified, or where a grade is not specified, an acceptable pass. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Applicants who obtained their entrance qualifications in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English qualification. The following qualifications are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: Minimum total score of 79 in the Internet-based test
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations - One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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