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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences 生物醫學學士

BBiomedSc

Short Description

Biomedical sciences cover a wide-range of scientific and allied disciplines, including molecular and cell biology, genetics and genomic science, bioinformatics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biological and medicinal chemistry, immunology, microbiology and public and environmental health.

The study of biomedical sciences 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 Faculty offers an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with the aim to offer strategic training in the fundamentals of state-of-the-art sciences and to nurture graduates with a broad but core knowledge of key biomedical disciplines.  Three minors will be offered, namely, 'Biotechnology and Clinical Research', 'Genetics and Genomics' and 'Kinesiology' under the programme.

In 2013, the Faculty concluded an agreement with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh to launch a one-year attachment programme which enables BBiomedSc students to take the Year 1 courses of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree at The University of Edinburgh on an elective mode, and to articulate into the BVM&S degree of The University of Edinburgh upon completion of BBiomedSc at HKU.  Graduates will be conferred two degrees awarded by the two universities respectively with a total duration of seven years of studies.

In 2016 and 2017 respectively, the Faculty concluded an arrangement with The Faculty of Health Science, The University of Sydney (USYD) to launch two further study abroad programmes which enable HKU BBiomedSc students to articulate into USYD's Master of Physiotherapy (MPhty) and Master of Diagnostic Radiography(MDR).  Graduates will be conferred the bachelor's and the master's degrees awarded by the two universities respectively with a total duration of five and a half years of studies.

Agreement was also concluded in 2017 with the School of Public Health, The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) for HKU BBiomedSc students to articulate into UC Berkeley's Master of Public Health (MPH) programme.  A bachelor's and a master's degree by HKU and UC Berkeley will be awarded with a total duration of five years and three months of studies.

A highly selected group of BBiomedSc students may be allowed to take the Year 1 courses of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree programme of HKU on an elective mode during Year 3, and to articulate into the MBBS programme upon completion of the BBiomedSc degree.  Graduates will be conferred two degrees awarded by HKU with a total duration of eight years of studies.

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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
One of the following elective subjects:
CHEMISTRY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH CHEMISTRY COMPONENT 3
BIOLOGY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH BIOLOGY COMPONENT 3
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2019-20 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Email: sbms@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-9259

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 161 189 326 448 427 1551
2017 211 154 321 418 454 1558
2016 124 147 269 402 416 1358
2015 196 145 287 435 468 1531
2014 279 208 356 499 511 1853
2013 90 114 230 333 360 1127
2012 138 151 252 432 495 1468

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 23 1 0 0 0 24
2017 28 0 0 0 0 28
2016 20 0 0 0 0 20
2015 30 0 0 0 0 30
2014 35 0 0 0 0 35
2013 24 2 0 0 0 26
2012 15 0 0 0 0 15