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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 genome science, bioinformatics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biological and medicinal chemistry, immunology and 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 the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) programme with the aim of nurturing graduates with broad but core knowledge in key biomedical disciplines.

The BBiomedSc curriculum is designed with a good balance of structure and flexibility, allowing students to plan their study straddling sciences and humanities. 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

Also, 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.

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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
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)1 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
One of the following elective subjects:
CHEMISTRY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH CHEMISTRY COMPONENT 3
BIOLOGY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH BIOLOGY COMPONENT 3

Remark:

  1. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) 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 2022-23 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
2021 183 181 310 404 349 1427
2020 160 183 325 396 396 1460
2019 141 180 291 413 378 1403
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
2021 28 0 0 0 0 28
2020 28 0 0 0 0 28
2019 25 0 0 0 0 25
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
Footnote(s)
# As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.