B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences with Food Science & Technology Major

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for students admitted in AY2013

 

Year 1 Semester 1
(15 AU)

BS1001 Introductory Biology Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
  GER-PE  GER-PE 6 AU

 

Year 1 Semester 2
(18 AU)  

BS1005 Biochemistry I  Major-Core 3 AU
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I  Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Bioinformatics and Statistics Major-Core 3 AU
  GER-PE GER-PE 6 AU

 

 

Year 2 Semester 1
(23 AU)    

BS2001 Physiology Major-Core 3 AU
​BS2002 Microbiology ​Major-Core 3 AU
BS2003 Biochemistry II  Major-Core 3 AU
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II Major-Core 3 AU
HW0202 Research Writing in Biological Sciences GER-Core 3 AU
  CH9201 Food Chemistry GER-UE 5 AU
  Courses from the Food Science and Technology Major GER-UE 3 AU

 

 

Year 2 Semester 2
(21 AU)    

BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Major-Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
HW0302 Mastering Communication GER-Core 3 AU
  CH9200 Food Microbiology GER-UE 3 AU
  Courses from the Food Science and Technology Major GER-UE 3 AU
Inter-semester Break BS9001 Research Experience Major-PE 3 AU
(May-July)

 

Year 3 Semester 1
(20 AU)  

Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
BS0001 Biology and Society GER-Core 3 AU
  CH9203 Food Process Engineering ​GER-UE 5 AU
  Courses from the Food Science and Technology Major ​GER-UE 3 AU

 

 

Year 3 Semester 2
(20 AU)    

Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
BS0002 Environmental Microbiology GER-Core 3 AU
  CH9202 Food Physics GER-UE 3 AU
  CH9204 Quality Systems Operations GER-UE 2 AU

 

Year 4 Semester 1
(18 AU)  

Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
  Courses from the Food Science and Technology Major GER-UE 6 AU

 

Year 4 Semester 2
(12 AU)

BS4020 Final Year Project Major-PE 12 AU
or
BS4222 Professional Intership
  
Food Science and Technology Major Structure
5 Compulsory
Courses
(18 AU)
CH9201 Food Chemistry GER-UE 5 AU
​CH9200 Food Microbiology ​GER-UE ​3 AU
CH9203 Food Process Engineering GER-UE 5 AU
CH9202 Food Physics GER-UE 3 AU
CH9204 Quality Systems Operations GER-UE 2 AU
5 Prescribed
Electives
(15AUs)
Choose 5 courses from the following list.
BG4215 Biomedical Nanotechnology GER-UE 3 AU
CH4303 Bioseparations GER-UE 3 AU
CH4306 Bioanalytical Techniques GER-UE 3 AU
CH4213 Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics GER-UE 3 AU
​CM9102 Food Analysis (with laboratory) ​GER-UE ​3 AU
CM4013 Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry GER-UE 3 AU
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics ​GER-UE ​3 AU
BS3018 Plant Biology (with laboratory) ​GER-UE ​3 AU
Note:
-          Food Science and Technology courses will begin in Year 2 Semester 1.
-          Students are only allowed to read BS3012 and BS3018 once, either as Major PE or GER-UE.
 
Table A
Table B
BS2103* TCM Diagnostics ​Major-PE ​6 AU
BS3001 Neurobiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3005 Advanced Molecular Genetics Major-PE 3 AU
BS3016 Molecular Evolution ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3020 Plant Biotechnology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices  ​Major-PE 3 AU​
​BS3024 Human Evolution - from Genes to Health  ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3334# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB)       Workshop (Series II) – DNA engineering for Fluorescent In-situ Hybridization (FISH) ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3342# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis  ​Major-PE 3 AU​
​BS3343# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Genetics of Human Diseases
​Major-PE 3 AU​
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4006 Virology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4009 Biology of Aging ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4011 Biology of Social Behavior ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS4012 Current Topics in Cancer Drug Discovery  Major-PE​ 3 AU​
​BS4013 Physiological Systems: Animal Models for Drug Development  ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases  ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS9001 Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
Table C
​BS1101* Basics of TCM ​Major-PE ​6 AU
​BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship  ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modelling Major-PE 3 AU
BS3010 Current Topics in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3011 Protein Folding & Biomolecular NMR Major-PE 3 AU
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics Major-PE 3 AU
BS3013 Drug discovery & Development, Biotechnology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3014 Biological Foundations of Behavior ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3015 The RNA world ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3022 Protein Trafficking ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​​BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing ​​Major-PE ​​3 AU
BS3331# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Applied Immunology
​Major-PE ​3 AU
​​BS3336# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Proteomics Workshop
​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​​BS3339# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Neurobiology
​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​​BS3340# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans
​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​​BS3341# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Handling Stress and Resilience
​Major-PE ​​3 AU

 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

#Recommended Major-PE which is conducted during the 1-week term break or during the 2-weeks before the term starts.