B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences with Business Minor

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2015 to AY2017

Year 1
Semester 1
(19 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^ Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Major-Core 3 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(19 AU)
BS1006 Principle​s of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Major-Core 3 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU

**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA ‘HE9091 Principles of Economics’ (3AUs) in their Year 1 first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE.

Year 2
Semester 1
(17 AU)
BS2001 Physiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2002 Microbiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2003 Biochemistry II Major-Core 3 AU
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(18 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
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU

Year 3
Semester 1
(16 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
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(16 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
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU

Year 4
Semester 1
(15 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
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
BS4020 Final Year Project  
                   or
BS4222 Professional Internship ^^^
Major-PE 12 AU

 ^^^ Students may opt to take BS4224 Professional Internship in Year 4 Sem 1 or Year 4 Sem 2. 

For students admitted in AY2016/17 and onwards (excluding the direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2016), please adhere to the following curriculum in Year 4 Sem 2 :

Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
BS4020 Final Year Project or Major-PE 12 AU
BS4223 Professional Career Development ^^ + Major-PE 1 AU
  + 11 AU

^^Students are recommended to read BS4223 in Year 3 Sem 1 , Year 3 Sem 2 or Year 4 Sem 1 before going on Professional Internship. "ML0002 Career Power Up!" is the co-requisite of BS4223.

*The above curriculum is based on a 4 year B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Science programme.

Table A
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II Major-PE 3 AU
BS2007 Immunology Major-PE 3 AU
BS2010 Bioimaging Major-PE 3 AU
BS2012 Genetics and Genomics Major-PE 3 AU
BS2014 Microbial Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
​BS2021 RNA Structures and RNA Based Drug Development ​Major-PE 3 AU​​
BS211S ^ Equations of Life Major-PE 3 AU
BS3332 Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Methods in Histology
Major-PE 3 AU
BS3335 Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Protein behavior in health and disease –              biophysical tools
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3347# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Metabolomics and Lipidomics
Major-PE​ ​3 AU
AAB20D Ecology  ​Major-PE  3 AU​
Table B
​BS1101* Basics of TCM ​Major-PE ​6 AU
BS2020 Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist ​Major-PE 3 AU
​​BS2103* TCM Diagnostics ​Major-PE ​6 AU
BS3001 Neurobiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy Major-PE 3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​​Major-PE ​​3 AU
BS3031 Beauty and the Myths Major-PE 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists 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
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3345# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Microbial Biotechnology and Systems Biology Major-PE 3 AU
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4006 Virology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4011 Biology of Social Behavior ​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
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS9001 Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​Major-PE ​3 AU​
ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​​​Major-PE ​ ​​3 AU​
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society ​Major-PE ​ ​3 AU​
HH2016 History of Animals ​ ​Major-PE ​ ​3 AU​
Table C
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
​BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
BS3028 Chemical Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​B3035 One Health ​​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

 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

# Recommended Major PE which is conducted during 1-week term break, before the term or after the final examination

​​
Table A
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II Major-PE 3 AU
BS2007 Immunology Major-PE 3 AU
BS2010 Bioimaging Major-PE 3 AU
BS2012 Genetics and Genomics Major-PE 3 AU
BS2014 Microbial Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
​BS2021 RNA Structures and RNA Based Drug Development ​Major-PE 3 AU​​
BS211S ^ Equations of Life Major-PE 3 AU
BS3332 Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Methods in Histology
Major-PE 3 AU
BS3335 Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Protein behavior in health and disease –              biophysical tools
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3347# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Metabolomics and Lipidomics
Major-PE​ ​3 AU
AAB20D Ecology  ​Major-PE  3 AU​
Table B
​BS1101* Basics of TCM ​Major-PE ​6 AU
BS2020 Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist ​Major-PE 3 AU
​​BS2103* TCM Diagnostics ​Major-PE ​6 AU
BS3001 Neurobiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy Major-PE 3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​​Major-PE ​​3 AU
BS3031 Beauty and the Myths Major-PE 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists 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
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3345# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Microbial Biotechnology and Systems Biology Major-PE 3 AU
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4006 Virology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4011 Biology of Social Behavior ​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
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS9001 Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​Major-PE ​3 AU​
ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​​​Major-PE ​ ​​3 AU​
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society ​Major-PE ​ ​3 AU​
HH2016 History of Animals ​ ​Major-PE ​ ​3 AU​
Table C
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
​BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
BS3028 Chemical Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​B3035 One Health ​​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

 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

# Recommended Major PE which is conducted during 1-week term break, before the term or after the final examination