Double Major (Honours) in Biological Sciences and Psychology

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Curriculum-and-Course-Description for Students admitted in AY2017

Academic Unit (AU) Requirement
Biological Sciences (BS)
Core
36
Major Prescribed Elective (Major PE)
21
Psychology (PS)
Core
18
Major Prescribed Elective (Major PE)
39
Biological Sciences (BS & Psychology (PS)
Final Year Project
12
General Education Requirement (GER)
Core
9
Prescribed Elective (PE)
Business & Management (BM)
3
Liberal Arts (LA)
Exempted
Science, Technology & Society (STS)
Exempted
Any Category (BM, LA or STS)
Exempted
UE
6
Total AUs
144

Year 1
Semester 1
(22 AU)
​Core BS1001 Introductory Biology ^ Core 3 AU
​Core BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Core 3 AU
​Core BS1003 Organic Chemistry Core 3 AU
​Core BS1005 Biochemistry I Core 3 AU
GER-Core ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
​GER-PE-BM ​Any Any GER-PE-BM 3 AU
​Core ​HP1000 Introduction To Psychology Core 3 AU
​Core ​HP1100 Fundamentals  of Social Science Research Core 3 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​ ​22 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(19 AU)
​Core BS1006 Principles of Genetics Core 3 AU
​Core BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I Core 3 AU
​Core BS1008 Biostatistics Core 3 AU
​Core BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Core 3 AU
​GER-Core ​GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ GER-Core 1 AU
​Core ​HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology Core 3 AU
​Major PE HPXXXX Major PE from Table D Major-PE 3 AU
Total AUs​​ 19 AU​​

**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-BM (BU8101) in their first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-BM and register for other available GER-PEs.

Year 2
Semester 1
(17 AU)
Core BS2001 Physiology Core 3 AU
Core BS2002 Microbiology Core 3 AU
Core BS2003 Biochemistry II Core 3 AU
GER-Core HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
Core
 
​HP2200 Biological Psychology Core 3 AU
​Major PE HPxxxx from Table D Major-PE 3 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​ ​19 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(18 AU)
Core BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Core 3 AU
​Major PE BSxxxx from Table A / C Major-PE 3 AU
GER-Core HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
GER-Core ​HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
Core ​HP2600 Cognitive Psychology Core 3 AU
Core ​HP2700 Abnormal Psychology Core 3 AU
​Major PE HPxxxx from Table D Major-PE 3 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ 18 AU​

 

Inter-
Semester
break

(May – July)
​Major PE BS9001++ Research Experience Major-PE 3 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​3 AU

 

Year 3
Semester 1
(19 AU)
​​​Major PE ​BSxxxx from Table B Major-PE 6 AU
GER-UE ​Any Any GER-UE 3 AU
​​​Major PE ​​HPxxxx from Table D Major-PE 9 AU
​​GER-Core ​ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ GER-Core 1 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​ ​19 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(20 AU)
​Major PE ​BSxxxx from Table A / C Major-PE 9 AU
GER-Core ​ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-UE Any Any GER-UE 3 AU
​Major PE HPxxxx from Table D Major-PE 3 AU
​Major PE HPxxxx from Table E Major-PE 4 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​ ​20 AU

Year 4
Semester 1
(17 AU)
​​Major PE ​BSxxxx from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
​​Major PE HPxxxx from Table D Major-PE 6 AU
​​Major PE HPxxxx from Table E Major-PE 8 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​ ​17 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
​Major PE BS4020 Final Year Project Major-PE 12 AU
​Major PE BS4224 + BS4223 Professional Internship (11 AU)  + 
Professional Career Development (1 AU) ^^
Major-PE 12 AU
Total AUs​ ​ ​ ​ ​12 AU

^ Online courses

^^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.  

BS9001 Research Experience (Optional)
Note: If a student earns 3AU by completing BS9001 Research Experience course, he/she may take 1 less Major-PE (3AU) from Table B or C.

 
Table A
 
Table B
BS1101^^ Basics of TCM 6 AU​
BS2020 Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist ​3 AU​
BS3001 Neurobiology 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy 3 AU
​BS3014 Biological Foundations of Behavior ​3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​3 AU
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3 AU​
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and  Medical 
              Devices 
3 AU​
​BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​3 AU
BS3031 Beauty and the Myths 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists 3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​3 AU
BS3342Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis 
3 AU​
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Macromolecular Crystallography 3 AU
BS3345# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Microbial Biotechnology and Systems Biology 3 AU
​BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology 3 AU​
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​3 AU
BS4006 Virology ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​3 AU
BS4011 Biology of Social Behavior ​3 AU
BS4013 ​Physiological Systems: Animal Models for Drug Development 3 AU
BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases  3 AU
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3 AU
BS9001 Research Experience ​3 AU
BS2103^^ TCM Diagnostics 6 AU
​HH2016 History of Animals ​ ​3 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​3 AU
ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​​3 AU
 
Table C
​BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3 AU​
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modelling 3 AU​
BS3010 Current Topics in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology 3 AU
BS3011 Protein Folding & Biomolecular NMR 3 AU
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3 AU
BS3013 Drug discovery & Development, Biotechnology ​3 AU
BS3015 The RNA world ​3 AU
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis ​3 AU
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience ​3 AU
BS3022 Protein Trafficking ​3 AU
​BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology ​3 AU
​BS3028 Chemical Biology ​3 AU
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing ​​3 AU
BS3331# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Applied Immunology
​3 AU
​​BS3336# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Proteomics Workshop
​​3 AU
​​BS3339# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Neurobiology
​​3 AU
​​BS3340# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop 
             (Series I) – Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans
​​3 AU
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society 3 AU
 

Table D

HP2300 Developmental Psychology 3 AU
HP2400 Social Psychology ​3 AU
HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences 3 AU​
HP3001 Learning and Behavioral Analysis 3 AU​
HP3002 Positive Psychology 3 AU​
HP3003 Engineering Psychology 3 AU​
HP3101 Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research 3 AU​
HP3201 Evolutionary Psychology 3 AU​
HP3202 Alcohol, Drugs and Behavior 3 AU​
HP3203 Conservation Psychology 3 AU​
​HP3204 An Ape’s Guide to Human Language 3 AU​
HP3301 Issues and Concerns in Adolescence 3 AU​
HP3302 Cognitive Development 3 AU​
HP3401 The Social Psychology of Human Communication 3 AU​
HP3402 Social Cognition 3 AU​
HP3501 Human Motivation 3 AU​
HP3601 Human Memory 3 AU​
HP3602 Reading Development & disorders 3 AU​
HP3603 Sensation & Perception 3 AU​
HP3701 Psychological Adjustment and Mental Health 3 AU​
HP3702 Child Psychopathology 3 AU​
HP3703 Health Psychology 3 AU​
HP3704 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology 3 AU​
HP3705 Clinical Community Psychology 3 AU​
HP3706 Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Health and performance 3 AU​
HP3707 The psychology of pain and its management 3 AU​
​HP3708 Biopsychosocial Criminology ​3 AU​
HP3801 Psychology in the Workplace 3 AU​
HP3802 Personnel Psychology 3 AU​
HP3804 Psychological Testing 3 AU​
HP3805 Managing Organisational Behavior 3 AU​
HP3806 Consumer psychology 3 AU​
HP3807 Occupational Health Psychology 3 AU​
HP3901 Cultural Psychology 3 AU​
HP3902 Psychology in the Asian Context 3 AU​
 

Table E

HP4002 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 4 AU
HP4012 Applied Multivariate Methods for Psychological Research 4 AU
HP4101 Clinical Psychology 4 AU​
HP4102 Trauma Psychology and Crisis Management 4 AU​
HP4103 The Forensic Psychology of Crime, Terrorism and Disasters 4 AU​
HP4104 Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology 4 AU​
HP4105 Correctional psychology 4 AU​
HP4106 Mental Health in the Community 4 AU​
​HP4107 Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice ​4 AU​
HP4201 Technology and Social Behaviour 4 AU​
HP4211 Agent-Based Computational Psychology 4 AU​
HP4221 Primate Psychology 4 AU​
HP4222 The Neuroscience of Love 4 AU​
HP4231 Social and Emotional Development 4 AU​
HP4232 Development of Self-Regulation 4 AU​
HP4233 Psychological and Sociomoral Reasoning in Infancy 4 AU​
HP4241 Interpersonal relations and family studies 4 AU​
HP4242 Advanced Topics in Social Cognition 4 AU​
HP4243 Intergroup relations 4 AU​
​HP4251 Psychobiology of Creative Personalities ​4 AU​
HP4261 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision 4 AU​
HP4262 Multisensory integration 4 AU​
HP4263 Language in Perception and thought 4 AU​
HP4271 Cognitive Neuroplasticity 4 AU​
HP4272 Neuropsychology 4 AU​
HP4273 Introduction to FMRI 4 AU​
HP4274 The Last Dance: Psycho-socio-cultural perspectives of Death, Dying and Bereavement 4 AU​
HP4281 Psychology of Leadership 4 AU​
HP4282 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 4 AU​

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

^^ BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE.

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