B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Major

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2014

Year 1
Semester 1
(21 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
CM1021 Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory ​GER-UE ​​4 AU
​CM1031 Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory ​GER-UE ​4 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(20 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
CM1041 Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory ​GER-UE ​​4 AU
GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU

 

Year 2
Semester 1
(20 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
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
CM2031 Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry GER-UE 3 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(21 AU)
BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Major-Core 3 AU
CM2041 Physical and Biophysical Chemistry I ​GER-UE ​3 AU
CM3031 Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis GER-UE 3 AU
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 9 AU

 

Inter-semester Break
(May-July)

BS9001 Research Experience

Major-PE 3 AU

 

Year 3
Semester 1
(22 AU)
Major PE from Table B
Major-PE
9 AU
Electives from Table D (from the Chemical Biology Major menu)
GER-UE
6 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)
BS3028 Chemical Biology Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 9 AU
Electives from Table E (from the Chemical Biology Major menu) GER-UE 3 AU
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation ^ GER-Core 1 AU

 

Year 4
Semester 1
(18 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 12 AU
Electives from Table D (from the Chemical Biology Major menu) ​GER-UE ​6 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
                 or

Major-PE

12 AU

 

**To qualify for the Chemical Biology Major, candidates must complete a minimum of 36AUs of courses from the Chemical Biology Major menu. The 36AUs of Chemical Biology courses fall under the General Education Requirement Unrestricted Elective (GER-UE) category. Candidates have the flexibility to choose during which semester they will read the individual courses.​

BS3028 Chemical Biology is compulsory for students with 2nd Major in Chemical Biology.

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
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
Table D
Table E

 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

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