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


Curriculum and Course Descriptions AY2018

Year 1
Semester 1
Core BS1001 Introductory Biology^ 3
Core BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry 3
Core BS1003 Organic Chemistry 3
Core BS1008 Biostatistics​​​​ 3
GER-Core BS0001 Biology and Society 3
GER-UE CM1021 Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory 4
Total AUs  19
Year 1
Semester 2
Core BS1005 Biochemistry I 3
Core​ BS1006 Biophysical Chemistry 3
Core BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I 3
Core BS1009 Introduction to Computational Thinking 3
Core BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 3
GER-UE CM1041 Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory 4
GER-Core GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^ 1
Total AUs  20
Year 2
Semester 1
Core BS2001 Physiology 3
Core BS2002 Microbiology 3
Core BS2003 Biochemistry II 3
Major PE - (From Table B) 3
GER-UE CM2031 Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry 3
GER-Core ML0003 MLCPS 1
GER-Core BS0004 Introduction to Data Science ​3
GER-UE HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2
Total AUs  21
Year 2
Semester 2
GER-UE CM2041 Physical and Biophysical Chemistry I 3
GER-UE CM3031 Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis 3
GER-Core HW0228 Scientific Communication II 2
GER-Core HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ 1
Major PE - (From Table A) 6
Core BS4223 Professional Career Development 1
GER-PE - - 3
Total AUs  19
Year 3
Semester 1
Major PE - (From Table B) 6
GER-UE - (From Table C) 6
GER-PE - - 6
Total AUs  18
Year 3
Semester 2
Core BS4224 Professional Internship 11
GER-Core ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1
Total AUs  12
Year 4
Semester 1
Major PE - BS4020 Final Year Project
Major PE (From Table B)
GER-UE - (From Table C) 6
Total AUs  18
Year 4
Semester 2
Major PE - (From Table A) 12
Major PE BS3028* Chemical Biology 3
GER-UE - (From Table D) 3
Total AUs  18
* BS3028 Chemical Biology is compulsory for students with 2nd major in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (BSMCP)
Table A
Course Code Course Title AUs
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II 3
BS2010 Bioimaging 3
BS211S^ Equations of Life 3
BS2012 Genetics and Genomics 3
​BS2020 ​Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist ​3
BS2021 RNA Structures & RNA based Drug Development 3
BS3332# ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Methods in Histology 3​
BS3335# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Protein behavior in health and disease – Biophysical tools 3
BS3347# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Metabolics and Lipidomics 3
BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modeling 3
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3
BS3013 Drug discovery and development, biotechnology 3
BS3015 The RNA World 3
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis 3
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience 3
BS3022 Protein Trafficking 3
BS3028 Natural Products in Medicinal Chemistry 3
BS3336# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Proteomics Workshop 3
BS3339# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Neurobiology 3
​BS4018 Biology of Aging and Neurodegeneration 3​
​BS4205 Good Manufacturing Practice and Sterilisation for Medical Devices ​3
​BS3104 Pathology 3​
AAB20D Ecology 3
​HH3010 ​Biotechnology and Society 3​
ES2303 Introduction to Ecology 3
ES4303 Tropical Ecology 3

Table B
Course Code Course Title AUs
BS1101^^ Basics of TCM 6
BS2103^^ TCM Diagnostics 6
​BS1200 ​Understanding Singapore Healthcare System 3​
BS2015​ ​Virology 3​
BS211S^ Equations of Life 3
BS2100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 2 3
BS3001 Neurobiology 3
BS3003 Developmental biology 3
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy 3
BS3014 Biological foundations of behavior 3
BS3018 Plant Biology 3
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices 3
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease 3
BS3027 ​Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology 3​
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology 3
BS3033 Data Analytics for Biologists 3
​BS3331# ​UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Applied Immunology 3​
BS3338# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells 3
​BS3340# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans
BS3342# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis 3
BS3344# UAEB Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography 3
BS3348# ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology ​3
BS3349#​ ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) –  Introduction to R programming ​3
BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology 3
BS4010 Synthetic Biology 3
BS4014  ​Molecular Basis of Diseases 3​
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3
​BS4016 ​Advanced Virology 3​
​BS4017 ​High-Throughput Bioinformatics​ 3​
BS9001++ Research Experience 3
ES3302 Tropical Ecology 3
HH2016 History of Animals 3

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

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

++ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during the inter-semestral break. Completion of BS9001 will allow you to do one less Major PE in any of the future semesters. Registration of BS9001 will be done by the School. It is a pass/fail course.

Table C
Course Code Course Title Aus
CM2011 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 3
CM2061 Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Laboratory (1) 3
CM3011 Chemical Spectroscopy and Applications 3
CM3062 Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Laboratory (4) 3
CM4051 Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry (TBC) 3
CM9081 Medicinal Chemistry 3
CM9101 Food Chemistry and Nutrition 3
CM3041 Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 2 3
CM4043 Molecular Modeling: Principle and Applications 3
CM9083 ​Heterocyclic chemistry ​3
​CM4016 ​Pharmaceutical Chemistry ​3
​CM4017 ​Biomedical Imaging and Sensing ​3
​CM4044 ​Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry 3​

Table D
Course Code Course Title Aus
CM2062 Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Laboratory (2) 3
CM3061 Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Laboratory (3) 3
CM4032 Current Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3
CM4033 Metal Mediated Reactions 3
CM9082 Drug Design and Synthesis 3
For CMxxxx course content, please refer to SPMS Course Information. The information is accurate at the time of publishing, it is subjected to change at any time.