B.Sc (Hons) in Biological Sciences with 2nd Major in Biomedical Structural Biology

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2017 and before

Year 1
Semester 1
(20 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^
(exempted with H2 Biology = A)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry
(exempted with H2 Chemistry = A)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Major-Core 3 AU
CM1031 Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory ​GER-UE-Core  ​​4 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE** GER-PE 3 AU
**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA ‘HE9091 Principles of Economics’ (3AUs) in their first semester.
Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE

Year 1
Semester 2
(20 AU)
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I
(exempted with H3 subject = Distinction or Merit)+​
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Major-Core 3 AU
CM1041 Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory ​GER-UE-Core ​​4 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
+ Students may be exempted with other courses if they have other matching H2 or H3 courses. Please see Table 1.​

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
BS2020 Mathematics and Physics Topics for Structural Biologists GER-UE-Core 3 AU
CM2031 Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry GER-UE-Core 3 AU
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 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-Core ​3 AU
BS2021 RNA Structures & RNA Based Drug Development​ GER-UE-Core 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 (Optional)++

Major-PE 3 AU
++ Recommended Major-PE which is conducted during inter-semester 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. 

Year 3
Semester 1
(19 AU)
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM GER-UE-Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 9 AU
GER-UE-PE from Table D GER-UE-PE 3 AU​
BS0001 Biology and Society GER-Core 3 AU
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ ​GER-Core ​1 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(19 AU)
BS3025 NMR in Structural Biology GER-UE-Core 3 AU
GER-UE-PE from Table D GER-UE-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 12 AU
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation ^ GER-Core 1 AU

 

Year 4
Semester 1
(18 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 12 AU
GER-UE-PE from Table D  GER-UE-PE 3 AU
GER-PE ​GER-PE 3 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
                 or

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
Major-PE
1 AU
+ 11AU
^ 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.