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


BS 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-PE** - - 6
Total AUs  21
**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
Core BS1005 Biochemistry I 3
Core BS1006 Principles of Genetics 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 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions^ 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 HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2
GER-Core BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3
Total AUs  21
Year 2
Semester 2
Core BS4223 Professional Career Development 1
Major PE - (From Table A) 6
GER-UE BS2020 Mathematics and Physics Topics for Structural Biologists 3
GER-UE CM2041 Physical and Biophysical Chemistry I 3
GER-UE BS2021 RNA Structures & RNA Based Drug Development 3
GER-Core HW0228 Scientific Communication II 2
GER-Core HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ 1
Total AUs  19
Year 3
Semester 1
Major PE - (From Table B) 9
GER-UE BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
GER-UE - (From Table C) 3
GER-PE - - 3
Total AUs  18
Year 3
Semester 2
Core BS4224 Professional Internship Programme 11
GER-Core ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation^ 1
Total AUs  12
Year 4
Semester 1
Major PE BSxxxx 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
GER-UE BS3025 NMR in Structural Biology 3
Total AUs  15

Table A
Course Code Course Title AUs
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II 3
BS2007 Immunology 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
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
BS3010 Current topics in stem cell and developmental biology 3
BS3011 Protein folding and biomolecular NMR 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
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices 3
BS3025 ​NMR in Structural Biology ​3
BS3028 Chemical Biology 3
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing 3
​BS3035 ​One Health ​3
BS3331# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Applied Immunology 3
BS3336# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Proteomics Workshop 3
BS3339# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Neurobiology 3
BS3340# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans 3
AAB20D Ecology 3
ES2303 Introduction to Ecology 3
ES4303 Tropical Ecology 3
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society 3

Table B
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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
BS3332# UAEB Workshop (Series I) – Methods in Histology 3
BS3338# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells 3
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
BS4004 Current topics in immunology 3
BS4010 Synthetic Biology 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 Offering
CM4034 Natural Product Chemistry 3 2
CM9082 Drug Design and Synthesis 3 2
BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology 3 2
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) -Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography 3 1
CM4051 Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry 3 1
CM9081 Medicinal Chemistry 3 1
CM4043 Molecular Modeling: Principle and Applications 3 1
BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases 3 1
Note: BS3027, BS3344 and BS4014 in Table D are allowed to be cleared as Major PE when all UE requirements are being fulfilled.
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