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


BS Curriculum and Course Descriptions AY2019

Year 1
Semester 1
Core BS1001 Introductory Biology^ 3
Core BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry 3
Core BS1003 Organic Chemistry 3
Core BS1008 Biostatistics 3
GER-PE** - - 6
Total AUs  18
**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 Kickstart your Career Success
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) 3
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
​GER-Core ​BS0005 ​One Health 3​
Total AUs  19
Year 3
Semester 1
Major PE - (From Table B) 12
GER-UE BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
GER-UE - (From Table C) 3
GER-PE - - 3
Total AUs  21
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 - BS4020 Final Year Project or
Major PE (From Table A or Table B)
GER-UE BS3025 NMR in Structural Biology 3
Total AUs  15
^Online courses

# 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.
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
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
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
BS3028 Chemical Biology 3
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing 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
​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
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
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
BS4011 ​Biology of Social Behavior 3​
BS4014 ​Molecular Basis of Diseases​  3
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3
​BS4016 ​Advanced Virology 3​
​BS4017 ​High-Throughput Bioinformatics​ 3​
BS9001++ Research Experience 3
HH2016 History of Animals 3​
ES3302 Tropical Ecology 3


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 & BS4014 in Table D are allowed to be cleared as Major PE when all UE requirements are being fulfilled.​
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