Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences (Year 1 & Year 3 Entries )

Full-time Face-to-Face JUPAS and Non-JUPAS Degree Programme

Jupas Programme Code: JS9732

Non-Jupas Programme Code: BSCHLSJ1

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Programme Aims

This programme aims to develop students with academic training, analytical, technical, theoretical and practical knowledge in aspects of life sciences; and to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the theories, practices, and research methodologies in life sciences.

 

Career Prospects

Graduates will find career opportunities in a broad range of life sciences and related fields, including services and research & development in biomedical or clinical laboratories, biotechnology industries, medical and health product management, managerial work in public or private biological and chemical organisations and institutes etc.

 

The programme structure is as follows:

For Year-1 Entry: Total 160 Credits

Courses Weighting
Core 120 Credits
Mathematics 10 Credits
English Language 10 Credits
General Education 20 Credits

Programme Structure (Core Courses)

Year One Core Courses
Essential Biology (BIOL S103F) Essential Chemistry (CHEM S102F)
Laboratory Safety and Good Laboratory Practice (SCI S110F)
Year Two Core Courses
Physical and Organic Chemistry (CHEM S234F) Biochemistry and Microbiology (BIOL S235F)
Food and Nutrient Chemistry (CHEM S201F) Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL S236F)
Laboratory Techniques in practice (SCI S291F)
Year Three Core Courses
Conservation and Biodiversity (BIOL S301F) Human Physiology (BIOL S312F)
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM S350F) Biochemical and DNA Technologies (BIOL S356F)
Scientific Research Methods (SCI 330F) Animal and Plant Physiology (BIOL S302F)
Microbiology and Toxicology (BIOL S351F)
Professional Training and Workplace Attachment (SCI S390F)
Year Four Core Courses
Practical Skills in Ecology (BIOL S337F) Advanced Topics in Food and Health Sciences (SCI S404F)
Tools and Techniques in Biotechnology (BIOL S406F) Food Analysis (SCI S365F)
Contemporary Biology Development (BIOL S401F) Medical Genetics and Immunobiology (BIOL S402F)
Science Research Project (SCI S410F)

 

For Year-3 Entry: Total 80 Credits

Courses Weighting
Core 80 Credits

Programme Structure (Core Courses)

Year Three Core Courses
Conservation and Biodiversity (BIOL S301F) Human Physiology (BIOL S312F)
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM S350F) Biochemical and DNA Technologies (BIOL S356F)
Scientific Research Methods (SCI 330F) Animal and Plant Physiology (BIOL S302F)
Microbiology and Toxicology (BIOL S351F)
Professional Training and Workplace Attachment (SCI S390F)
Year Four Core Courses
Practical Skills in Ecology (BIOL S337F) Advanced Topics in Food and Health Sciences (SCI S404F)
Tools and Techniques in Biotechnology (BIOL S406F) Food Analysis (SCI S365F)
Contemporary Biology Development (BIOL S401F) Medical Genetics and Immunobiology (BIOL S402F)
Science Research Project (SCI S410F)

 

Summer Professional Training and Workplace Attachment

Students will receive additional training in the summer term through a series of workshops, seminars, visits, and workplace attachment with the aim to develop students’ understanding on the nature, environment, culture, career opportunities, and the attributes and skill-sets needed in various life sciences sectors.

 

Contact Information

Programme Leader:

Dr Steven J L Xu

Tel: + 3120 2691

Email: sjlxu@ouhk.edu.hk

Head of Department of Science:

Prof Fred W F Lee

Tel: + 3120 2690

Email: wflee@ouhk.edu.hk