(Offered by School of Life Sciences)
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Biochemistry is a branch of science that investigates the chemical compounds and processes occurring in living organisms. The knowledge procured from the study in biochemistry has found extensive applications in medicine and biotechnology that drastically revolutionise our daily life. Our programme aims to (1) provide concepts and mechanisms of biochemical and life processes, with emphasis on biomedical sciences; (2) provide training on the latest biochemical technology; (3) cultivate the ability of critical thinking, a proactive and responsible attitude, and efficient communication skills for further study and career development.
Our curriculum emphasises on current topics in biochemistry and molecular biology that have scientific, medical and social significance. Major study focuses include genetics and cell biology, protein and enzymes, bioenergetics and metabolism, methods in biochemistry and molecular biology, and biomedical and health sciences. Students can opt for a wide range of elective courses to attain professional knowledge in specialised disciplines such as clinical biochemistry, immunology, endocrinology, neuroscience, forensic sciences, sports science, and etc. Our curriculum also emphasises on experiential learning as well as personal and career development. These are achieved through self-study modules, small group discussion, hands-on laboratory training, independent research and workshops.
- Nearly half of our graduates pursue postgraduate studies in local or overseas universities
- About one-fifth of our graduates have joined medical and research laboratories
- Some other graduates have entered the education, commercial, industrial and government sectors
TONG Hoi Sin
Choosing biochemistry as my major has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Supported by an excellent and experienced teaching team, we are inspired to look for the hidden mysteries of life. The programme does not only provide us with the opportunity to learn in different research laboratories but also supports overseas exchange programmes and research opportunities. As one of the committee members of the biochemistry student society, I have organized and participated in numerous activities of the programme. I really enjoy the warm atmosphere of this big family.