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CUSA1043 Life Science in Daily Life 日常生活中的生命科學
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(Last update on: 29 April 2022)


Key facts for Summer 2022:

Date:   2, 9, 16, 23, 30* July 2022 (28 hours)
Time:   9:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Teaching Platform:   Face to Face (CUHK) #
Enrollment:   20
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S1-S3
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,780.00
Lecturer:   Professor NGO Chi Ki Jacky
* This date is reserved for make-up classes in case there is any cancellation of classes due to unexpected circumstances.
# # This course will be offered on CUHK campus in face-to-face mode. It may switch to online teaching in accordance with the pandemic development and the policy of the university.



Life science is the study of all living organisms and life processes at all levels from ecological to molecular. While many people refer life science as biology, it is an enormous field of study that also covers genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, food science, biotechnology, ecology, and more. The knowledge of life science teaches us to respect and love the nature and all life forms. It also plays a substantial role in human welfare and helps to create many of our daily needs ranging from food to medicine.




Organising units:
  • School of Life Sciences
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. identify daily items/events that are created using the knowledge of life science.
  2. understand the basic scientific basis of some daily topics.
  3. describe a range of different life forms and the biomacromolecules that make them possible.
  4. describe the steps of the scientific method.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Exercise and Assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Presentation
  2. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  2
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
Expected applicants:   S1-S3 Students who are interested in biomedical sciences
Organising period:   Summer 2022
Application Method:   SAYT Online application