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CUSA2013 Great Discoveries in Biomedical Sciences (Senior Class) 生物醫學大發現 (高級班)


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(Last update on: 21 June 2021)



Key facts for Summer 2021:

Date:   3 whole day sessions (total 18 contact hours)
13, 20, 27 November, 11* December 2021
Time:   10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teaching Platform:   Face to Face  (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) #
Enrollment:   25
Expected applicants:   Students who promoting to or studying S5-S6 who are interested in biomedical sciences
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,180.00
For students who apply with the certificates of CUSA1013 Great Discoveries
in Biomedical Sciences, their tuition fee will be HKD$1,590.
Lecturer:   Dr. LO Fai Hang
* This date is reserved for make-up classes in case there is any cancellation of classes due to unexpected circumstances.
# This course is only offered face-to-face lessons at CUHK campus.


This course aims at deciphering how the work of some famous scientists in the field of life sciences has affected our daily life and our society. The course first provides students with the general knowledge of some basic processes in life, namely biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology, followed by how the knowledge has helped us to cope with the natural adversities such as diseases. The improvements of our quality of life by the technological advances in life sciences will also be discussed. Finally, how the development in life sciences has brought revolutionizing impacts on our lives, civilization, and modernization will be presented. Through a series of learning activities, students are encouraged to comprehend and to connect the discoveries in life sciences to daily scenarios. This course is particularly suitable for students who want to understand more on how discoveries in life sciences, which have transformed the way we think and live throughout the centuries.



Organising units:
  • Biochemistry Programme, 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. Recognize how biomedical sciences can benefit our daily life;
  2. Comprehend basic knowledge in life sciences;
  3. Develop practical skills in communication and critical thinking through different types of in-class activities.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Exercise and assignments
  3. Discussion of case
  4. Other Demos
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Selected response test or exam
  3. Others
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1.25
* A certificate will be awarded to student who have fulfilled the course requirements.
Expected applicants:   S5-S6 students who are interested in biomedical sciences
Organising period:   Summer 2017; Summer 2019; Autumn 2021
Application Method:   SAYT Online application