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CUSA1013 Great Discoveries in Biomedical Sciences 生物醫學大發現
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(Last update on: 15 April 2022)


Key facts for Summer 2022:

Date:   27 August, 3 September 2022 (3.5 hours)
Time:   9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Teaching Platform:   Face to Face (CUHK) #
Enrollment:   30
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S1-S3
Tuition Fee:   HKD 800.00
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 will be offered on CUHK campus in face-to-face mode only. It may be cancelled in accordance with the pandemic development and the policy of the university.


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 learning activities;
  4. Gain learning methodologies that promote life-long learning in life science subjects.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Other Demos
  3. Discussion of case
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Others
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  0.25 - 0.5
* 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 2012; Summer 2013; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Summer 2018; Summer 2022
Application Method:   SAYT Online application