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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.
|Category:||Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing|
|Learning outcomes:||Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:|
|Medium of Instruction:||Cantonese supplemented with English|
|Recognition:||No. of Academy unit(s): 0.5
* A certificate will be awarded to student who have fulfilled the course requirements.
|Expected applicants:||S1-S3 Students who are interested in biomedical sciences|
|Organising period:||Summer 2012; Summer 2013; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Summer 2018|