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CUSA3000 Chemistry and Biochemistry for Extended Science Research Projects 化學及生物化學:科學研究延伸課程

Key facts for course schedule:
29 October 12, 19 November and 2, 9, 16, 19 - 22 December 2016
7, 21 January, 4 February, 8 April and 13 May 2017

AM session:
8:00 am - 11:00 am/ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm/ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PM session:
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm/ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuition fee: HKD 15,000 (including materials for experiments)
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The course aims at helping students to learn the major concepts and methods of chemistry and biochemistry. Topics include simple organic chemistry, principles of molecular biology, scientific methods and skills for research. Students will gain hands-on experience of using modern technology such as infrared spectroscopy and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for running research projects.

本課程旨在幫助學生學習化學與生物化學的概念和方法。主題包括簡單有機化學,分子生物學原理和科學棎究的方法與技巧。學生將親身體驗如何應用現代科技諸如紅外光譜與聚合酶鏈反應(Polymearse Chain Reaction)技術在科學探究項目之應用。


Organising units:
  • School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, CUHK
  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to gain the knowledge of:
  1. Understand chemistry and biochemistry concepts for research project.
  2. Gain hands-on experience in doing real experiments.
  3. Gain concepts and skills to conduct independent research topics.
  4. Learn how to solve problems in research projects by scientific method.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Laboratory Sessions
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab performance
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  4.5
* A certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to student upon completion.
Expected applicants:   S4-S5 who are interested in chemistry, biology and biochemistry
Organising period:   2016
Application Method:   SAYT Online application