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CUSA1013 Great Discoveries in Biomedical Sciences 生物醫學大發現
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(Last update on: 16 March 2023)



Key facts for Summer 2023:

Date:   22, 24* July 2023 (3.5 hours)
Time:   9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venue:   CUHK campus
Enrollment:   20–30
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting or studying S1 – S3 who are interested in biomedical sciences
Tuition Fee:   HKD 1,000.00
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 is the foundation course of CUSA2013 Great Discoveries of Biochemical Sciences (Senior Class), aiming at providing a holistic review of the development of life sciences. The course shall provide Secondary 1 to 3 students with some general understanding of prehistoric life forms, such as prokaryotic cells to more complex organisms ever existed on Earth, followed by the evolution of human beings. Finally, some milestones of the industrial revolution associated to the highlights of modern biomedical sciences shall be covered. Throughout the study of a series of fundamental topics, students are expected to gain some foundation knowledge of life and its evolution; interested students are encouraged to join the senior class to pursue some more in-depth knowledge related to biomedical sciences.

本課程為CUSA2013生化科學大發現(高級班)的基礎課程,旨在讓初中生回顧生命科學的發展。課程內容包括一些史前生物的知識,例如原核細胞和其他在地球曾出現過的生物;從而再為同學介紹人類的演化。最後,本課程更將涵蓋工業革命以來的一些重要里程碑以及現代生物醫學的一些前瞻。 通過對一系列特定課題的介紹,同學們將對生命及其演化有更多的理解;此有助鼓勵感興趣的學生再報讀高級班,進而追求生物醫學更深入的科學知識。


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; Summer 2023
Application Method:   SAYT Online application