Programme Structure - Year one Bsc

Integrative Biomedical Sciences 1

In Integrative Biomedical Sciences 1 (IBMS1) you will develop a foundational core biological knowledge in the context of a biomedical background. The course will provide a broad introduction to all aspects of the application of biomedical informatics to biomedical sciences.

In Semester 1 you will critically explore foundational concepts in biology like cell theory, evolution, and the genetic basis of life. In Semester 2 you will explore key physiological systems (nervous, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, cardiovascular and pulmonary). Throughout the course you will develop your communication, laboratory and group-work skills. You will also develop foundational skills in experimental design and statistical analyses, and explore issues in bioethics.

A major focus is the development of the skills required to support your learning, particularly the use of scientific language and communication skills. The course emphasises formative assessment and provides numerous feedback opportunities to help you manage the transitions experienced by students entering higher education.

Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 1

Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 1 (ICMB1) will introduce you to fundamental concepts in cellular and molecular biology. You will have encountered some of these concepts in your previous study, for instance in IBMS1, but this course is an opportunity to take a closer look and go into more depth. We will start by looking at proteins, then spend a few weeks looking at how cells are structured and how they work, and finally learn about genes and DNA. Practicals are designed to reinforce the content of the lecture and give you an opportunity to acquire and practise fundamental molecular biology laboratory skills. This includes both wet lab skills and the use of high school homework help landing specialized computer programmes. You will also improve your skills related to the practice of science, including experimental design, generating, documenting and reporting data, working in groups, reading and critically evaluating information, presenting and discussing data and ideas.

Introduction to Biomedical Informatics 1

Introduction to Biomedical Informatics 1 aims to provide students with an overview of the fundamental technological concepts of Biomedical Informatics using real-world applications as examples. The course will lay a strong technical and computational foundation in the areas of operating systems, version control, and programming. Those skills will be taught with a view towards biomedical applications and examples, wherever possible, drawn from the biomedical field. The course will also introduce various technological sub-fields of Biomedical Informatics, including genomics, working with online medical resources, public health informatics, simulation and modelling, and artificial intelligence. This is intended to give students a broad overview of the field and what it entails, with an opportuntity to go into more depth in future years.

Mathematics and Statistics

This module covers the fundamental mathematics and statistics for bioinformatics, including calculus, linear algebra and statistics. The statistics part focuses on descriptive statistics and parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, curve fitting and variance analysis. Examples of real world biomedical data analysis will be used in teaching.

Chemistry Experiment

Chemical experiment is designed to provide students a valuable opportunity and space to practice. The teaching purpose is to enable students to get more chemical knowledge and understand that chemistry has been widely infiltrated into life science, materials science, environmental science, energy science and many other fields. Meanwhile, we focus on training realistic science attitude and innovation ability, so that students can receive comprehensive education of chemistry.