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Associate of Biomedical Sciences

Programme Code: AD 122 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315 ahs-bs@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 88-106

Biomedical Sciences focuses on the study of how cells and organs function in the human body. It enhances our understanding of human diseases and their treatment and prevention strategies. Therefore, biomedical scientists are at the forefront of medical research, and they play a pivotal role in the maintenance of human health.    

Programme Aims and Features

This programme is a two-year, broad-based education programme that integrates specialism subjects in Biomedical Sciences with generic skills and experiential learning courses. It aims to strengthen students’ knowledge and practical skills in the core areas of Biomedical Sciences (e.g. Cell Biology, Molecular Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Anatomy and Physiology). Students are provided with the comprehensive academic and laboratory training necessary for their pursuit of undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences or its related disciplines (e.g. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Nursing).

Opportunities for Further Studies

2017 Overall Progression Rate: 83%^
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 62%^

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students^ of recent years have articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BNurs
BSc
BSc Biochemistry
BSc Ecology and Biodiversity
BSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BNurs
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BSc Biochemistry & Cell Biology
BSc Biological Science
 
City University of Hong Kong
BSc Biology & Chemistry
BSc Applied Biology
BSc Biomedical Sciences
BSc Chemistry
 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Science
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Optometry
BSc (Hons) Property Management
BSc (Hons) Radiography
 
Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology - Biotechnology
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
 
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) Science
 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

University of Tasmania, Australia 
Bachelor of Biomedical Science 
 
Macquarie University, Australia 
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
 

Career Prospectus

The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates to pursue further studies at university or develop a wide range of careers in biomedical research, medical laboratories, healthcare industry, medical device companies, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.  

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology and Chemistry, or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology and Chemistry), or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology/Chemistry plus Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology/Chemistry); or have taken HKAL Biology and HKAL/HKAS Chemistry; or equivalent.

 

^The figures came from graduates/ students of Associate of Health Science. This programme has been developed into two new programmes namely Associate of Biomedical Sciences and Associate of Nursing Studies in 2018/19 academic year.
*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Multimedia or Quantitative Analysis II​

Experiential Learning Couse:

  • Biomedical Laboratory
SPECIALISM

 

Year 1 

  • Chemistry for Biomedical Science
  • Cell Biology and Development
  • Fundamentals of the Human Body
  • Molecular Biochemistry

 

Year 2

  • Introduction to Human Diseases: Pathology and Pathophysiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology
  • Pharmacology

 

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies

  • Choose Three courses from the Core Curriculum

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.

Amy Suen Siu Leong
Suen Siu Leong, Amy
  • 2015-16 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2016-17 BSc in Biochemistry, HKU (Year 3)
  • Offer received: HKU Biochemistry (Year 3)
  • Offer received: CUHK Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offer received: CityU Biomedical Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offer received: CityU Applied Biology (Year 3)

Studying Biomedical Sciences at HKU SPACE CC was a precious experience to me after HKDSE. This programme equipped me with a broad-based education and generic skills that helped me build a solid foundation in pursuit of university studies in pathological and microbiological sciences. Throughout the two years, I was not only provided with an in-depth study of advanced medical knowledge but also granted many opportunities to sharpen practical skills in laboratory sessions that strengthened my technological skills and health science specialism. Besides, the learning environment at HKU SPACE CC was very desirable; teachers were supportive and also classmates were enthusiastic and diligent about learning. Although the learning process was demanding and challenging, it was valuable, worthwhile and rewarding. The two-year student life at HKU SPACE CC will be engraved in my memory forever.

Anson Yu Hiu Fung
Yu Hiu Fung, Anson
  • 2015-16 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2016-17 BSc in Medical Laboratory Science, PolyU (Year 1)
  • Offer received: HKU Biochemistry (Year 3)
  • Offer received: HKUST: Biological Science (Year 2)
  • Offer received: CUHK: Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offer received: PolyU: Medical Laboratory Science (Year 1)

The study in Associate Degree of Biomedical Science provided me with opportunities to have a deeper exploration into the field of Medical Science. The courses provided by this programme are diverse and covered most of the essential knowledge in health science which is useful for the further study in healthcare professionals such as Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science. Apart from the academic life, the Community College also provides various activities for us to join. For example, I have joined the Tainan study tour and Voluntary service organized by the Student Development and Counselling Service. Last but not least, the failure in HKDSE is not equal to desperation. I appreciate that the HKU SPACE Community College gave me a second chance to pursue my goal to study in university.

Fung Chun Wing
Fung Chun Wing
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 HKUST BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Year 2)

Being one of the students that came from a secondary school using Chinese as a medium of instruction, I faced some learning difficulties initially because my English standard was relatively lower than others. However, the problem became my motivation for improving my English; for example, I tried hard to look up the meaning of all English terms before my lessons. When I still did not understand those scientific jargons, I could ask the lecturers for help. I believe that genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Finally, my hard work paid off and I got eight offers from six UGC-funded local universities. Everyone may have his or her own weaknesses, but success is waiting for those who can persist in their studies. I hope my story will give you some inspiration and all of you can enter your desired university in the future.

William Wong Yu Ming
Wong Yu Ming, William
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 HKU BSc in Biochemistry (Year 3)

The Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) programme provided me with a wide range of exposure to health and medical sciences, which laid down a solid foundation for my university studies. Learning environment at HKU SPACE CC was inspiring and encouraging. With my supportive and helpful classmates, I was able to enjoy my studies and complete my group projects. Although the learning life was challenging, it was very fruitful and rewarding. I am so grateful for the help from the College, especially from the biomedical sciences programme, and I am sure future students will feel the same way.

Rachel Lau Ka Yuet
Lau Ka Yuet, Rachel
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 PolyU BSc in Medical Laboratory Science (Year 1)

HKU SPACE CC provides a wide variety of programmes suitable for most students with varied interests and preferences. Having chosen the Biomedical Sciences programme, I was exposed to more advanced medical knowledge, human biology and technological skills in science that I had never been taught in my secondary school. Studying the field that I like made learning enjoyable, even though there were hard times in chasing the deadlines of projects, assignments and presentations. It was initially quite challenging to adapt to dramatic changes in the learning style and the level of study at the Community College. However, with the readily available facilities and kind help from the lecturers, learning effectively is no longer mission impossible. Not only did I acquire knowledge from HKU SPACE CC, but also an indomitable character to deal with hardships in life.