Enquiry for Major/Minor/Programme Requirements

Minor Title Minor in Biochemistry
Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in 2017-2018
Objectives:

The Minor in Biochemistry is designed to provide students from all backgrounds with a multidisciplinary perspective on contemporary biochemistry and molecular biology. This minor curriculum incorporates significant flexibility to allow students to select courses that will complement the individual student's Major.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this programme, students should be able to:
PLO 1 :

describe the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular biology, and apply biochemical knowledge appropriately and effectively (by means of coursework and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 2 :

integrate knowledge regarding the structure and function of biological molecules and how they come together to form the systems that make up life (by means of coursework and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 3 :

develop a general interest in biochemistry and recognize the inter-relationship of biochemistry with other disciplines (by means of coursework and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

Impermissible Combination:

Major in Biochemistry

Required courses (36 credits)
1. Introductory level courses (12 credits)
Disciplinary Electives (12 credits)
At least 12 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOC1600 Perspectives in biochemistry (6)
BIOL1110 From molecules to cells (6)
BIOC2600 Basic biochemistry (6) Take either BIOC2600 or BIOL2220 to fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both. BIOC2600 and BIOL2220 are mutually exclusive.
BIOL2220 Principles of biochemistry (6) Take either BIOC2600 or BIOL2220 to fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both. BIOC2600 and BIOL2220 are mutually exclusive.
2. Advanced level courses (24 credits)
Disciplinary Electives (24 credits)
At least 24 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOC3601 Basic metabolism (6)
BIOC3604 Essential techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology (6)
BIOC3605 Sequence bioinformatics (6)
BIOC3606 Molecular medicine (6)
BIOL3202 Nutritional biochemistry (6)
BIOL3401 Molecular biology (6)
BIOL3402 Cell biology and cell technology (6)
BIOL3403 Immunology (6)
BIOL3404 Protein structure and function (6)
BIOC4610 Advanced biochemistry (6)
BIOC4612 Molecular biology of the gene (6)
BIOC4613 Advanced techniques in biochemistry & molecular biology (6)
BIOL4417 'Omics' and systems biology (6)
CHEM4444 Chemical biology (6)
 
Notes:

1. Double counting of credits is not permissible for major-minor or double-minors combinations. For a course appears as a core course ("disciplinary core") in the major-minor or double-minors, students have to make up the credits by taking replacement course in the minor. For details, please refer to "Students taking double Majors, Major-Minor or double Minors with overlapping course requirements" in the BSc syllabuses.

Remarks:

Important! Ultimate responsibility rests with students to ensure that the required pre-requisites and co-requisite of selected courses are fulfilled. Students must take and pass all required courses in the selected primary science major in order to satisfy the degree graduation requirements.



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