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Minor Title Minor in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in 2017-2018
Objectives:

The Minor in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of molecular biology and biotechnology which are relevant to many other disciplines of study and our daily life. Students will learn the principles underlying current molecular and cell biology advances, and biotechnological applications and will become literate in biotechnology business and advancements.

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

develop and apply basic technical and knowledge-based skills in molecular and cell biology, and biotechnology (by means of coursework and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 2 :

develop and apply skills of critical inquiry, teamwork, and effective communication (by means of group projects, tutorial classes and presentation opportunities in the curriculum)

PLO 3 :

understand and describe the issues and concerns fundamental to the field (by means of coursework and laboratory-based learning in the curriculum)

Impermissible Combination:

Major in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Required courses (36 credits)
1. Introductory level courses (12 credits)
Disciplinary Electives (12 credits)
At least 12 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOL1110 From molecules to cells (6)
BIOL1309 Evolutionary diversity (6) May take either BIOL1309 or BIOL2306 to fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both.
BIOC2600 Basic biochemistry (6) May take either BIOL2220 or BIOC2600 to fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both.
BIOL2102 Biostatistics (6)
BIOL2103 Biological sciences laboratory course (6)
BIOL2220 Principles of biochemistry (6) May take either BIOL2220 or BIOC2600 to fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both.
BIOL2306 Ecology and evolution (6) May take either BIOL1309 or BIOL2306 to fulfill this 12 credits requirement, but not both.
2. Advanced level courses (24 credits)
Disciplinary Core Courses (6 credits)
BIOL3401 Molecular biology (6)
Disciplinary Electives (18 credits)
At least 18 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOL3402 Cell biology and cell technology (6)
BIOL3403 Immunology (6)
BIOL3409 Business aspects of biotechnology (6)
BIOL3508 Microbial physiology and biotechnology (6)
BIOL4401 Medical microbiology and applied immunology (6)
BIOL4411 Plant and food biotechnology (6)
BIOL4415 Healthcare biotechnology (6)
BIOL4416 Stem cells and regenerative biology (6)
BIOL4417 'Omics' and systems biology (6)
ENVS4110 Environmental remediation (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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