Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in ALL
Major/Minor ALL
Course Type
Offer in 2021 - 2022 Y N
Course Code BIOC4966
Date2022/05/17 16:23
Enquiry for Course Details
BIOC4966 Biochemistry internship (6 credits) Academic Year 2021
Offering Department Biomedical Sciences Quota 20
Course Co-ordinator Dr A C Koon (Sem 1); Dr Dr B H B Yuen (Sem 2 & Summer), Biomedical Sciences < alexkoon@hku.hk ; yuenbbh@hku.hk >
Teachers Involved (All academic staff in Biochemistry Major,Biomedical Sciences)
(Dr A C Koon,Biomedical Sciences)
(Dr B H B Yuen,Biomedical Sciences)
Course Objectives This course aims to offer students the opportunities to gain work experience in the industry related to their major of study.  The workplace learning experience would be of great benefit to the students to apply their knowledge gained in the study to the real work environments.  Students have to take on at least 160 hours of internship work either within the University or outside the University arranged by the School/Departments.
Course Contents & Topics 1. Within the university: The student will be supervised by a staff member (Supervisor), working on a project or various tasks as instructed by the Supervisor.

2. Outside the university: The student will work in an external agency related to the major of study. The student will be supervised under a staff member of the external agency (the External Supervisor) and a staff member of the Department/School of the student (the Internal Supervisor).
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO 1 recognize the strengths and limitations of their area of training or expertise
CLO 2 acquire problem-solving skills to solve novel and ill-defined problems
CLO 3 work effectively with colleagues in laboratories or other real world environments
CLO 4 examine the role of science in our society
Pre-requisites
(and Co-requisites and
Impermissible combinations)
Pass in at least 24 credits of advanced level (level 3 or 4) disciplinary core/elective courses in Biochemistry Major including BIOC3604.
This capstone course is for Biochemistry Major students only.
The earliest that a student is allowed to take this capstone course is their year 3 study.
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 2021 Major in Biochemistry ( Disciplinary Elective )
2020 Major in Biochemistry ( Disciplinary Elective )
2019 Major in Biochemistry ( Disciplinary Elective )
2018 Major in Biochemistry ( Disciplinary Elective )
2017 Major in Biochemistry ( Disciplinary Elective )
Course to PLO Mapping 2021 Major in Biochemistry < PLO 1,2,4,5 >
2020 Major in Biochemistry < PLO 1,2,4,5 >
2019 Major in Biochemistry < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2018 Major in Biochemistry < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2017 Major in Biochemistry < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
Offer in 2021 - 2022 Y        1st sem    2nd sem    Summer    Examination No Exam     
Offer in 2022 - 2023 Y
Course Grade Distinction/Pass/Fail
Grade Descriptors
Distinction Demonstrates excellent ability in applying knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. Demonstrates excellent performance in handling and carrying out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Establishes highly effective collaboration and communication with supervisor(s), colleagues, and clients in the job. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, with excellent performance in written and oral report, and excellent evaluation by supervisor(s), etc.
Pass Able to apply knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. Successfully handles and carries out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Establishes effective collaboration and communication with supervisor(s), colleagues, and clients in the job. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, written and oral report, and evaluation by supervisor(s), etc. Students demonstrating excellent performance in the above would be awarded a grade of "Distinction".
Fail Very limited or no ability to solve problems in the workplace. Fails to handle or carry out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Fails to establish effective collaboration or communication with supervisor(s), other colleagues, or clients in the job. Fails to satisfy the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, written and oral report, or evaluation by supervisor(s), etc.
Course Type Internship
Course Teaching
& Learning Activities
Activities Details No. of Hours
Internship work it is expected that students are to work at least 160 hours (or the equivalent of 4 weeks full-time) 160
Assessment Methods
and Weighting
Methods Details Weighting in final
course grade (%)
Assessment Methods
to CLO Mapping
Oral presentation 30 CLO 1,2,4
Supervisor's feedback 30 CLO 1,2,3,4
Written report 40 CLO 1,2,3,4
Required/recommended reading
and online materials
NIL
Course Website NIL
Additional Course Information Satisfactory completion of this course can be counted towards the Capstone requirement.  Details of internship will be recorded on the student's transcript.  This course will be assessed on "Pass/Fail" basis. Students who are interested to enrol in this course should contact the Department to obtain the approval.
Enrolment of this course is not conducted via the online course selection system and should be made through the relevant Department/School office after approval has been obtained from the course coordinator.
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