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Life & Health Sciences Medical Sciences

MSc in Biomedical Science
生物醫學理學碩士

Awarded by
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Course Code
HS025A
Application Code
1545-HS025A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
09-2018
Duration
2 years
Language
English
Course Fee
1st Instalment: HK$67,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

2nd Instalment: HK$40,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

3rd Instalment: HK$27,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project
How to Apply
Deadline on 24 Aug 2017 (Thu)
Enquiries
29755697
27073620

This programme is for those wishing to progress to more senior positions in medical laboratories. Students need to complete a research project and six modules, which will be taught in a blended mode with online tutorials, lectures, hands-on practicals and face-to-face tutorials.

This programme provides students with a detailed critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of specialist disciplines such as hematology and transfusion science, medical microbiology, molecular biology, toxicology, pathology, immunology, and the integration of these disciplines for use in Biomedical Science. The programme provides graduate with a qualification that would help them in career advancement in medical laboratories.

Career advancement includes promotion to Medical Technologist (MT) or Senior Medical Technologist (SMT) in the public sector; or as Laboratory Director in private medical laboratories.  

One important feature of the programme is the incorporation of substantial laboratory practical components into the “Applied Medical Microbiology” and “Haematology and Transfusion Science” modules.

Each module begins with an induction week conducted by academic staff from Edinburgh Napier University and local lecturers. After the induction week, there are face-to-face lectures/ tutorials and laboratory practicals scheduled throughout the semester. Online learning support and interaction amongst students and tutors are enabled via the Moodle site. Thus, students can communicate actively with both the local teachers and with academic staff of Edinburgh Napier University as well as amongst themselves.

In collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, HKU SPACE is offering the Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Science programme to meet the needs of laboratory professionals.

Students are required to complete 6 taught modules of 20 credits each and a Research Project of 60 credits. In each of the first three Semesters, students will take two taught modules and complete the Research Project in Semester 4.

Taught Modules

  1. Haematology and Transfusion Science
  2. Biomedical Applications of Molecular Biology
  3. Scientific Skills
  4. Applied Medical Microbiology
  5. Toxicology and Pathology
  6. Immunotechnology

Research Module

Each student is assigned a project title and supervisor who will provide guidance for the student during the project.

For course content, please see  leaflet.

 
Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered in a part-time mode with face-to-face lectures and tutorials with online learning and student support via the Moodle site.


Assessment

For the taught modules, a variety of assessment methods will be used, including essays, written examinations, seminar presentations, critical analysis of research papers, laboratory practical reports and poster presentations. The Research Project Module is assessed by submission of the research proposal and project thesis.

Award

The MSc in Biomedical Science degree is awarded by Edinburgh Napier University. To be eligible for the award a student has to complete and pass all modules including the Research Project.

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Days / Time
  • Tuesday starting 6:30 pm for 2-3 hours
  • Friday starting 6:30 pm for 2-3 hours
  • Saturday (occasionally) starting 9:30 am for 6-8 hours
Duration
  • The normal minimum time to complete the programme is two calendar years and three months. The maximum period of registration is four years.
Venue
  • Teaching will normally be held in the HKU SPACE Learning Centres, Queen Mary Hospital Complex and HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building.

Applicants should have either

  • an Honours Degree in a biological science discipline, e.g. BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences (Applied Medical Sciences), Biological Science or equivalent; or
  • an Ordinary Degree in a biological science discipline, e.g. BSc in Life Sciences (Applied Medical Sciences), Biological Science or equivalent, plus at least two years of post-qualification relevant work experience. Consideration will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Application Fee

HK$200 (non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • 1st Instalment: HK$67,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

    2nd Instalment: HK$40,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

    3rd Instalment: HK$27,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants should submit:

  • duly completed application form;
  • photostat copies of relevant certificates and transcripts/ result slips;
  • application fee;
  • preferably a recommendation/ reference letter from the employer

and return to:

College of Life Sciences and Technology
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education,
13/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Attention: Ms. Bonnie Ng

 

Or to any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre

Application form and detailed information are also available:

  • in person, at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre 
  • by fax, at 3104 0236
  • by phone, at 2975 5697
  • by e-mail, at bonnie.ng@hkuspace.hku.hk

Please note that the Course Start Date is tentative and subject to change.

(Application deadline has been extended to 24 August 2017)

 

Payment Method

Course fee can be paid by  crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to "HKU SPACE". Please specify the programme title(s) for application, student's name, and student card no. (if applicable).

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard.

Holders of the Bank of East Asia's HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment for courses with a tuition fee of HK$2,000 to $40,000. The cardholder must also be the course applicant himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any of the enrolment centres. 

 

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With more than 6,300 overseas students from outside the European Union, Edinburgh Napier is a truly international University with students from 110 countries. Edinburgh Napier is proud to be the largest UK provider of Higher Education in Hong Kong, with over 3,000 students a year studying a range of courses. In 2014 the University celebrated 20 years in Hong Kong.

 Edinburgh Napier, as one of Scotland’s top universities for graduate employability with 95.4% (HESA 2013), has a reputation for equipping graduates for success in an increasingly competitive labour market.

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