Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Medical Sciences
This programme is for those wishing to progress to more senior positions in medical laboratories. Students are required 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
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.
- Haematology and Transfusion Science
- Biomedical Applications of Molecular Biology
- Scientific Skills
- Applied Medical Microbiology
- Toxicology and Pathology
Each student is assigned a project title and supervisor who will provide guidance for the student during the project.
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.
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.
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.
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
- The normal minimum time to complete the programme is two calendar years and three months. The maximum period of registration is four years.
- Teaching will normally be held at the HKU SPACE Learning Centres, Queen Mary Hospital Complex and HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building.
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 recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
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.
HK$200 (Non-refundable)Course Fee
- 1st Instalment: HK$76,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration
2nd Instalment: HK$40,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year
3rd Instalment: HK$32,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project (subject to review)
Application Form Application FormEnrolment Method
Applicants should submit:
- duly completed application form;
- a copy of HKID card;
- certified true copies of relevant certificates and transcripts;
- employment reference/proof letters; and
- application fee in form of a crossed cheque made payable to "HKU SPACE".
and send to:
Or to any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres
Please note that Course Start Date is tentative and subject to change.
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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