Required Courses

Course code Course Credit
LIFS 1901 General Biology I
[Remarks: Students with level 3 or above in HKDSE 1x Biology are exempted from taking LIFS 1901.]
0-3
LIFS 1902 General Biology II 3
LIFS 1904 Laboratory for General Biology II 1
LIFS 2040 Cell Biology 3
LIFS 2070 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
LIFS 2210 Biochemistry I 3
LIFS 3110 Biotechnological Application of Recombinant DNA Techniques 3
LIFS 4150
4360
Plant Biotechnology or
Aquaculture Biotechnology
3
3
LIFS 4200 Concepts and Issues in Contemporary Biotechnology 3

Electives

Students are required to earn 9 credits from the following lists of courses, with at least 3 credits from each area.
Course code Course Credit
LIFS 3060 Microbiology 3
LIFS 3140 General Genetics 4
LIFS 3260 Microbiology Laboratory 3
LIFS 4140 Cancer Biology 3
LIFS 4370 Human Genetics and Personalized Medicine 3
LIFS 4380 Pharmacology and Toxicology 3
LIFS 4550 Biochemistry of Nutrition 3
LIFS 4630 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology   3
LIFS 4760 Biochemistry of Diseases 3
BTEC 5340 Biomarkers and Medical Devices 3
BTEC 5380 Drug Discovery and Development 3
CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 2155 Fundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 2311 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 2355 Fundamental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1