Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science

Programme pamphlet (PDF)

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science of the Hong Kong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), launched in 1998, is the first full-time undergraduate Chinese medicine (CM) programme funded by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong.

Programme Aims

The aim of this double-degree programme is to equip students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of Chinese medicine. The ultimate goal is to train a new generation of Chinese medicine practitioners with the ability to integrate modern science and technology with Chinese medicine principles on a scientific basis for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Programme Details

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with 16-month internship training, and an Honours Project. The curriculum of the programme encompasses extensive courses in Chinese medicine as well as courses in biomedical and clinical Western medicine, in an approximate ration of 7:3.

Instructors in this programme use diversified teaching tools and activities, including multimedia teaching aids, case study, group discussion, and laboratory practice, medicinal herb field trips, and hospital visits to achieve outcome-based teaching and learning. To uphold the spirit of “Whole Person Education” as advocated by the University, 38 credits courses in general education are included in the new curriculum.

6-year Study Schedule

Core Chinese Medicine Courses and internship

  • Fundamental Theories of CM
  • Diagnostics of CM
  • Ancient Chinese Medical Prose - Selected Readings
  • Ancient Chinese Medical Prose - Ancient Chinese

Core Biomedical Science courses

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical sciences lab

Elective course

Nil

General Education courses

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Arts
  • History & Civilization
  • Values and the Meaning of Life
  • Physical Educaion Activities
  • Univesity Life

Core Chinese Medicine Courses and internship

  • Selected Readings of CM Classics (I) - Canon
  • Clinical Chinese Materia Medica
  • Chinese Materia Medica Lab
  • Chinese Medicinal Formulae

Core Biomedical Science courses

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • General Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamental Diagnosis
  • Pre-clinical sciences lab
  • Clinical sciences lab
  • Medical Ethics

Elective course

Nil

General Education courses

  • Numeracy
  • Information Management Technology
  • Public Speaking techniques
  • Communication/Visual Arts/ Social Sciences/Business

Core Chinese Medicine Courses and internship

  • Selected Readings of CM Classics (II) - Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases
  • Internal Medicine of CM I
  • Internal Medicine of CM- Clinical Practice I
  • Internal Medicine of CM II
  • Internal Medicine of CM- Clinical Practice II
  • Acupuncture - Basic Theories
  • Acupuncture Lab
  • Clinical Acupuncture
  • Clinical Acupuncture - Clinical Practice

Core Biomedical Science courses

  • Respiratory Syste
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System & Hepatobiliary System
  • Renal System
  • Reproductive System
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology

Elective course

  • Any one of the following courses (2 units)
  • Introduction to CM Philosophy
  • Yi-Jing and CM
  • Free elective

General Education courses

Communication/Visual Arts/ Social Sciences/Business

Core Chinese Medicine Courses and internship

  • Selected Readings of CM Classics (III) - Golden Chambe
  • Selected Readings of CM Classics (IV) - Science of Seasonal Febrile Diseases
  • Paediatrics of CM
  • Surgery of Chinese Medicine
  • Orthopaedics & Traumatology of CM & Tui Na I
  • Orthopaedics & Traumatology of CM & Tui Na Lab I
  • Orthopaedics & Traumatology of CM & Tui Na II
  • Orthopaedics & Traumatology of CM & Tui Na Lab II

Core Biomedical Science courses

  • Surgery & Emergency Medicin
  • Nervous System
  • Infectious and Immunology Diseases
  • Public Health & Family Medicine

Elective course

  • Any one of the following courses (2 units):
  • A Comparative Study of the Traditional Chinese & Western Medical Systems
  • Introduction to Differential Diagnosis of Critical and Severe Diseases
  • Current Topics on Clinical Research in CM
  • Critical thinking and methods on Clinical CM
  • Free elective

General Education courses

Communication/Visual Arts/ Social Sciences/Business

Core Chinese Medicine Courses and internship

  • Gynaecology of CM
  • Otorhinolaryngology of CM
  • Ophthalmology of CM
  • Different Theories of CM
  • Chinese Medicine Integrated Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Internship I

Core Biomedical Science courses

  • Honours Project I
  • Honours Project II

Elective course

  • Any one of the following courses (3 units):
  • Cosmetology of Traditional CM
  • Free elective

General Education courses

Nil

Core Chinese Medicine Courses and internship

  • Clinical Internship II
  • Specialized Clinical Internship

Core Biomedical Science courses

Nil

Elective course

Nil

General Education courses

Nil

Clinical Practice & Internship

Clinical practice plays an important role in learning Chinese medicine. Students are required to conduct clinical practicum training in the following Chinese medicine clinics runs by HKBU from the 1st years onwards. Year 1 to Year 4 students are required to carry out clinical practice on the basic theories in Diagnostics of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Medicinal Formulae, Internal Medicine of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture; whereas Year 5 and Year 6 students on clinical specialties such as Tui Na, Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Gynaecology of Chinese Medicine, etc.

There are a total of 15 Chinese medicine clinics under the School of Chinese Medicine, eight of which are operated directly by the Clinical Division

Kowloon Tong Hong Kong Baptist University Mr. & Mrs. Chan Hon Yin Chinese Medicine Specialty Clinic and Good Clinical Practice Centre
Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Baptist University Tsimshatsui Chinese Medicine Clinic
Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Specialty Centre
Lai Chi Kok Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine – Lui Seng Chun
Sheung Wan Hong Kong Baptist University HK Island Wei Ke Qiang Chinese Medicine Specialty Clinic
Causeway Bay Haven of Hope – Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Specialty Clinic
Wong Chuk Hang The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society - Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Centre
Tai Po Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Clinic (Jockey Club Cadenza Hub)

Apart from clinical practice in local institutions, in the fifth and sixth year, students are also required to complete 12-month internship in a Chinese Medicine teaching hospital in mainland China or Hong Kong, followed by a 4-month specialized clinical internship.

Honors Project

This is a 6-unit Honors Project and the aim is to provide students with first hand experience on scientific research. Students may choose a topic from a wide variety of areas, ranging from laboratory experience, clinical investigation, systematic review and literature review of Chinese medicine.

Admission Requirements

The major student intake is Form 6 graduates with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results who applied via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Applicants with suitable qualifications will also be considered. The approximate annual intake is 30.

Application Procedures

Applicants must satisfy the entrance requirements specific to their desired programmes of study IN ADDITION TO the General University Admission Requirements. Please click here for details about the General University Admission Requirements.

 

Program Requirements#

Core Subjects    
English Language Level 3  
Chinese Language Level 3  
Mathematics Level 2  
Liberl Studeies Level 2  
+    
2 Elective Subject* Level 2  

*One elective to be chosen from Biology, Chemistry and Combined Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Combined Science (Biology, Physics) / Combined Science (Chemistry, Physics).


  • High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.
  • School Reference Report will be specially considered.
  • Candidates may be required to attend an interview.

#The requirements may review from time to time without prior notice. Please refer to the admission information announced by the HKBU Academic Registry as the updated information.

Applicants seeking admission on the strength of qualifications other than HKDSE results should apply directly to the University. For information on the application procedures and admission requirements, please refer to the website of HKBU Academic Registry.

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Enquiries

For Programme information, please contact:

(852) 3411-2481
(852) 3411-2461
cmtr@hkbu.edu.hk
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