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

Programme Director: Prof LI, Min

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.

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with a 12-month practicum followed by a 4-month specialized clinical internship, 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.

The major career prospect for our graduates is to become Chinese medicine practitioners. Some graduates may go into postgraduate studies and pursue research careers in local and overseas institutions, and a small proportion of graduates may seek out careers in education, administration, regulatory sectors or trading in Chinese medicine.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 200 units
II) Honours Project 6 units
III) General Education 38 units
    244 units


I. Major Courses 200 units
  Major Required Courses (193 units)  
  Biomedical Sciences  
  BMSC1005 Anatomy 3 units
  BMSC1007 Physiology 3 units
  BMSC1008 Biomedical Sciences Laboratory I 1 unit
  BMSC1009 Biomedical Sciences Laboratory II 1 unit
  BMSC1015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3 units
  BMSC2005 General Pathology 3 units
  BMSC2007 Pre-clinical Sciences Laboratory 1 unit
  BMSC2015 Clinical Sciences Laboratory 1 unit
  BMSC2016 Fundamental Diagnosis 4 units
  BMSC2017 Pharmacology 3 units
  BMSC2025 Microbiology and Immunology 3 units
  BMSC3005 Hematology 2 units
  BMSC3006 Cardiovascular System 2.5 units
  BMSC3007 Digestive System and Hepatobiliary System 2.5 units
  BMSC3015 Infectious Diseases and Immunology Diseases 2 units
  BMSC3016 Respiratory System 2 units
  BMSC3017 Endocrinology 2 units
  BMSC3025 Medical Ethics 1 unit
  BMSC3026 Renal System 2 units
  BMSC3027 Reproductive System 2 units
  BMSC3036 Nervous System 2 units
  BMSC3037 Public Health and Family Medicine 3 units
  BMSC3046 Surgery and Emergency Medicine 3 units
  Chinese Medicine  
  CMED1006 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine 6 units
  CMED1016 Ancient Chinese Medical Prose—Selected Readings 2 units
  CMED1017 Diagnostics of Chinese Medicine 5 units
  CMED2005 Clinical Chinese Materia Medica 6 units
  CMED2007 Clinical Chinese Materia Medica Laboratory 1 unit
  CMED2015 Acupuncture—Basic Theories 3 units
  CMED2016 Acupuncture Laboratory 1 unit
  CMED2017 Chinese Medicinal Formulae 6 units
  CMED2025 Selected Readings of Chinese Medicine Classics (II)—Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases 5 units
  CMED2026 Selected Readings of Chinese Medicine Classics (III)—Golden Chamber 4 units
  CMED2027 Selected Readings of Chinese Medicine Classics (IV)—Science of Seasonal Febrile Diseases 4 units
  CMED2045 Selected Readings of Chinese Medicine Classics (I)—Canon 4 units
  CMED3035 Surgery of Chinese Medicine 5 units
  CMED3036 Acupuncture—Clinical Practice 4 units
  CMED3038 Internal Medicine of Chinese Medicine I 4 units
  CMED3039 Internal Medicine of Chinese Medicine II 4 units
  CMED3045 Chinese Medicine Integrated Clinical Practice 1 unit
  CMED3046 Different Theories of Chinese Medicine 4 units
  CMED3047 Gynaecology of Chinese Medicine 5 units
  CMED3048 Internal Medicine of Chinese Medicine Clinic I 1 unit
  CMED3049 Internal Medicine of Chinese Medicine Clinic II 0.5 unit
  CMED3055 Ophthalmology of Chinese Medicine 2 units
  CMED3056 Otorhinolaryngology of Chinese Medicine 2 units
  CMED3057 Paediatrics of Chinese Medicine 4 units
  CMED3058 Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine and Tui Na I 3 units
  CMED3059 Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine and Tui Na II 3 units
  CMED3065 Acupuncture–Clinical Practice Attachment 0.5 unit
  CMED3068 Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine and Tui Na Laboratory I 1 unit
  CMED3069 Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine and Tui Na Laboratory II 1 unit
  Clinical Internship in Chinese Medicine  
  CMED4015 Specialty Studies and Professional Training of Chinese Medicine 12 units
  CMED4018 Clinical Internship I 19 units
  CMED4019 Clinical Internship II 18 units
  Major Elective Courses (7 units)  
  Students must take a total of three Major Elective Courses from the following courses:
  BCME2302 Yi-Jing and Chinese Medicine (offered by CUHK) 2 units
  BCME2312 Clinical Thinking Skills in Chinese Medicine (offered by CUHK) 2 units
  BCHM3901 Introduction to Differential Diagnosis of Critical and Severe Diseases (offered by HKU) 3 units
  CMED1015 Introduction to Chinese Medicine Philosophy 2 units
  CMED2035 A Comparative Study of Traditional Chinese and Western Medical Systems 2 units
  CMED2036 Cosmetology of Traditional Chinese Medicine 3 units
  CMED2037 Current Topics on Clinical Research in Chinese Medicine 2 units
  Free Elective 2 or 3 units
II. Honours Project 6 units
  BMSC4898 Honours Project I 3 units
  BMSC4899 Honours Project II 3 units
III. General Education* 38 units
    244 units

* GE Programme comprises of Core Requirements for a total of 26 units and Distribution Requirements for a total of 12 units. Students are required to take four areas (i.e. Arts, Business, Communication/Visual Arts, Science/Chinese Medicine and Social Sciences) outside of their own Faculty/School/Academy under the Distribution Requirements. For students of this programme, they will take GDAR1087 Ancient Chinese Medical Prose—Classical Chinese (3 units) for fulfilling the requirement of the Arts Category.

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