FEATURES
  • We aim at training personnel who are interested in joining the emerging industry in genomics, bioinformatics and personalized medicine.
  • We enable secondary school teachers to conduct bioinformatics research projects in their career.
  • Workshops and hands-on experience in genomics and bioinformatics will be provided by international experts.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Course Code: 41M124753

OVERVIEW

Target Participants

The taught programme is suitable for researchers, teachers and employees in biotechnology industry who wish to equip themselves with knowledge and skills in genomics and bioinformatics for their interests and career development.


Topics

  • Programming
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Bio-computing and Statistics
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Genome Informatics
  • Research Methodology

Mode of Teaching

Lectures, Interactive Tutorials, Seminars, Projects, and Workshops


Medium of Instruction

English


Period of Study

1 year full-time (195 contact hours) / 2 years part-time (183.25 contact hours) for the Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics (MSc_GBI)


Commencement Date

September of every year


Study Scheme

For more information about the study scheme and learning outcomes, please click here.

CURRICULUM

Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics

Code Title
GNBF5010 Introduction to Programming
GNBF5020 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
GNBF5030 Bio-computing and Statistics
GNBF5040 Genomics: Basic Concepts and Applications
GNBF5050 Theories and Algorithms in Bioinformatics
GNBF5060 Systems Biology
GNBF5070 Genome Informatics
GNBF6010 Research Project

For more detailed course information, please click here.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Term 1 (Sept to Dec)

Course Full-time MSc (GBI) Part-time MSc (GBI)
GNBF5010 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45 (Sat)
TUT: 2:30pm-4:15pm (Fri)
LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5020 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5030 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Tue)
TUT: 2:30pm-4:15pm (Fri)
GNBF5040 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Thur)
GNBF5050 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr2)
GNBF5060 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr2)

Term 2 (Jan to Apr)

Course Full-time MSc (GBI) Part-time MSc (GBI)
GNBF5030 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5040 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5050 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Tue)
GNBF5060 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Thur)
GNBF5070 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat)
Or
LEC: 1:30pm-6:30pm (Sat, alternate weeks)
LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr2)
Or
LEC: 1:30pm-6:30pm (Sat, alternate weeks) (Yr2)
GNBF6010 PRJ PRJ

LEC: Lecture; TUT: Tutorial; PRJ: Project


Venue

Classes would mainly be held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

TUITION FEE

Full-time MSc Programme (1 year)

For admission in 2024: HK$139,200 payable in two installments.


Part-time MSc Programme (2 years)

For admission in 2024: HK$69,600 per year payable in two installments annually.

ASSESSMENT

Please refer to the course information.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students should complete all mandatory courses including seven 3-unit courses and one 3-unit research project. Students should pass all assessments and obtain a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

RECOGNITION
  • Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics is a quotable qualification approved by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

  • This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. (Expired on 5 Dec 2027, subject to the re-approval status by the LWB.)
  • This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).
Accreditation

Accreditation by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM)

The MSc programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics is accreditted by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) with the following CME/CPD points. Points will be applied upon request of students in July of the admitted year.


College/Programme CME/CPD Credit Points Awarded (09/2023-05/2025)
Max for whole function Group Category Remarks to be shown on Calendar
Anaesthesiologists 15 PP-NA
Community Medicine 10 AP-PC
Dental Surgeons Pending Pending
Emergency Medicine 12 CME-PC
Family Physicians 100 OEA-5.04
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 5 PP-PN
Ophthalmologists Pending Pending
Orthopaedic Surgeons N/A N/A
Otorhinolaryngologists 10 PP-2.2
Paediatricians 10 E-PP 80% of the attendance rate in the whole course will be obtained 10 CME points.
Pathologists 30 CME-PP 1 point per hour (max. 30 points per whole function)
Physicians N/A N/A
Psychiatrists 5 OT-PG CME/CPD points will be given only upon completion of whole function.
Radiologists 30 B-PP 1 (Cat. B) CME/CPD point for each hour of activity attended; Maximum 30(Cat. B) CME/CPD points for whole course.
Surgeons 18 CME-PP

Accreditation by the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board

The MSc programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics is accredited by the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board for serving as the CPD provider for registered medical laboratory technologists (MLTs). There are totally 84 CPD points (12 points x 7 courses) to be given to the MLT students who finish courses below.


Code Programme Organiser Max. CPD Credit Points
00210141 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5010 Introduction to Programming
(Term 1 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210151 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5020 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics (Term 1 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210161 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5030 Bio-computing and Statistics
(Term 1 / Term 2 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210171 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5040 Genomics: Basic Concepts and Applications (Term 1 / Term 2 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210181 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5050 Theories and Algorithms in Bioinformatics (Term 1 / Term 2 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210191 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5060 Systems Biology
(Term 1 / Term 2 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210201 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5070 Genome Informatics
(Term 2 of the year 2023-24)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12