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.
The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), one of the biggest genome centres in the world, will provide strong support for the training and research projects in these programmes.

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
  • 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 / 2 years part-time for Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics (MSc_GNBF)


Commencement Date

September of every year

CURRICULUM

Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics

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

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CLASS SCHEDULE

Term 1 (Sept to Dec)

Course Full-time MSc_GNBF Part-time MSc_GNBF
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_GNBF Part-time MSc_GNBF
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) LEC: 1:30pm-6:30pm (alternate Sat) (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 2018 (provisional): HK$110,000 payable in two installments.


Part-time MSc Programme (2 years)

For admission in 2018 (provisional): HK$55,000 per year payable in two installments annually.

ASSESSMENT

For the mandatory courses, performance will be assessed by assignments, examination and course paper. For the research project (as required for the MSc programme), assessment will be based on research performance, oral presentation, and written report.

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.

Accreditation of the MSc Programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics

The following table showed the CME/CPD points awarded in the past. CME/CPD points will be applied upon request of newly admitted students of the year in July.


College CME/CPD Points Awarded (1/9/2014-31/7/2016)
Master of Science CME/CPD Category
Community Medicine 10
Dental Surgeons Pending
Family Physicians 100 Cat 5.4 & 10 CPD for passing exam only
Ophthalmologists max. 4 pts for entire program Passive
Orthopaedic Surgeons 15 pts for the whole year Cat C
Otorhinolaryngologists 10 Cat 2.2
Paediatricians 10 Cat E
Pathologists 30 PP
Psychiatrists 5 OT/PG
Radiologists max 30 pts for the whole function; 1 pt. Cat B for every hour of lecture attended
Surgeons 18 Passive