School of Chinese Medicine

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Programme Code


Year of Entry


Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

6 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

30 (subject to changes)

Class Start Date

September 2018

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
Two of the following elective subjects:  

- Candidates may be required to attend an interview.

- Candidates are required to have two electives at Level 2.

- One elective must be Biology, Chemistry or Combined Science.

Note1: Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry) / Combined Science (Biology, Physics) / Combined Science (Chemistry, Physics)


Programme Description


The Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science is composed of 244 units, distributed across eight study areas as listed below:

Eight study areas


Basic Chinese Medical Sciences


Clinical Chinese Medical Sciences


Basic Biomedical Sciences


General Western Clinical Sciences


Clinical Internship in Chinese Medicine      


Honours Project


Elective Courses


General Education Courses

Clinical Practice & Internship

Clinical practice and internship are key elements in this curriculum. During the academic years, students attend practicum in clinics operated by School of Chinese Medicine of HKBU. In the fifth and sixth year, students spend 12 months in a Chinese Medicine teaching hospital in mainland China or Hong Kong for clerkship training, followed by a 4-month specialised clinical internship.

Honours Project

The purpose of the Honours Project is to give students hands-on experience in a chosen research topic, which includes designing and performing a study, and analysing data.  An equally important purpose is to give students the opportunity to conduct an in-depth investigation in a topic that interests them. Research challenges students to think logically and critically and enhances their ability to observe and apply what they have learned, and at the same time to explore new theories.


Career Opportunities

Most graduates go on to become Chinese Medicine practitioners, the demand for which is increasing. The licensing of Chinese Medicine practitioners has been enforced in Hong Kong since 2003, and our graduates are expected to meet the most stringent requirements of licensing qualifications. 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 in public health sector, or trading in Chinese Medicine.




For 2018 entry, the Programme will NOT consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements. However, it will consider M1/M2 subject as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will not consider any Applied Learning Subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

The Programme will NOT consider any Other Language subjects as unspecified elective subject.

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    e.g.: 4 core subjects + 1 best/specified elective or 2 best/specified electives
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
    HKDSE Standard Score + 1 best X Sum of scores for 4 core subjects plus 1 best/specified elective subject (Category A)
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.




As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.