School of Chinese Medicine

Bachelor of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine

Programme Code

JS2420


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 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

15 (subject to changes)

Class Start Date

September 2018

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation

140

Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
Two of the following elective subjects:  
ANY 1 SUBJECT 2
CHEMISTRY 2

- Candidates may be required to attend an interview.

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

- One elective must be Chemistry.

 

Programme Description

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine is composed of 140 units, distributed across six study areas:

Six study areas

I.

Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine Professional Courses

II.

Basic Chinese Medical Sciences Courses

III.    

Basic Biomedical Science Courses

IV.

Practicum & Honours Project

V.

Elective Courses

VI.

General Education Courses


Practicum

Students will have opportunities to broaden their knowledge by attending practicum sessions as early as in the Year One of studies.  After completed the first year of studies, students are required to attend a 2-week practicum in the area of Medicinal Botany. In the summer break after the third year and in the fourth year of studies, practicum will take place in either a pharmaceutical plant or a herbarium in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shaoguan and Guangzhou.

Honours Project

The aim of the Honours Project is to provide students with a first hand experience on scientific research. Each student has to complete an honours project under the supervision of a professor in the School.  The focus of the honours project depends on the student's interest, the focus areas include authentication of Chinese materia medica and medicinal herbs, phytochemical constitution and quality control, herbal pharmacology and toxicology, as well as Chinese medicine preparation and new Chinese medicine products development.

 

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities of the BPharm graduates include quality control and manufacturing, business management, new product development and trading of Chinese medicines. Graduates may also take on further studies by applying for research on Chinese medicines at postgraduate level.

 

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.

 

 

Note:

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.