School of Chinese Medicine

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Programme Code

JS2410


Year of Entry

Year 1

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

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

244

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with 15-month internship training, 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, in an approximate ratio of 7:3.

Instructors in this programme use diversified teaching tools and activities, including multimedia teaching tools, case study, group discussion, and laboratory practice, medicinal herb field trips, and hospital visits to achieve outcome-based teaching and learning. To uphold the spirit of "Whole Person Education" as advocated by the University, 31 credits courses in general education are included in the new curriculum.
 

Student Learning Experiences

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 are also required to complete 12-month internship in a Chinese Medicine teaching hospital in mainland China, followed by a 3-month specialised clinical internship.
 

Career Opportunities

Most graduates go on to become Chinese Medicine practitioners, the demand for which is increasing. The licensing requirement 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 commercial sector in Chinese Medicine.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

General Certificate of Education (GCE), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma & SAT

GCE: Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects (Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.) Applicants sitting the 2018 GCE examinations should submit their predicted grades to the University upon the application.

IB: IB Diploma. Applicants should request the IB organisation to send their scores to the University via internet (HKBU institution code: 000247). Applicants sitting the 2018 IB examinations should submit their predicted scores to the University upon the application.

SAT: Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8. Applicants should request the College Board to send scores to the University (HKBU institution code: 7904).

 

Other Overseas Qualifications by Region

Applicants who apply for admission on the basis of overseas qualifications should refer to particular region for details. Given the diversity of education systems around the world, the acceptable overseas qualifications listed may not cover every region.

The University normally expects applicants to have obtained 12-year pre-university years of schooling. School-leaving qualifications that are acceptable for admission to universities in other places may not necessarily be acceptable or sufficient for admission to the University.

 

English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English Grade C
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

Applicants applying to the programme are expected to have taken Biology and possess a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following Chinese qualifications:

Chinese qualifications

Proficiency Test

Minimum Scores

GCE A/ AS Level Chinese

Grade E

GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese

Grade C

Others

Other Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University